The anti-purity Jesus tends, not surprisingly, to be also a non-apocalyptic Jesus, thereby free of another embarrassing feature of ancient Jewish religion (the vivid conviction that God would overcome evil and establish his dominion soon), and of a big miscalculation (normal history has continued; the first-century apocalyptic time-table was wrong). Many authors reconstruct Jesus’ mission and message to cohere with the eschatological expectations of his day. My own interpretation may be found in From Jesus to Christ. The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus (New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1988) and, specifically refuting these anti-purity arguments (“What You See Is What You Get”).