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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.
   

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