The Historical Jesus : The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant. San Francisco, Harper, 1993

Paperback. ISBN: 0060616296. A seminal portrait of Jesus the man in his time--"the most important scholarly book about Jesus in decades" (Marcus Borg). In this groundbreaking work, Crossan presents the verifiably original sayings of Jesus and places them in an account where the man who emerges is a savvy, courageous Jewish peasant--both a revolutionary and a compassionate healer.