The Jesus everybody likes is not the Jesus found in the Gospels.
"Most surprising of all, Jesus counted women among his disciples, something unheard of for Jewish rabbis of his day." ~from the book
"A wonderful account of Jesus, full of wit and wisdom." —Michael F. Bird, lecturer in theology at Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia
Jesus said and did some remarkably controversial and provocative things—things that would no doubt have modern-day pundits going nuts. Here's a top-10 list of Jesus' politically incorrect words and actions.
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If Jesus showed flashes of anger or spite, he may also have experienced lust and romantic love.
Jesus is bigger than our boxes, explanations, and modern presuppositions. If he wasn't, he probably wouldn't be God.
Strauss resists the temptation to harmonize or resolve the paradoxes he sets up, letting the reader wrestle with this "new" and challenging Jesus.