Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee
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Strauss, Mark L. Paperback

Everybody likes Jesus. Don't they? We overlook that Jesus was Judgmental preaching hellfire far more than the apostle PaulUncompromising telling people to hate their familiesChauvinistic excluding women from leadershipRacist insulting people from...+

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Everybody likes Jesus. Don't they? We overlook that Jesus was Judgmental preaching hellfire far more than the apostle PaulUncompromising telling people to hate their familiesChauvinistic excluding women from leadershipRacist insulting people from other ethnic groupsAnti-environmental cursing a fig tree and affirming animal sacrificeAngry overturning tables and chasing moneychangers in the temple He demanded moral perfection, told people to cut off body parts, made prophecies that haven't come true, and defied religious and political authorities. While we tend to ignore this troubling behavior, the people around Jesus didn't. Some believed him so dangerous that they found a way to have him killed. The Jesus everybody likes, says Mark Strauss, is not the Jesus found in the Gospels. He's a figure we've created in our own minds. Strauss believes that when we unpack the puzzling paradoxes of the man from Galilee, we find greater insight into his countercultural message and mission than we could ever have imagined."


Publisher    INTERVARSITY PRESS
Format    Paperback
Language    English
Publication Date    10/25/2015
Abridged    No
Large Print    No
Pages    223
Width    5.4
Height    0.7
Length    8.2
Units    1
EAN    9780830824663
Author    Strauss, Mark L.

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