March 31, 2015 – Faith & Religion: Dr. John Dominic Crossan Answers the Question, “Who Killed Jesus?”
Season 7, Episode 13
World-renowned scholar, theologian, and author Dr. John Dominic Crossan (see book info below) joins us on Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys as we discuss faith and the roots of anti-Semitism in the Christian gospel stories. For the Christian community Easter is just around the corner. During this week many will be attending holy week services. Very special services are held on Holy or Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. During those services Gospel lessons will be read telling what Christians call the passion story about Jesus – including the Last Supper, a night of prayerful anguish, an arrest, mock trials, and finally an execution – and in those texts some disturbing depictions of the Jewish community of the day as being the cause of the crucifixion of Jesus. So, is the Christian message, at its root, anti-Semitic? We’ll get some help on this difficult issue from Dr. John Dominic Crossan. Listen now to this episode of Friends Talking Faith.