In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, and life of history's most powerful book—the Bible. This is a brilliant, captivating book, crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism.
Published on the four hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible, The Good Book is a work of extraordinary audacity from a remarkable thinker—a secular humanist Bible drawn from the wisdom and inspiration in the world's great literature.
Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative Icon
Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan Mel Foster
Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, bestselling authors of The Last Week and The First Christmas, join once again to present a new understanding of early Christianity—this time to reveal a radical Paul who has been suppressed by the church.
From Gene Robinson, the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the
Episcopal Church, the first openly gay person elected (in 2003) to the
historic episcopate and the world's leading religious spokesperson for gay rights and gay marriage, comes a groundbreaking book that persuasively makes the case for same-sex marriage.
Thomas Jefferson believed that the pure-principled teachings of Jesus should have been separated from the dogma and abuse of organized religion of the day. This led him to recast, by cutting and pasting from the gospels, a new narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus.
One of today's most admired writers takes listeners on a fresh and personal journey through the Gospels, exploring the mysteries surrounding Jesus. What she reinterprets is a rich store of overlapping, sometimes conflicting teachings that feel both familiar and tantalizingly elusive.