This is a study of the Historical Jesus that pays close attention to the role of space and place, from house to kingdom, for understanding Jesus' identity. Paperback
Moxnes employs a sociological and anthropological approach that promises to give greater depth to our perceptions of Jesus. Moxnes places Jesus in the central institution of ancient Galilee, the household. He explores the significance of Jesus leaving his own house and calling his disciples. He asks whether Jesus' and the disciples' leaving their households have had an effect on their masculinity. Finally, he discusses Jesus' creation of a new place, the kingdom of God, over against the established political powers in Galilee.