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- Print Length: 503 pages
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- Publisher: JDL Press; 2nd edition (September 26, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 26, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GRBJJ7G
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Hardin presents anthropological support for a different reading of scripture that allows us to see a God of unity and peace throughout the whole scripture so we don't end up with the unexplainable angry, vengeful Father of the old testament and the kind, peaceful Son in the new testament. In Christ, we get a God who can be trusted because he is not two faced. He does not love and hate, he does not tell us to forgive our enemies while he gets revenge on his, he is not peaceful one moment and violent the next. That is the god of our own making because we read scripture from our perspective rather than from Christ's perspective.
In Christ we are invited into a non-violent, non-scapegoating way of life. Instead of imitating each other which generally escalates into violence (think of toddlers in a room full of toys and they all want the same thing) which creates a world full of victimizers, victims and scapegoats, we now have Christ, the True Human to imitate. He is the forgiving victim, the scapegoat that lives. He puts an end to violence and ushers in peace. Imitating him in love means we don't exclude anyone for we are all connected to God and each other in Christ. When we, like Christ, turn the other cheek (forgive instead of reacting with escalating violence) and lay down our life (care about the other before self), we become more and more like God, made in his image.
Jesus is who it's all about.Read more ›
We need more books like this in the church. An amazing feat successfully bridging theology with practicality. This book ought to be required reading for all bible college students, and any church would do well to introduce the book (and associated DVDs) as an adult sunday school class, would even work well for older youth/college groups.
Michael is an approachable theologian, something missing in our day. Theology didn't die off with Karl Barth and John Calvin, it is alive and well, and guys like Michael Hardin are much needed to continue our advancement of the true nature of the Abba of Jesus.
Apologies for being snarky. Really I'm extremely happy to have found this book and been presented with a way to view the death of Jesus that makes sense. Not that I claim to understand all of the meaning or implications of The Passion, but I do feel drawn to meditate on it in a new way. Not only that, the author has helped my rethink what it means to immitate Jesus and take up his/my cross.
It may be too early to tell, but this feels like one of the most imortant books that I've ever read. For one thing, I can read the Bible again with hope in a God whose love is consistently self giving rather than capricious, revealed in Jesus on the cross whose first word after resurrection from from death as scapegoat was "Shalom."
But there is so much more... This book could have been titled Repent, for the Reign of God is at Hand. I can't count the number of times that I was inspired (in-spirited) to rethink what the modern interpreters of scripture have taught me and turned instead towards Jesus' Abba whose reign is now, wherever his mercy is being lived out.
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If you've reached a stopping place on your spiritual journey and are content to stay there, this book is not for you. Read morePublished 9 days ago by David Fredrickson
Michael looks at the Bible and Christ through Girardian lens, and presents with you a compelling view on Christ's and what it means to die for us. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Socratees Samipillai
Well, for one thing there's no Table of Contents. I'm not sure what happened to it, but all it lists are the end notes and even those start at 14. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sam Condon
Author does a nice job of introducing and later summarizing material. Dense but very readable theology mixed with anthropology. Read morePublished 11 months ago by david kemp
This is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in what it means to "follow" Jesus. Hardin, while being a scholar, writes in a way that non-scholars like myself can... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Janice Brantner
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