Whose Religion Is Christianity?: The Gospel Beyond the.
Book review. by Sam Harris. This not a book about how the end of faith is coming. It is a book about how the end of faith is essential for the survival of the human race. Sam Harris would like to see a world without religion, because he believes, with a lot of justification, that there will never be peace until people stop believing in invisible friends and fighting over whose invisible friend.
Long before Christianity became an institutionalized religion with creeds and confessional statements, it was known simply as “the Way,” and was organized around a commitment to Jesus Christ as the divine embodiment of a new humanity and a new model for human community. Jesus tended to describe the in-breaking of this new social reality as the “Kingdom of God,” and he empowered his.
The idea of blending ethical philosophy with religion would also have seemed strange, maybe even a little bit crazy, to most Greeks and Romans, whose gods and priests had little say to about how humans should behave toward other humans. Moreover, Christianity’s emphasis on an afterlife might have seemed rather superstitious to people who mostly had only very vague and fuzzy notions about.
Asking whose culture will fashion the form of future Christianity, he responds that “Northern views on religious matters should become less and less significant as the new century develops” (p. 119). What may seem to be oddities in third-world churches may in fact be the result of taking the Bible more literally than churches do in the West.
Book Review: What's So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza by Patricia Mondore. With the recent onslaught of books written by atheists to attack Christianity, best selling author, Dinesh D'Souza has come back with a comprehensive response to them all in his newest book, What's So Great About Christianity And the rave reviews have been pouring in.
In London Youth, Religion and Politics: Engagement and Activism from Brixton to Brick Lane, Daniel Nilsson DeHanas offers an illuminating comparison of the lives of Christian and Muslim young people in Brixton, South London, and in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets. With the book focusing particularly on questions of civic engagement and political participation, Sadek Hamid finds this a.
Mere Christianity is C. S. Lewis’ forceful and accessible doctrine on Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books—The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality—Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of his religion.