If liberals and progressives who are not culturally and
politically conservative Christians are interested in exploring how the
historical Jesus was transformed into the superhero portrayed in the New
Testament, they might find MacDonald's work interesting.
In conclusion, MacDonald's Mythologizing Jesus can be read as a summative distillation of his
impressive body of scholarly work, or as an introduction to his impressive body
of scholarly work -- for those people who might want to read more of his work.
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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...)