JESUS FOR THE NON RELIGIOUS

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Jesus For The Non Religious

Author : John Shelby Spong
ISBN : 9780061737305
Genre : Religion
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The Pope Describes the Ancient Traditional Jesus; Bishop Spong Brings Us a Jesus Modern People Can Be Inspired By
Category: Religion

Re Claiming The Bible For A Non Religious World

Author : John Shelby Spong
ISBN : 9781443407885
Genre : Religion
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For over 200 years, scholars have been debating, analyzing and exploring one of the most important books ever written—The Bible—and overturning much of what we know about this sacred library of books. However, a large group of people who actually use this book, mainly lay Christians, aren’t aware of this larger, deeper conversation. It is for these people that Spong writes Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, a primer on the history and significance of the Bible. In this informal and accessible survey, Spong moves book by book through the Scriptures, introducing their themes and messages by examining the sweep of history in which these books were originally written. What has history taught us? How should we read these stories today? What does it mean for how we live our lives? And why do people tenaciously hold on to so many myths associated with The Bible? There is a vast audience of religiously hungry people eager to explore a meaningful journey into the Bible, and Spong is leading the way with this book.
Category: Religion

Jesus In The Lotus

Author : Russill Paul
ISBN : 9781577318507
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on a deep knowledge of Christian scripture as well as Hindu philosophy, musician and teacher Russill Paul reveals that the mystical core of religion offers us much more than the simple solace of unthinking dogma. By demonstrating that these two seemingly separate and irreconcilable religions can actually unite in one person’s spiritual practice at the center of his life — as they did in his — he offers an alternative to religious intolerance and strife, as well as hope for personal liberation.
Category: Religion

Big Jesus

Author : Jimmy R. Watson
ISBN : 9781498200493
Genre : Religion
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This may be the most honest book ever written about Jesus. As a veteran pastor in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Watson shares his thoughts on the timeless topic of Christology--the doctrine of Christ--with new and creative insights, informative and accessible theology, personal anecdotes, and lively wit. Nothing is off-limits in this no-holds-barred contribution to the Jesus genre. Big Jesus is not another theological "spin" on the identity and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, nor is it a sentimental fairytale for those who prefer their Christology to be served up on Sunday mornings with fluffy sheep, little children, and footprints in the sand. This book is for Christian adults with a sense of humor.
Category: Religion

Dying To Live

Author : John Churcher
ISBN : 9781846947155
Genre : Religion
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‘Dying to Live’ is a radical exploration of the life of Jesus through the memories of Peter the Apostle and his translator Mark. It is a journey, not a destination. It is a continuing quest not in search of integrity but to preserve it. This book offers glimpses of a deeper relevant spirituality for today. The starting point is that the ‘Gospel’ of Mark was written as an interpretive biography, not as sacred text. To over-spiritualise the reading of Mark is to miss the real Jesus contained within its pages. To follow Jesus is not so much concerned with 'right belief' as it is about how one lives. Jesus accepted people as they were and especially offered the outsider and the rejected dignity and a sense of personal worth. Churches have rightly encouraged charitable giving, especially to the poor and the outcast, but its creeds and doctrines have misrepresented the transformational life and teaching of Jesus, masking the hard cost of discipleship required to address the underlying root causes of violence, hunger and poverty in a world of plenty.
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Jesus A Short Life

Author : John Dickson
ISBN : 9780745957012
Genre : Religion
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"The last few years have witnessed an unprecedented stream of blockbuster-style claims about the man from Nazareth. Believers and sceptics alike have hardly had time to process one controversial theory before the next one hits the market." Recent claims about the life of Jesus have raised many questions about the historicity of the man from Nazareth. In this accessible book, John Dickson addresses such issues as: When and where was Jesus born? Did he marry? What should we make of the 'miracles' he is reported to have performed? How should we treat the claim that he rose from the dead? And can we be sure that he even existed? In eleven chapters - covering the historical reliability of the New Testament, Jesus' birth and family, his historical context, his teachings, miracles, death, resurrection and subsequent appearances - Dickson clears away the mists of speculation, revealing the founder of Christianity in sharp focus. This is a must-read for anyone wanting a lucid response to the controversial conspiracy theories of the post-modern age.
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Re Imagining African Christologies

Author : Victor I. Ezigbo
ISBN : 9781630878030
Genre : Religion
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Who do you say that I am (Mark 8:29) is the question of Christology. By asking this question, Jesus invites his followers to interpret him from within their own contexts-history, experience, and social location. Therefore, all responses to Jesus's invitation are contextual. But for too long, many theologians particularly in the West have continued to see Christology as a universal endeavor that is devoid of any contextual influences. This understanding of Christology undermines Jesus's expectations from us to imagine and appropriate him from within our own contexts. In Re-imagining African Christologies, Victor I. Ezigbo presents a constructive exposition of the unique ways that many African theologians and lay Christians from various church denominations have interpreted and appropriated Jesus Christ in their own contexts. He also articulates the constructive contributions that these African Christologies can make to the development of Christological discourse in non-African Christian communities.
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Spirit Of Liberality

Author : George Newlands
ISBN : 9781630877552
Genre : Religion
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The themes covered in this collection of essays span a wide area, from Christology and the doctrine of God to human rights and Christian spirituality, and they were written and delivered in a variety of contexts, from colleges to churches, on both sides of the Atlantic. Some have been published previously, while others are new. The papers speak from within the liberal tradition of theology, and were written from 2005-14, following on an earlier volume, Traces of Liberality. The author has added a biographical essay and a personal bibliography.
Category: Religion

Jesus And Non Christian Religions

Author : KIERAN OKORO
ISBN : 9781468597950
Genre : Philosophy
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Some people say that outside the church there is no salvation. This, however, is not the position of the official Catholic Church which teaches that Jesus died to save everyone. Jesus and Non-Christian Religions deals with this topic in detail and endeavors to show how to help all to be saved. It is a good book for anyone who desires the salvation of those outside the church. It provides important information for all, especially students of Christology, evangelization and apologetics and those interested in inter-religious dialogue.
Category: Philosophy

Following Jesus

Author : Dave Roberts
ISBN : 0972927638
Genre : Religion
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What does a relationship with Christ look like? Why is it so hard to find in Christian culture? "Following Jesus takes a provocative look at what following Jesus means today. It will help readers clarify how they can be gracious, compassionate, wise, joyous, creative, biblical, and balanced. And it will bring them back again and again, from perspectives they may never have considered, to the life of Christ. "Following Jesus a non-religious discipleship manual for the spiritually challenged.
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