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1. Scanning the Sunday Gospel. Milwaukee, WI: Bruce, 1966.
2. The Gospel of Eternal Life. Milwaukee, WI: Bruce, 1967.
3. In Parables. The Challenge of the Historical Jesus. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Pp. 53-78 are translated as "Gleichnisse der Verkehrung." Pp.126-158 in Die neutesta-mentische Gleichnisforschung im Horizont von Hermeneutik und Literaturwissenschaft. Ed. Wolfgang Harnisch. Wege der Forschung 575. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buch-gesellschaft, 1982.
Paperback edition, San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 1985.
      Reissued at Sonoma, CA: Polebridge Press (Eagle Books), 1992.

4. The Dark Interval.Towards a Theology of Story. Niles, IL: Argus, 1975.

      Reissued at Sonoma, CA: Polebridge Press (Eagle Books), 1988.

5. Raid on the Articulate. Comic Eschatology in Jesus and Borges. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.
        Reissued at Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2008.
6. Finding Is the First Act. Trove Folktales and Jesus' Treasure Parable. Semeia Supplements 9. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press; Pittssburgh: Fortress Press, 1979.
        Reissued at Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2008.
7. Cliffs of Fall. Paradox and Polyvalence in the Parables of Jesus. New York: Seabury Press, 1980.
        Reissued at Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2008.
8. A Fragile Craft. The Work of Amos Niven Wilder. Biblical Scholarship in North America 3. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1981.
9. In Fragments. The Aphorisms of Jesus. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 1983.
        Reissued at Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2008.
10. Four Other Gospels. Shadows on the Contours of Canon. Minneapolis, MN: Winston/Seabury, 1985.

     Reissued at Sonoma, CA: Polebridge Press, 1992.

        Reissued at Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2008.
11. Sayings Parallels: A Workbook for the Jesus Tradition. Foundations and Facets of the New Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986.
        Reissued at Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2008.
12. The Cross that Spoke. The Origins of the Passion Narrative. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 1988.

Given the 1989 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion (Analytical-Descriptive Studies) by the American Academy of Religion.

        Reissued at Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2008.
13. The Historical Jesus. The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant. San Francisco, CA: Harper San Francisco, 1991. Paperback edition, 1993.

In top ten of "Religious Bestsellers (Hardcover)" according to Publishers Weekly for 6 months in 1992: No. 2 on March 16, No. 6 on April 13, No. 3 on May 11, No. 1 on June 8, No. 8 on August 10, No. 10 on September 21.
Translated into German, Spanish (Spain & Latin America separately), Italian, Portugese (Brazil), Polish, & Korean.

14. Jesus. A Revolutionary Biography. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994.

In top ten of "Religious Bestsellers (Hardcover)" according to Publisher Weekly for 8 months in 1994: No. 6 on April 11; No. 4 on May 9; No. 3 on June 13; No. 5 on July 11; No. 8 on August 15; No. 8 on September 12; No. 10 on October 10; No. 10 on November 14.
Translated into Portugese (Brazil), Italian, Spanish (Spain & Latin America separately), German, Dutch, Polish, Danish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.

15. The Essential Jesus: Original Sayings and Earliest Images. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994.
  Translated into Spanish, German, Portugese, & Japanese.
        Reissued at Eugene, OR:  Wipf & Stock, 2008.
16. Who Killed Jesus? Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995.
In top ten of "Religious Bestsellers (Hardcover)" according to Publishers Weekly for 5 months in 1995: No. 7 on May 8, No. 8 on June 12, No. 10 on July 10, No. 8 on August 14, No. 8 on September 11.
Translated into Portugese, German, Spanish (Latin America), Dutch, & Japanese.
17. John Dominic Crossan & Richard G. Watts, Who Is Jesus? Answers to Your Questions about the Historical Jesus. New York, NY: HarperPaperbacks 1996.
Translated into Korean & Japanese.
Reissued at Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999.
18. The Birth of Christianity. Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998.
In top ten of "Religious Bestsellers (Hardcover)" according to Publishers Weekly for 3 months in 1998: No. 8 on May 11, No. 9 on June 15, No. 8 on July 13. It was also picked as one of the ten “Religion” titles among “PW’s Best 98 Books,” Publisher’sWeekly, November 2, 1998. It is in a British edition and was adopted by Doubleday Reader’s Subscription Book Club and the Quality Paperback Book Club. Translated into Portugese (Brazil), Polish, Spanish, Korean versions.
19. A Long Way from Tipperary: A Memoir. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 2000.
20. John Dominic Crossan & Jonathan L. Reed, Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 2001 [London: SPCK, 2001].
Received Publishers Weekly “Best Religion Books of 2001” Award. Translated into Spanish, German, Korean, Hungarian, & Portugese versions.
21. John Dominic Crossan & Jonathan L. Reed, In Search of Paul: How Jesus’ Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 2004.

Separate English edition by SPCK. Translated into Spanish.
In top ten of "Religious Bestsellers (Hardcover)" according to Publishers Weekly for 1 month in 2004: No. 10 on December 20, 2004, page 19.
Translated into Spanish and Portugese

22. Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week: A Day by Day Account of Jesus’s Final Week in Jerusalem. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, February, 2006.
In top ten of "Hardcover Religion Bestsellers" according to Publishers Weekly for one month in 2006; No. 10 on April 10.
UK version by SPCK. Translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian.
23. God & Empire. Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, March, 2007.
Translated into Spanish and Korean.
24. Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach about the Birth of Jesus. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 2007.
UK version by SPCK. Translated into Japanese, Spanish, Portugese (Brazil) and Korean and Russian.
25. Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, The First Paul:  Reclaiming the Radical Visionary behind the Church's Conservative Icon. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 2009.
UK version by SPCK. Translated into Spanish and Korean.
Fourth in "Top Ten Books on Religion and Spirituality," Booklist, November 15, 2009.
26. The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord's Prayer. HarperOne, San Francisco, CA, 2010.
UK version by SPCK. Translated into Korean and Spanish.
27. The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus . Publication by HarperOne, San Francisco, CA, 2012.
Translated into Korean and Spanish
28. How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis through Revelation. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 2015 (March 3).
Translated into Korean, Russian, Spanish and German.




1. "The Marian Significance of John 1,12-13." Pp. 99-107 in Maria in Sacra Scriptura. Acta Congressus Mariologici-Mariani 1965. Vol. V. Rome: Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis, 1967.
2. Articles in The New Catholic Encyclopedia. 15 vols. New York: McGraw Hill, 1967: (1) Barabbas, (2) Hour of Jesus, (3) High-Priestly Prayer of Jesus, (4) Justice of Men; (5) Justice of God; (6) Justification in the Bible; (7) Logos in the Bible; (8) Paraclete, (9) Word of God.
3. "Divorce and Remarriage in the New Testament." Pp. 1-41 in The Bond of Matrimony. An Ecumenical and Interdisciplinary Study. Ed. W. Bassett. South Bend, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 1968.
4. "Judges." Pp. 149-162 in The Jerome Biblical Commentary. Eds. R. E. Brown, J. A. Fitzmyer, R. E. Murphy. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1968.
5. "The Presence of God's Love in the Power of Jesus' Works." Pp. 65-79 in The Presence of God. Eds. P. Benoit, R. E. Murphy, B. Van Iersel. Concilium 50: Scripture. New York: Paulist Press, 1969.
6. "Man in Society: The Biblical View." Pp.18-42 in Man In Society: Facts and Visions. Ed. H. H. Loiskandl. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 1971.
7. "Redaction and Citation in Mark 11:9-10,17 and 14:27." Pp. 17-61 in Society of Biblical Literature 1972 Proceedings. Vol. 1. First International Congress of Learned Societies in the Field of Religion, Los Angeles, California, 1-5 September 1972. 2 vols. Ed. Lane McGaughy.
 = "Redaction and Citation in Mark 11:9-10 and 11:17." Biblical Research 17 (1972) 33-50.
8. "The Servant Parables of Jesus." Pp. 94-118 in Society of Biblical Literature 1973 Seminar Papers. Vol 1. Ed. George MacRae. 2 vols. Cambridge, MA: SBL, 1973.
 = "The Servant Parable of Jesus" Semeia 1 (1974) 17-62.
9. "Jesus and Pacifism." Pp. 196-208 in No Famine in the Land. Studies in Honor of John L. Mc Kenzie. Eds. J. W. Flanagan & A. Weisbrod Robinson. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1975.
10. "Empty Tomb and Absent Lord." Pp. 135-152 in The Passion in Mark. Ed. Werner Kelber. Philadelphia: Fortress Press,1976.
11. "Parable, Allegory, and Paradox." Pp. 247-281 in Semiology and Parables. Ed. Daniel Patte. Pittsburgh Theological Monograph Series 9. Pittsburgh, PA: Pickwick Press, 1976.
12. "Hidden Treasure Parables in Late Antiquity." Pp. 359-379 in Society of Biblical Literature 1976 Seminar Papers. Ed. George MacRae. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1976.
13. "Ruth Amid the Alien Corn': Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Biblical Criticism." Pp. 199-210 in The Biblical Mosaic: Changing Perspectives. Eds. Robert M. Polzin & Eugene Rothman. Semeia Studies 10. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press; Pittsburgh: Fortress Press, 1982 ="Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Biblical Research." Biblical Research 22 (1977) 39-49.
14. "A Form for Absence: The Markan Creation of Gospel." Pp. 41-55 of Vol. 1 in Semeia 12-13 (1978): The Poetics of Faith. Essays Offered to Amos Niven Wilder. 2 vols. Ed. William A. Beardslee.
15.   "It Is Written: A Structuralist Analysis of John 6." Pp. 197-213 in Vol. 1 of Society of Biblical Literature 1979 Seminar Papers. 2 vols. Ed. Paul J. Achtemeier. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1979 ="It Is Written: A Structuralist Analysis of John 6" Semeia 26 (1983) 3-21 =(abbreviated) "A Structuralist Analysis of John 6." Pp. 235-249 in Orientation by Disorientaion. Studies in Literary Criticism and Biblical Literary Criticism Presented in Honor of William A. Beardslee. Ed. Richard A. Spencer. Pittsburgh Theological Monograph Series 35. Pittsburgh, PA: Pickwick Press, 1980.
16. "Stages in Imagination." Pp. 49-62 in The Archaeology of the Imagination. Ed. Charles E. Winquist. Journal of the American Academy of Religion Thematic Series 48/2 (1981).
17.   "The Hermeneutical Jesus." Pp. 237-249 in The Bible and Its Traditions, special issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review 22/3 (Summer 1983). Eds. Michael Patrick O'Connor & David Noel Freedman =Pp. 15-27 in Backgrounds for the Bible. Eds. Michael Patrick O'Connor & David Noel Freedman. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1987.
18. "Parables of Jesus." Pp. 748-749 in Harper's Bible Dictionary. San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 1985.
19. "Jesus and Gospel." Pp. 106-130 in The Biblical Heritage in Modern Catholic Scholarship. In Honor of Bruce Vawter, C.M., on his 65th Birthday. Eds. John J. Collins & John Dominic Crossan. Delaware: Glazier, 1986.
20. "The Infancy and Youth of the Messiah," & "The Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection." Pp. 59-81 & 109-132 in The Search for Jesus: Modern Scholarship Loks at the Gospels. Ed. Hershel Shanks. Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1994 [see #50 under Invited Lectures]
21. "The Historical Jesus in Earliest Christianity" & "Responses and Reflections." Pp. 1-21 & 142-164 in Jesus and Faith. A Conversation on the Work of John Dominic Crossan. Eds. Jeffrey Carlson & Robert A. Ludwig. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1994.
22.   “Itinerants and Householders in the Earliest Kingdom Movement.” Pp. 113-29 in Reimagining Christian Origins: A Colloquium Honoring Burton L. Mack. Eds. Elizabeth A. Castelli & Hal Taussig. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996.
23. “Jesus and the Kingdom: Itinerants and Householders in Earliest Christianity.” Pp. 21-51 in Jesus at 2000. Ed. Marcus J. Borg. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.
24. Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? A Debate between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan. Moderated by William F. Buckley, Jr. Ed. Paul Copan. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
25. “Our Own Faces in Deep Wells: A Future for Historical Jesus Research.” Pp. 282-310 in God, The Gift, and Postmodernism. Eds. John D. Caputo & Michael J. Scanlon. The Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univcersity Press.
26. “Historical Jesus as Risen Lord.” Pp. 1-47 in The Jesus Controversy: Persepctives in Conflict. Rockwell Lecture Series at Rice University, Houston, TX. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1999.
27. “The Labour of Sharing.” Pp. 235-248 in The Labour of Reading: Desire, Alienation, and Biblical Interpretation. Essays in Honour of Robert C. Culley. Semeia Studies 36. Eds. Fiona C. Black, Rolamd Boer, Erin Runions. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature 1999.
28. “Why Is Historical Jesus Research Necessary?” Pp. 7-37 in Jesus Two Thousand Years Later. Eds. James H. Charlesworth & Walter P. Weaver. Faith and Scholarship Colloquies Series. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International.
29. “A Future for the Christian Faith?” Pp. 109-129 in The Once and Future Jesus. Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge Press, 2000.
30. “Eschatology, Apocalypticism, and the Historical Jesus.” Pp. 91-112 in Jesus Then and Now: Images of Jesus in History and Christology. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2001. [Papers from an international symposium at Chapman University, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 1999]
31. “The Power of the Dog.” Pp. 187-193 in Postmodern Interpretations of the Bible – A Reader. Ed. A. K. M. Adam. St Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2001.
32. “Troubling History at Oberammergau.” Pp. 223-231 in Telling a Good Story: The Art of Narrative, Queen’s Quarterly: A Canadian Review, Vol. 108, Summer 2001, No. 2.
33. Pp. 48-69, 119-123, 137-142, & 157-160 in The Apocalyptic Jesus: A Debate (Dale C. Allison, Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Stephen J. Patterson). Ed. Robert J. Miller. Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge Press, 2000.
34. “The Ashes of Memory.” Pp. 156-164 in Irish Spirit: Pagan, Celtic, Christian, Global. Ed. Patricia Monaghan. Dublin, Ireland: Wolfhound Press, 2001.
35. “The Passion after the Holocaust.” Pp. 171-184 in A Shadow of Glory: Reading the New Testament after the Holocaust. Ed. Tod Linafelt. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002.
36. "Bliss at Dawn, Darkness at Noon.” Pp. 121-123 in Vatican II: Forty Personal Stories. Eds. William Madges & Michael J. Daley. Mystic, CT: Bayard Twenty-Third Publications, 2003.
"Bliss at Dawn, Darkness at Noon.” Pp. 148-51 in Vatican II: Fifty Personal Stories. Eds. William Madges & Michael J. Daley. Revised & Expanded Edition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012.
37. “Jesus as a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant.” Pp. 161-168 in Profiles of Jesus. Ed. Roy W. Hoover. Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge Press, 2002.
38. “The Historical Jesus and Divine Dissent.” Pp. 14-29 in The Role of Dissenter in Western Christianity from Jesus through the 16th Century. Ed. Alicia McNary Forsey. Berkeley, CA; Starr King School for the Ministry, 2004.
39. “Hymn to a Savage God.” Pp. 8-27 in Jesus and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ: The Film, the Gospels and the Claims of History. Eds. Kathleen E. Corley & Robert L. Webb. New York, NY: Continuum, 2004.
40. “The Justice of God and the Peace of Earth.” Pp. 204-19 in War or Words? Interreligious Dialogue as an instrument of Peace. Eds. Donald W. Musser & D. Dixon Sutherland. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2005.
41. “Paul and Rome: The Challenge of a Just World Order.” Pp. 6-20 in New Testament and Roman Empire: Shifting Paradigms for Interpretation. Special Issue of the Union Seminary Quarterly Review 59:3-4 (2005).
42. "Appendix: Bodily Resurrection Faith." Pp. 171-186 & 216-217 in The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N. T. Wright in Dialogue. Ed. Robert B. Stewart. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006.
43. “Jewish Crowd and Roman Governor.” Pp. 59-67 in Mel Gibson’s Bible: Religion, Popular Culture, and The Passion of the Christ. Eds. Timothy K. Beal & Tod Linafelt. Afterlives of the Bible. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
44. "The Gospel of Peter and the Canonical Gospels." Pp. 117-34 in Das Evangeliumnach Petrus: Text, Kontexte, Intertexte. Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, Band 158. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2007.
45. "Hope for Our World: God’s Kingdom on Earth.” Pp. 24-30 in Together in Hope: Proclaiming God’s Justice, Living God’s Love. Ed. Adrian Alker for the Inclusive Church Network, Sheffield, UK: St. Mark's Center for Radical Christianity, 2008.
46. "Roman Imperial Theology.” Pp. 59-73 in In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance. Ed. Richard A. Horsley. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2008.
47. "A vida do Jesus historico” & “As duasvozesmaisantgas du tradicä de Jesus.” Pp. 13-30 & 85-103 in A descoberta do Jesus histórico, Eds. André Chebitarese & Gabriele Cornelli. São Paulo, Brasil: Paulinas, 2009.
[Keynote addresses to the I Simpósio Internacional do Jesus Historico, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brasil, Tuesday-Thursday, October 16-18, 2007].
48. "Divine Violence in the Christian Bible.” Pp. 208-36 in The Bible and the American Future. Edited by Robert Jewett with Wayne L. Alloway Jr. & John G. Lacey (2009).
49. “Jesus and the Challenge of Collaborative Eschatology.” Pp. 105-32 in The Historical Jesus: Five Views. Eds. James K. Beilby & Paul Rhodes Eddy. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press Academic, 2009.
[Winner of the 2011 Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in the Biblical Studies category]
50. “A morte do Jesus histórico” & “A ressurrei Cão de Jesus” & “Hino a um Deus selvagem (Sobrë um filme de Mel Gibson, A Paixäo de Cristo),” Pp. 13-26, 27-43, 44-66 in Morte e ressurreicão de Jesus. Reconstrucão e hermenêuticz. Um debate com John Dominic Crossan. Eds. Paulo Augusto de Souza Nogueira & Jonas Machado. São Paulo , Brasil: Paulinas, 2009.
51. “Context and Text in Historical Jesus Methodology” Pp. 59-81 in The Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus. Vol. 1 (4 vols.; eds. T. Holmén & S. E. Porter; Leiden: Brill, 2010).




1. "Mary's Virginity in St. John - An Exegetical Study." Marianum 19 (1957) 115-126.
2. "The Biblical Poetry of the Hebrews." The Bible Today 13 (1964) 832- 837.
3. "Anti-Semitism and the Gospels." Theological Studies 26 (1965) 189-214.
4. "Mary and the Church in John 1:13." The Bible Today 20 (1965) 1318-1324.
5. "Biblical Truth as Dialectical Analysis." Chicago Studies 6 (1967) 297-316.
      Reprinted in Insight 6 (1968) 20-29.
6. “Structure and Theology of Mt. 1:18-2:23,” Cahiers de Joséphologie 16 (1968) 119-135.
7. "The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen." Journal of Biblical Literature 90 (1971) 451-465.
8. "Parable and Example in the Teaching of Jesus." New Testament Studies 18 (1971-72) 285-307.
      Reprinted in Semeia 1 (1974) 63-104.
9. "Parable as Religious and Poetic Experience." The Journal of Religion 53 (1973) 330-358.
10. "Mark and the Relatives of Jesus." Novum Testamentum 15 (1973) 81-113.
      Reprinted as pp. 52-84 in The Composition of Mark’s Gospel (Leiden: Brill, 1999)
11. "The Seed Parables of Jesus." Journal of Biblical Literature 92 (1973) 244-266.
12. "Structuralist Analysis and the Parables of Jesus." Linguistica Biblica 29-30 (1973) 41-51.
      Reprinted and expanded in Semeia 1 (1974) 192-221.
13. "A Basic Bibliography for Parables Research." Semeia 1 (1974) 236-274.
14. "The Good Samaritan: Towards a Generic Definition of Parable." Semeia 2 (1974) 82-112,5.
15. "Immortality as Idolatry: The Limits of Narcotic Theology." Listening 10 (1975) 21-29.
16. "Literary Criticism and Biblical Hermeneutics." The Journal of Religion 57 (1977) 76-80.
[Essay review of Norman Perin, Jesus and the Language of the Kingdom. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976]
17. "A Metamodel for Polyvalent Narration." Semeia 9 (1977) 105-147.
18. "Waking the Bible: Biblical Hermeneutic and Literary Imagination." Interpretation 32 (1978) 269-285.
19. "Paradox Gives Rise to Metaphor: Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutics and the Parables of Jesus."
      Biblical Research 24 (1979) 20-37.
20. "Difference and Divinity." Semeia 23 (1982) 29-40.
21. "Mark 12:13-17." Interpretation 37 (1983) 397-401.
22. "Parable as History and Literature." Listening 19 (1984) 5-18.
23. "From Moses to Jesus: Parallel Themes."Bible Review 2/2 (Summer 1986) 18-27.
24. "The Cross that Spoke: The Earliest Narrative of the Passion and Resurrection." Forum 3/2 (June 1987) 3-22.
25. "Living Earth and Living Christ: Thoughts on Carol P. Christ's, 'Finitude, Death, and Reverence for Life.'" Semeia 40 (1987) 109-118.
26. "Pattern and Particularity in Suffering and Story: Response to Beth Burbank's, "Vignette: The Blessing of the Wrestler." Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry 9 (1987) 211-216.
27. "Aphorism in Discourse and Narrative." Semeia 43 (1988) 121-140.
28. "Divine Immediacy and Human Immediacy: Towards a New First Principle in Historical Jesus Research." Semeia 44 (1988) 121-140
29. "Materials and Methods in Historical Jesus Research." Forum 4/4 (December 1988) 3-24.
30. "Thoughts on Two Extracanonical Gospels." Semeia 49 (1990) 155-168.
31. "Jesus as a Mediteranean Jewish Peasant." The Fourth R 4/2 (March 1991) 11-14.
32. "The Life of a Mediteranean Jewish Peasant." The Christian Century 108/37 (Dec 18-25, 1991) 1194-1200.
33. "The Historical Jesus: An Interview with John Dominic Crossan." The Christian Century 108/37 (Dec 18-25, 1991) 1200-1204.
34. "Open Healing and Open Eating: Jesus as a Jewish Cynic?" Biblical Research [Centennial Issue] 36 (1991) 6-18 [from Saturday, April 20, 1991].
35. "Lists in Early Christianity: A Response to Early Christianity, Q and Jesus." Semeia 55 (1992) 235-243.
36. "Jesus and the Leper." Forum 8 (1992) 177-190.
37. "The Challenge of Multicontextual Interpretation." Semeia 62 (1993) 149-155.
38. "The Challenge of Christmas: Two Views" in the Christmas issue of The Christian Century, December 15, 1993, cover & pages 1270-1280. "He comes as One Unknown" by Beverly R. Gaventa, & "A Tale of Two Gods" by John Dominic Crossan ("adapted from the first chapter of Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography"), with mutual responses following.
39. "Some Theological Conclusions from My Historical Jesus Research," The Living Pulpit, 3/1 (Jan-Mar 1994) 18-19.
40. "Why Christians Must Search for the Historical Jesus." Bible Review 12/2 (April 1996): 34-38 & 42-45.
41. “The Passion Narrative.” The Fourth R 9/5-6 (Sept-Dec 1996) 3-8.
42. “What Victory? What God?” A Review Debate with N. T. Wright on Jesus and the Victory of God.Scottish Journal of Theology 50 (1997) 345-358.
43. “Against Anxieties: Thomas 36 and the Historical Jesus.” Forum 10 (1994) 57-67.
44. “The Gospel of Peter and the Canonical Gospels: Independence, Dependence, or Both?” Forum, n.s. 1 (1998) 7-51.
45. “Spirituality or Sanctity,” Tikkun 13/6, November-December (1998) 34.
46. “Earliest Christianity in Counterfactual Focus.” Biblical Interpretation 8 (1999) 185-193.
= Pp. 185-193 in Virtual History and the Bible. Ed. J. Cheryl Exum. Leiden: Brill, 2000.
47. “Exclusivity and Particularity.” Buddhist-Christian Studies 19 (1999) 97-99.
= Pp. 83-86 in Buddhists Talk about Jesus. Christians Talk about the Buddha. Eds. Rita M. Gross & Terry C. Muck. New York, NY: Continuum, 2000.
48. “Die Akte Jesus.” NZZ Folio (Die Zeitschrift der Neuen Zürcher Zeiting). special issue on “Jesus, 2000 Jahre danach,” Nr. 12, December 1999, 25-28.
49. “Den historiske Jesus og kristendommens fodsel” Kritisk forum for praktisk teologi: EfterJesufodsel: 78 (1999) 30-47.
50. “The Final Word.” Colloquium (The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review) 31 (1999) 141-152.
51. “Blessed Plot.” A Reply to N. T. Wright’s Review of The Birth of Christianity. Scottish Journal of Theology 53 (2000) 92-112 [see 72-91].
52. “The Parables of Jesus.” Interpretation; A Journal of Bible and Theology 56 (2002) 247-259 [Special Issue on Parables]
53. “Historical Knowledge: A Response to Hal Childs.” Pastoral Psychology 51 (2003) 469-75.
54. “Virgin Mother or Bastard Child?” “HTS/Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 59 (2003) 663-91.
= Pp. 37-55 in A Feminist Companion to Mariology. Ed. Amy-Jill Levine with Maria Mayo Robbins. London & New York: &. & T. Clark (Continuum), 2005.
55. “The Resurrection of Jesus in Its Jewish Context.” Neotestamentica 37.1 (2003) 29-57.
[Invited Opening Lecture. New Testament Society of South Africa, Potchefstroom, South Africa, Tuesday, April 9, 2002, 7:30-9:00 pm]
56. “Loosely Based on a True Story: The Passion of Jesus in Verbal and Visual Media.” Tikkun
19/2 (March/April 2004): 25-27 &32.
57. “On Asking the Right Question.” Axial (Winter 2004): 6-8.
58. “Crowd Control.” The Christian Century 121/6 (March 23, 2004): 18 & 21-22.
59. “A Woman Equal to Paul: Who Is She?" Bible Review 21/3 (Summer 2005) 29-31 & 46-47.
60. “New Testament and Roman Empire: Shifting Paradigms for Interpretation," Union Seminary Quarterly Review 59/3-4 (2005) 1-15.
61. “Violence and the Normalcy of Civilisation.” Search 29 (2006) 3-12.
62. Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, “Jesus’ Final Week: Collision Course,” The Christian Century 124/6 (March, 20, 2007) 27-31.
63. "The Message of the Historical Jesus and Contemporary American Imperialism.” Rivista di Teologia dell’Evangelizzazione 11 (2007) 395-406.
64. "A Vision of Divine Justice: The Resurrection of Jesus in Eastern Christian Iconography." JBL 132 (2013) 1-32.
[AAR/SBL Annual Meeting: SBL Presidential Address, International Ballroom North, Hilton Chicago Hotel, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012]
65. "From Abba-Cry to Father-Prayer." The Fourth R 28:2 (March-April) 2015:14-15 & 24.
66. "It's the Theology: In Memory of Marcus J. Borg (1942-2015)." The Fourth R 29:1 (January-February) 2016:23-25.




1. John A. T. Robinson, Twelve New Testament Studies. SBT 34. (Naperville, IL: Allenson, 1962) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 25 (1963) 217-219.
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