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Number of Pages: 272
Publication Date: 2008
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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.
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.
Linda Nelson5 Stars Out Of 5Thought-provokingJuly 13, 2012Linda NelsonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Written with a preacher's grace for word choice and
a scholar's rigor for clarity. Whether or not you agree on
perspectives or interpretations, Gomes gives us plenty
to ponder with a helpful "long view" through history.
MiguelNew York, NYAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Very interesting readFebruary 4, 2011MiguelNew York, NYAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This book is an interesting and excellent read. Though it leans more toward the intellectual, and you may need a dictionary close by, Gomes delves into traditional Christian interpretations of the bible through the minds of various early-mid 20th century scholars and compares them to the current modern-day biblical theories and doubts that current Christians possess and question. Using his personal thoughts and opinions, he connects both eras of biblical doctrine and ties them into a nice neat little bow. The gospel and Jesus are debated and analyzed. It allows the reader to contemplate their own beliefs and hopefully achieve a better understanding of the gospel and Jesus and their true meaning and intentions.
Malcolm Howell5 Stars Out Of 5April 20, 2009Malcolm HowellFantastic book. Once you begin reading, you will find it difficult to put down the book. Anyone who wishes to KNOW the real Jesus must read the encounter with the real Jesus through this author.