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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Credit Due, September 19, 1999
This review is from: Jesus in an Age of Controversy (Paperback)
I went into this book expecting a lash-out at the New Age exotica that plagues and devalues spirituality in the last few years. This intelligent young unknown named Douglas Groothuis delivers accurate and well-developed blow upon blow to the New Age movement. He deserves the recognition that usually goes to frontline clowns like Robert Funk, Marcus Borg, Calvin Roetzel and John Dominic Crossan. Not only does Groothuis detail the growth and spread of New Age, he includes chapters to increase Christian faith and expose those who attempt to play down Jesus' deity, therefore rendering Him "tame and manageable" to their own imaginations.
Overall, Groothuis shows complete control over every element of his book that needs exploration. While staying in an easy-to-understand writing style, and not without humor, Douglas Groothuis is a young author set in his ideals, and obviously shining with intelligence.
All we need now is recognition of his talent, as he should replace the members of the Jesus Seminar as "the next big thing".
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Initial post: Aug 10, 2009, 2:24:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 10, 2009, 2:25:40 PM PDT
Lol I find your response interesting... you mention Calvin Roetzel who was my professor at the U of M and Groothuis is going to be my professor in a couple weeks. Very interesting...
Btw Roetzel is a very nice old guy, but he just happens to be wrong about a lot of things, imo.
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