The publication of John Dominic Crossan's Jesus research prompted discussions not only amongst New Testament scholars, but also amongst theologians and believers. One such example is the volume of essays by Carlson and Ludwig on Jesus and faith. At least two aspects from that debate are taken seriously for further discussion. Firstly, who is Crossan's Jesus and what are some of the difficulties in his construction ofJesus? Secondly, what are the implications of Crossan's historical Jesus for theology and popular faith.