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Posted October 7, 2014
I agree with the poster from 2000, indeed the best book on Chris
I agree with the poster from 2000, indeed the best book on Christianity that I have ever read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I was a Buddhist most of my life, and I never felt any connection or interest in Christianity until I read this book. Afterwards, I could safely say that I could consider myself a Christian Mystic.
To be clear, this is not an academic book, though it does work as a good source-text for the thought of Christian mystics and church fathers. This is a book that does contain much of Watts' own understanding, but for the most part, explains Christianity from the mystical perspective. To what extent the views expressed in this book are actually prevalent in Catholicism or ritualistic Christianity, such as High Church Anglicanism, I cannot say. In the end, one's own beliefs are one's own. What I can do, however, is wholeheartedly recommend this work. I can also say, having read much of Alan Watts' other work, that he is actually at his "best" when talking or writing about Christianity. Anyone familiar with Watts' other work will not be disappointed by this, and should not let the fact that it is about a western, rather than eastern, religion, turn them off.
Posted May 18, 2000
Best Book on Christianity ever
This book explains exactly what I think about Christianity! It's a Buddist's understanding of the Christian myth and rituals. A wonderful, wonderful book!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.