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The Christ connection : how the world religions prepared the way for the phenomenon of Jesus /
Roy Abraham Varghese ; foreword by Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga.
imprint
Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c2011.
description
xii,239 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781557256997 (pbk.)
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imprint
Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c2011.
isbn
9781557256997 (pbk.)
contents note
Popular models of the growth of religion -- A new model: the rendezvous of the religions -- The primevals -- Africa -- India -- Persia -- China -- Greece and the Near Eastern societies -- The Israelites -- The Christ connection -- From explanation to encounter -- A history of the historical Jesus quest -- The three amigos: species of skeptics we will always have with us -- A return to the roots of the Jesus story -- The aims and claims of Jesus -- Comeback: "on the third day" -- Who do I say that you are? -- Godhead: the greatest secret.
catalogue key
7653443
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-235) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Roy Abraham Varghese has authored and edited several books ranging across philosophy, science, and theology, most notably Cosmos, Bios, Theos, which Time magazine called the year's most intriguing book about God. He also co-authored, with Antony Flew, There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2011-05-09:
Christian apologist Varghese (There Is a God) surveys world religions to discover elements they have in common with Christianity before he looks at those writers who challenge the tenets of Christianity itself. A great deal of the book examines how thinkers or movements through the ages have considered the historical Jesus, including the 19th-century quest for the Jesus of history and the contemporary Jesus Seminar. The author also looks to the Bible itself and the writings of church councils and the church fathers. For believers in Christ, Varghese gives 15 "grounds and dimensions that may serve as launching pads for your flight of faith." In the final analysis, he concludes, faith in the Triune Christian God is the way to salvation, dependent on reason and history to know Jesus and make a proper "Christ connection." Even though the author seeks a faith audience, this book will appeal most to the scholar looking to find Jesus in history. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Summaries
Main Description
In The Christ Connection noted apologist Varghese ( There Is a God , co-written with atheist-turned-Christian philosopher, Antony Flew) offers a comprehensive and compelling formulation of the monumental discovery that Jesus of Nazareth is God and man, Messiah and Savior. The book explores: The pre-Christian religions from native peoples to Egyptians and ancient Judaism pointing the way to the Messiah to come Jesus as a phenomenon unique in human history The Christ connection as a rendezvous of the religions Fifteen grounds that lead us to affirm Jesus as God and man and Savior The foundations of the doctrine of the Trinity in human experience.
Main Description
In The Christ Connection noted apologist Varghese ( There Is a God , co-written with atheist-turned-Christian philosopher, Antony Flew) offers a comprehensive and compelling formulation of the monumental discovery that Jesus of Nazareth is God and man, Messiah and Savior. The book explores: · The pre-Christian religions from native peoples to Egyptians and ancient Judaism pointing the way to the Messiah to come · Jesus as a phenomenon unique in human history · The Christ connection as a rendezvous of the religions · Fifteen grounds that lead us to affirm Jesus as God and man and Savior · The foundations of the doctrine of the Trinity in human experience.
Main Description
InThe Christ Connectionnoted apologist Varghese (There Is a God, co-written with atheist-turned-Christian philosopher, Antony Flew) offers a comprehensive and compelling formulation of the monumental discovery that Jesus of Nazareth is God and man, Messiah and Savior. The book explores: The pre-Christian religions from native peoples to Egyptians and ancient Judaism pointing the way to the Messiah to come Jesus as a phenomenon unique in human history The Christ connection as a rendezvous of the religions Fifteen grounds that lead us to affirm Jesus as God and man and Savior The foundations of the doctrine of the Trinity in human experience.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. 3
The christ connection
Phenomenonp. 11
Popular Models of the Growth of Religionp. 17
A New Model the Rendezvous of the Religionsp. 35
The Primevalsp. 42
Africap. 45
Indiap. 40
Persiap. 53
Chinap. 67
Greece and the Near Eastern Societiesp. 75
The Israelitesp. 78
The Christ Connectionp. 87
The Jesus phenomenon
Introductionp. 91
From Explanation to Encounterp. 97
A History of the Historical Jesus Questp. 106
The Three Amigos Species of Skeptics we will always have with usp. 119
Return to the Roots of the Jesus Storyp. 142
The Aims and Claims of Jesusp. 154
Comeback "On the Third Day"p. 167
Who Do I Say That You Are?p. 181
Godhead: The Greatest Secret of Allp. 204
Conclusion: Coming full circlep. 213
Acknowledgmentsp. 217
Notesp. 219
Indexp. 237
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