Ash Wednesday saw the release of two volumes from prominent historical Jesus scholars on the death, possible burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. One is a collaboration, the other a parley.
Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan have been colleagues since their high-profile involvement in the 1990s with the Jesus Seminar; N. T. Wright has been perhaps their most trenchant and consistent critic. The Last Week affords Borg and Crossan an appealing format for presenting some key insights. The Resurrection of Jesus provides Crossan and Wright an equally winsome opportunity for discussing their divergent views in a public forum.