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Published: 01 August 2021

272 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780197602799

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The Innocence of Pontius Pilate

How the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History

David Lloyd Dusenbury

  • How have Christianity and Empire been shaped by perceptions of Pilate's role in the Crucifixion?
  • Argues that traditional notions of Pilate's innocence led to the concept of secularity and the logic of tolerance in early modern Europe.
  • Shows how understanding that Jesus died 'under Pontius Pilate' has ramifications that go far beyond religious history.

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