Re: [XTalk] NGEO, "The First Jesus"
- To: Crosstalk
In Response To: Bob Schacht
On: The First Jesus
Those whose interest has been piqued by a possible parallel between Jesus and a
previous slave Messiah may like to look into Winsome Munro's last work, which
intends to establish the possibility that Jesus himself was a slave.
Winsome Munro, Jesus Born of a Slave: The Social and Economic Origins of
Jesus's Message. Edwin Mellen 1998. The final editing was carried out by
Munro's St Olaf College colleague Bill Poehlmann, following Munro's death in
That Munro herself came from South Africa, and was an active opponent of that
regime, may perhaps color (or one might say, inspire) her conclusions.
And no, Munro does not (at least not in the posthumously compiled index to her
book) mention Simon of Peraea.
E Bruce Brooks
Warring States Project
University of Massachusetts at Amherst