When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today
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Cox (The Secular City, Fire from Heaven) links a rabbi's 2,000-year-old teachings to today's vast ethical issues to illuminate how we can apply Jesus's philosophy to our own times. In Cox's eyes, for example, the Prodigal Son becomes a rebellious dropout. If this situation doesn't exactly ring true in your view, you may still find inspiration in this provocative, wise, and often humorous book, no matter your religious bent. As one critic points out, When Jesus Came to Harvard does not provide gu...more
The book itself exhibits a very 'human' approach to trying to understand the life and stories surrounding Jesus. It is very refreshing to step away from religious doctrine and dogma and to consider what the human being of the time may have been saying.
"A careful reading suggest that their fatal mistake was their refusal to be content with being human, and therefore mortal. Mere paradise, crammed with all that fresh air and ripe fruit, even having each other as loving partners, was not good enough for them. They wanted to shake loose from aging, death, and the other inconvenient liabilities of earthliness. They longed for unlimited possibilities. They crave ...more
I love this book. He anticipates where a majority of the questions and problems are going to come from. He's thoughtfully, honestly preparing for numbers of students without any information on Jesus at all, save perhaps standard automatic concerns about fundamentalism from someone admitting to being Christian.
See if his answers r ...more