Michael Krasny talks with three leading New Testament scholars about reading the Bible as literature and history, and about the role of Christianity -- and the legacy of Jesus -- in America today.
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Willis Barnstone, distinguished professor emeritus of comparative literature at Indiana University and author of books including "The Poems of Jesus Christ" and "The Restored New Testament"
N.T. Wright, Anglican Bishop of Durham, England, former Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey and author of books including "The Kingdom New Testament: A New Translation" and "Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters"
John Dominic Crossan, emeritus professor of religious studies at DePaul University and author of books including "The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord's Prayer" and the forthcoming "The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus"