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A Secret History of Christianity: Jesus, the Last Inkling, and the Evolution of Consciousness

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What has been lost is the secret of Christianity, that mystical truth so easily stated but so hard to grasp, namely, that human life springs from God's. 'Mark Vernon provides fresh insights into the role of Judaism, ancient Greek philosophy, Jesus Christ, Church history, mysticism and imagination in the evolution of Western consciousness. His book gives an intriguing new p ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published September 1st 2019 by Christian Alternative
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Jaidee
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5"intelligent, sustaining, hopeful" stars !!

2020 Honorable Mention Read

Thank you to Netgalley, the author and Christan Alternative for a copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review. This book was released in September 2019.

This was my 2019 Christmas read and I chose it at the exact right time for my spiritual development and practice. The book covers so much ground and is steeped in Ancient Israeli history, Greek Philosophy, the Gospels, depth psychology, science as a friend to spi
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Steve Greenleaf
I came to this book through the back door; that is, it was not the “Secret History of Christianity” that grabbed me (not a unique title), but the subtitle “the Last Inkling and the Evolution of Consciousness.” This phrase no doubt referred to Owen Barfield and his line of thought about the evolution of consciousness. Barfield has been on my radar for years as I’ve sought to become more familiar with his deep insights. While Barfield is a lucid writer, his thought dives deep and sometimes can lea ...more
Anne
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is not an easy read. I got lost several times and had to double back to pick up my thread again. There were occasions when I considered giving up and I did put the book aside a few times, but I am glad I persevered. Mark Vernon is a widely read, knowledgable man but I don’t think he is a natural storyteller when the concepts he is conveying are as huge as these. I did think to put in a few quotes but out of context they wouldn’t add much to the review as the writing is all well linked into ...more
John-Francis Friendship
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a book I could hardly out down. A rich exploration of the relationship between Christian faith and philosophy and how the former comes alive through that 'evolution of consciousness'. Mark's recognition that we need to reclaim the mystical, spiritual tradition - which western Christianity tended to loose through the Reformation. Thankfully, there are any who are doing this, although popular culture has not awoken to them. ...more
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