The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good About the Good News?
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"Gomes is the foremost modern American interpreter of the Bible for a wide and sometimes unchristian audience. This is his most important book yet. It is daring and subversive,"---New York Review of Books. "Gomes is an iconoclast and his book is an eloquent and folksy attack on everybody who's sure of the right answer,"---Newsweek. 264 pages, softcover. HarperOne.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0060000740
ISBN-13: 9780060000745

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How the Church Domesticated Jesus

With his unique blend of eloquence and insight, the esteemed Harvard minister Peter J. Gomes invites us to hear anew the radical nature of Jesus' message of hope and change. Using examples from ancient times as well as from modern pop culture, The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus shows us why the good news is every bit as relevant today as when it was first preached.

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Peter J. Gomes has been minister of Harvard University's Memorial Church since 1974, when he was appointed Pusey Minister of the church, and serves as Plummer Professor of Christian Morals. An American Baptist minister, he was named one of America's top preachers by Time magazine. He is the recipient of thirty-three honorary degrees and an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge, England, where the Gomes Lectureship is established in his name.

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“An incisive original... [Gomes is] a born storyteller.”

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