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The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus

David Burns


This book contends that the influence of biblical criticism in America was more widespread than previously thought. It proves this point by uncovering the hidden history of the radical historical Jesus, a construct created and sustained by freethinkers, feminists, socialists, and anarchists during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. This exploration provides a new narrative revealing that Cyrenus Osborne Ward, Caroline Bartlett, George Herron, Bouck White, and other radical religionists had an impact on the history of religion in America rivaling that of recognized religious intellectuals such ... More

Keywords: biblical criticism, freethinkers, feminists, socialists, anarchists, Jesus, Gilded Age, Progressive Era, reason, peasant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199929504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Burns, author
Northern Illinois University