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The Philosopher and the Gospels: Jesus through the lens of philosophy

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Publisher: LION PUBLISHING
ISBN: 9780745955629
AuthorWARD, KEITH
Pub Date21/10/2011
BindingPaperback
Pages194
Quick overview The teachings of Jesus examined by one of the leading philosophers of our day.
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The teachings of Jesus Christ, as presented in the Bible, are familiar to millions, but do we really understand them? Keith Ward argues that, by scrutinising the Gospels through the lens of contemporary philosophy, we can discover a profound teaching that is not always apparent in traditional church teaching. Ward's analysis of what Jesus really said uncovers four central themes: that the Gospel is for everyone (but not necessarily everyone will be saved); that the Second Coming will lead to a future in the spiritual realm, not a physical world; that Jesus presents a moral ideal for life rather than a literal set of rules; that God is expressed initially through the incarnation of Jesus, but ultimately through the whole of creation.

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The teachings of Jesus Christ, as presented in the Bible, are familiar to millions, but do we really understand them? Keith Ward argues that, by scrutinising the Gospels through the lens of contemporary philosophy, we can discover a profound teaching that is not always apparent in traditional church teaching. Ward's analysis of what Jesus really said uncovers four central themes: that the Gospel is for everyone (but not necessarily everyone will be saved); that the Second Coming will lead to a future in the spiritual realm, not a physical world; that Jesus presents a moral ideal for life rather than a literal set of rules; that God is expressed initially through the incarnation of Jesus, but ultimately through the whole of creation.