The Trouble with Christianity Paperback

A Psychological Perspective

by Richard Markham Oxtoby;

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The Trouble with Christianity

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In this book, using Eric Fromm's distinction between Humanistic and Authoritarian Religions whose implications for Christianity the author explored at some length in his recently published /The Two Faces of Christianity/, he identifies what he believes to be the fundamental psychopathology which has prevented Christianity becoming an unambiguous good for humanity, namely an authoritarian mind-set. Central to this mindset is the idea of God as a controlling force acting on the universe, but separate from it, rather than as a property of 'all that is'. Dr Oxtoby argues that it is this ubiquitous authoritarian thinking, with its emphasis on the need for obedience to imposed authority which lies at the root of the sado-masochistic obsession with pain, suffering and death of the Doctrine of the Atonement.

The Trouble with Christianity by Richard Markham Oxtoby was published by John Hunt Publishing in April 2016. The ISBN for The Trouble with Christianity is 9781785352898.

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Details for The Trouble with Christianity

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJohn Hunt Publishing (April 2016)
Number of Pages120
Thickness7 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4378141
Page last updated 6th December 2015
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