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By Marc Dipaolo

ISBN-10: 0786467800

ISBN-13: 9780786467808

while desktops freeze, they're "rebooted" and shortly operating safely back. equally, mythical thinkers all through heritage have argued that Christianity should still begin clean by means of recapturing the humanitarian spirit of Jesus' unique message. those contain such disparate members as Thomas Jefferson, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Walt Whitman, Friedrich Nietzsche, Leo Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw, and the non secular leaders of the Occupy Wall road stream. strangely adequate, even vintage tv indicates and flicks intended to be entertaining--Lost, Battlestar Galactica, it is a significant lifestyles, Groundhog Day, Decalogue, and A Charlie Brown Christmas--are makes an attempt to use the elemental rules of Christianity to trendy times.
This publication bargains new essays by means of students of literature, movie, background, theology and philosophy reading how a number of thinkers and storytellers over the years have conceived of a reinvented Christianity. In confronting this debatable concept, this ebook examines how unorthodox interpretations of the Bible should be the most legitimate, how visions of Jesus as a innovative could be the such a lot traditionally sound, and the way compassionate Christians corresponding to Origen have wrestled with the everlasting questions of the life of evil, the reward of unfastened will and the promise of common salvation.

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