The Other Jesus Paperback

Rejecting a Religion of Fear for the God of Love

by Greg Garrett;

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The Other Jesus

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Recent research has demonstrated that the term 'Christian' can attract negative associations such as hypocrisy, fear of hell, and a one-sided commitment to right-wing politics. 'The Other Jesus' wants to take a fresh perspective on the Christian faith. It argues that Christianity focuses far too often on personal morality and avoiding hell. Instead, Garrett argues that the faith should concentrate on Jesus' words and their underlying messages.

'The Other Jesus' refers to the 'other way' of following Jesus: one that is not confined to the avoidance of hell, but one that embraces the positive experiences we have presented to us in life. Garrett wants your faith to center on loving people and loving God.

Garrett explores the issue of Christianity by drawing on his personal experiences growing up in a conservative Christian church, leaving this church, and eventually returning to a different, more contemporary Christian community.

"Clear, provocative, and sympathetic, this book opens fresh windows for the imagination and fresh perspectives on the figure of Jesus as the one on whom all our human hopes for joy and reconciliation can converge." - Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

The Other Jesus by Greg Garrett was published by Alban Books Ltd in March 2011. The ISBN for The Other Jesus is 9780664234041.

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Details for The Other Jesus

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAlban Books Ltd (March 2011)
Number of Pages138
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code3969399
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