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Author Meyers, Robin R. (Robin Rex), 1952-

Title Saving Jesus from the church : how to stop worshiping Christ and start following Jesus / Robin R. Meyers.

Imprint New York : HarperOne, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  262.0017 M576s 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 243 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-243).
Summary Countless thoughtful people are now so disgusted with the marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church that a new Reformation is required in which the purpose of religion itself is reimagined. Meyers takes the best of biblical scholarship and recasts these core Christian concepts to exhort the church to pursue an alternative vision of the Christian life: Jesus as teacher, not savior; Christianity as compassion, not condemnation; Prosperity as dangerous, not divine; discipleship as obedience, not control; religion as relationship, not righteousness. This is not a call to the church to move to the far left or to try something brand new. Rather, it is the recovery of something very old. Saving Jesus from the Church shows us what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' teachings today.--From publisher description.
Contents A preacher's nightmare : am I a Christian? -- Jesus the teacher, not the savior -- Faith as being, not belief -- The cross as futility, not forgiveness -- Easter as presence, not proof -- Original blessing, not original sin -- Christianity as compassion, not condemnation -- Discipleship as obedience, not observance -- Justice as covenant, not control -- Prosperity as dangerous, not divine -- Religion as relationship, not righteousness -- A preacher's dream : faith as following Jesus.
Subject Christianity -- Essence, genius, nature.
Christian life -- United Church of Christ authors.
ISBN 9780061568213
Standard No. AU@ 000043663740
CDX 8453843
NZ1 12890096

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