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A former clergyman in the Church of England, Reverend Mark Townsend now leads his own inclusive and ecumenical ministry that nourishes a strong appreciation for the diversity of faith beyond Christianity, and which strives to honor the divine in all people, regardless of their faith, culture, sexuality or background.
A priest of the Open Episcopal Church and member of the Progressive Christian Alliance, in addition to being a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the author has been featured on the BBC and several other news programs throughout Britain. He is the author of The Gospel of Falling Down, and Jesus Outside the Box (O Books). He lives in Hereford, England.
Find out more at: http://www.marktownsendministry.co.uk.
The author's style is nicely conversational, and academically well footnoted.
Jesus Through Pagan Eyes is great for anyone wanting to know Jesus better, either Pagan, Christian or one who walks a different road.
Hi, I am a Pagan and my grandmother is a very devout, strict, stuck-in-her-ways Pentecostal Christian.
No. This book takes horrific liberties. In its attempt to somehow blend and ally Christianity and Paganism, Townsend misappropriates the indigenous traditions of Pagan Europe and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Buchanan
I was a bit disappointed as it looks at Paganism and Christianity from a Western perspective, whereas on our side of the world Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are far more important. Read morePublished 2 months ago by stuart o robson
I'd love to use this book in a comparative religions course. Parallels have been drawn for years between the similarities of Buddha and Jesus. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Samantha Gray
I really wanted to read this all the way through. Couldn't finish it. In my opinion, it gets too deep into the philosophical weeds from time to time.Published 6 months ago by Queen of Book Lusters
A good read leaves me with more questions than answers— probably stemming from a deep appreciation of my own Jewish heritage that stresses the importance of questioning everything. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Heather Mendel
This is everything I wished for and more. The writing is inspirational and insightful. The Pagan responses are deeply thoughtful and made me realize that there are many ways to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carol Boyd
As a pagan, I have always had questions about Jesus. Book is written in a style that is very easy to understand his research and information. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Belinda Rivera
I am a Pagan who has often searched for a way to describe my admiration for Jesus, even though I have little for the institution of Christianity. Read morePublished 13 months ago by MerchantMBC