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Posted December 4, 2005
Berry is a prophet somewhat in the mold of Amos from the Hebrew Bible, though a bit more disarming in his challenges. His selection of Jesus-sayings on peacemaking is intriguing for what it reveals both about what Jesus said and about Berry. The book is worth the price for the introduction and the essay, 'The Burden of the Gospels,' that are included. In the introduction, Berry indicts modern Christianity: 'It seems to have remarkably little to do with the things that Jesus Christ actually taught.' In the concluding essay, he suggests that a more honest reading of the Gospels could improve the modern practice of the Christian faith.
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Posted September 28, 2010
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