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A Long Way from Tipperary : What a Former Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 1, 2000
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They are ... dissatisfied, disappointed, or even disgusted with classical Christianity and their denominational tradition. They hold on with anger or leave with nostalgia, but are not happy with either decision. They do not want to invent or join a new age, but to reclaim and redeem an ancient one. They do not want to settle for a generic-brand religion, but to rediscover their own specific and particular roots. But they know now that those roots must be in a renewed Christianity whose validity does not reject every other religion's integrity, a renewed Christianity that has purged itself of rationalism, fundamentalism, and literalism, whether of book, tradition, community, or leader.Those who recognize themselves in this passage will find hope and courage in Crossan's book. --Michael Joseph Gross --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I laughed (often aloud), teared-up (some would say cried), and more than once re-read a sentence or a page to ensure I left nothing undigested as there is much here to savor (prose that borders on poetry); much here to ponder ("What is the character of your God?"); and much here to entertain (The consequences of literally interpreting every passage in the Bible... "If Jesus is the Lamb of God, did Mary have a little lamb?").
In reading this memoir no one can deny that Professor Crossan has had anything but a life well lived (thanks in no small measure to a wonderful lady named Sarah) and for the reader who puts down a schilling and opens this book he will, no doubt, have his spirit enobled, his heart warmed and his mind enlightened....and thoroughly enjoy himself throughout the process. What else could one ask from a book?
May the fates smile upon us and allow many many more years of (and thousands of more words from) John Dominic Crossan. He has, indeed, come a long way from Tipperary and I, for one, am thankful that his journey and mine have crossed paths; for in doing so my life has been profoundly enriched.
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Quirky, very intelligent and brilliant Irish born biblical scholar tells us about his life, experiences and opinions doused with a sprinkling of scriptural insights.Published 2 months ago by J. Paul Lennon
I anticipated a good autobiography and John Dominic Crossan, I thought, would narrate a fascinating life story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by virginia carreiro
Loved it. "Like" anything that John Dominic Crossan writes he is easy to follow and understand and this book is a history of his life before and after he became a Monk and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by granville russell
If you've read Crossan or have just heard about him, you may have wondered about his story. How did a monk from Ireland become a renowned Jesus scholar. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert Cornwall
Now I know much more about this outstanding religious schola and the events that formed him. I wouldn't call this a profound book but it surely is interesting.Published 20 months ago by Meredith L. Adams
I've recently begun reading most of the books John Crossan has written. I first tried The Historical Jesus and gave up, but accidentally had also ordered Jesus, A Revolutionary,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dean P. Olson
I like to know more about him and this gem of book did the trick. He writes in a way that not simple and to the point. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dylan McNamara