Godly Heretics: Essays on Alternative Christianity in by Marc Dipaolo

By Marc Dipaolo

Whilst pcs freeze, they're "rebooted" and shortly operating competently back. equally, mythical thinkers all through heritage have argued that Christianity may still begin clean by way of recapturing the humanitarian spirit of Jesus' unique message. those comprise such disparate contributors as Thomas Jefferson, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, Friedrich Nietzsche, Leo Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw, and the spiritual leaders of the Occupy Wall road circulation. unusually adequate, even vintage tv indicates and movies intended to be entertaining--Lost, Battlestar Galactica, it is a tremendous lifestyles, Groundhog Day, Decalogue, and A Charlie Brown Christmas--are makes an attempt to use the fundamental rules of Christianity to trendy instances. This e-book bargains new essays through students of literature, movie, background, theology and philosophy interpreting how quite a few thinkers and storytellers over the years have conceived of a reinvented Christianity. In confronting this debatable notion, this publication examines how unorthodox interpretations of the Bible will be one of the most legitimate, how visions of Jesus as a progressive could be the so much traditionally sound, and the way compassionate Christians comparable to Origen have wrestled with the everlasting questions of the life of evil, the present of unfastened will and the promise of common salvation.

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