Review of The Jesus Dynasty in Slate
by James Tabor
Here is a fascinating review of my book, The Jesus Dynasty, published on Slate’s website in 2006. It is written by Richard Wightman Fox. Although Fox is quite critical I thought his review, despite some errors and misunderstanding on his part (i.e., the name on the inscription “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” are “common” he assures us!), was quite insightful. He pairs my book with What Jesus Meant by cultural/political critic, Gary Wills. Fox rather cleverly pairs us with Jefferson and Emerson respectively, in both method, assumptions, and approach to Jesus. I, for one, am happy to be on the “Jeffersonian” side in this regard.
If you have not read The Jesus Dynasty it is still readily available in print and on CD–actually read aloud by yours truly, see the main web site jesusdynasty.com. We also have a Facebook page which I invite you to “like” if you “like.” A few years back this Facebook page was a group with several thousand members. We used to have some really incredible discussions. When Facebook changed formats the group was simple closed and a “page” opened instead, but there was no way then to contact all the FB group members. In other words, we want you all back, and the page allows comments with only minor monitoring by me. See you there soon!