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Posted July 14, 2010
I must say that in writing this review I have no pretense of it being comprehensive or even worthy to stand alongside the splendid and scholarly reviews of many literary and religious writers who have looked at this spiritual giant of a man, and given him every accolade possible, and of course some with outright criticism of his views. I have made use of Libraries and other sources to read and digest some of his writings including a thorough reading of the Cole lecures from which this current book has it's source. My primary reason for this review is, I noticed that there were no reviews yet, and I wanted to at least draw some attention to the book from the religious audience of today. The chapter on "Progressive Christianity" alone will be well worth any forward thinking Christians time and attention. He takes us from the past to the present in the ideas, doctrines, and creeds of Judaism and Christianity, and shows the progressive tendencies of revelation and man's concepts of God showing it's fullest impact through Christ. But he also points out that eventhough there is a finality to certain aspects of divine revelation it's application and meaning has continued to unfold with each generation. He stands firm against a stagnate Christianity or faith in God based on stated doctrines and creeds alone. He makes the statement " For no one can long ponder the significance of our generation's progressive ways of thinking without running straight upon this question,"is not Christianity itself progressive"? He argues brilliantly from the life of Jesus and Paul to show us they were not stuck in the past in their spiritual position's but both revealed an ongoing unfolding of revelation and new meanings. My hope is that this book with it's magnificent lectures will attract a new readership. Thurman L. Faison, Author To The Spiritually Inclined (Volume 1)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 14, 2012
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