See, for example, Marcus Borg, “A Temperate Case for a Non-Eschatological Jesus,” Forum 2/3 (1986), pp. 81–102; John Dominic Crossan, The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1991); Stephen J. Patterson, “The End of Apocalypse: Rethinking the Eschatological Jesus,” Theology Today (1995), pp. 29–48; and David Seeley, Deconstructing the New Testament (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1994), pp. 159–79.