Articles/Essays – Volume 44, No. 3

The Fabulous Jesus: A Heresy of Reconciliation

2011: Scott D. Davis, “The Fabulous Jesus: A Heresy of Reconciliation,” Dialogue 44.3 (Fall 2011): 114–120.

As a student of history, I have to admit, however reluctantly, that Jesus didn’t wear pashmina ascots or Armani sunglasses—but neither did he wear white shirts, dark suits, and a bicycle helmet. Jesus wasn’t fabulous but neither was Jesus a twenty-first-century Mormon. It’s hard to tell whether he was even an intellectual. Of the historical Jesus, we know so very little. But what does seem clear is that he didn’t play by the rules.