Controversial biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan finds in Jesus’ words an evocation for ‘distributive justice,’ making sure all are cared for.

Most Christians can fill in the words that follow: ” … who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done …”

But wait — let’s rewind. John Dominic Crossan, a renowned, if controversial, scholar of Christianity, says the essence of the Lord’s Prayer can be found in those first two words, in fact, in the single word “father,” which, he believes, encapsulates an entire 1st century worldview lost to modern churchgoers.

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