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SAVING JESUS From Those Who Are Right

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A theological resource for spiritual transformation and social change in which Heyward rethinks the figure and import of Jesus.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 11th 1999 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing
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Stef Rozitis
What if we re-imagine Jesus not as a judge, sacrifice or king but as a wise and courageous friend. What if we live not to "obey" God but to God as a verb, to try to move ourselves into right relation (kindom) with others.

It does not make God less if we stop cringing and following rules and judging others, but it may transform how we are with each other and the earth. That is the thesis of Heyward's book and theology. To summarise it makes it seem simple and naive but Heyward elaborates- bringing
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Caroline Mann
May 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
non-hating version of christianity rocks. :) also this woman-- one of aud's favorite div-school theology folks-- now lives in, you guessed it: Asheville. I think she's gay too.
Nomi
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved the way Heyward presents her theology, but she seems to be too pantheistic for my taste. Claiming that natural disasters, death and decay is not considered to be an evil of the world, but to embrace and love it because it is a part of life. I think that downplays how much natural disasters and death affects us.
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