The Madness of King Jesus

  title={The Madness of King Jesus},
  author={Justin J. Meggitt},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  pages={379 - 413}
  • J. Meggitt
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Philosophy, Psychology
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
To argue that Jesus of Nazareth was put to death by the Roman authorities because they believed him to be a royal pretender of some kind, fails to explain satisfactorily why he was killed but his followers were not. A possible solution to this conundrum, which is supported by neglected contextual data, is that the Romans thought Jesus of Nazareth to be a deranged and deluded lunatic. 
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