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The Lost Narrative of Jesus

Peter Cresswell will tell us about The Lost Narrative of Jesus, what the studies reveal and where they may have originated from, with a conclusion that is both profound and astonishing.

There are puzzling passages in the New Testament that are susceptible to explanation, once faith-based preconceptions are set aside. The story of the transfiguration sits badly in the narrative and is replete with apparently haphazard elements and discordant detail. Careful analysis shows the transfiguration in Mark, the earliest of the gospels, is an interpolation, displaced from some other context.

Moreover, once the story is considered as an entity, the elements that appear disjointed fit together to reflect an underlying text.
Peter Cresswell will tell us what this intriguing study reveals and where it may have originated, with a conclusion that is both profound and astonishing.

Peter Cresswell studied Social Anthropology at Cambridge and went on to do a BPhil in Sociology at York University. After a varied career, he has returned to academic study, making a major contribution through the analysis of New Testament texts.
His most recent publications include The Invention of Jesus: How the Church Rewrote the New Testament (Watkins, 2013) and The Lost Narrative of Jesus (JHP, 2016).


Peter Cresswell | talks


Date and Time:

7 February 2016 at 11:00 am


2 hours



Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
0207 242 8034

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