Different Visions Of Love

Different Visions Of Love

by Brian Griffith, Riane Eisler
     
 


From the Foreword by Riane Eisler:

"Griffith's narrative moves like a searchlight over each phase of church history, illuminating the visions, options, and choices behind events. He traces the rise of a dominator version of Christianity, in which the primary concern was a chain of command to be followed, with rewards or punishments according

Overview



From the Foreword by Riane Eisler:

"Griffith's narrative moves like a searchlight over each phase of church history, illuminating the visions, options, and choices behind events. He traces the rise of a dominator version of Christianity, in which the primary concern was a chain of command to be followed, with rewards or punishments according to the degree of obedience. And beside this he illuminates another face of Christianity, concerned with healing all divisions between 'loved and unloved' people. The story Griffith presents is often deeply disturbing, as in his unstinting accounts concerning 'the gospel for women', or the age of holy wars and witch hunts. But ultimately his story offers solid grounds for optimism. He shows that all contention between different religious visions can be a process of building partnership. As Griffith points out, Jesus himself wished to debate his opponents openly, not to silence or eliminate them. He was not afraid of real encounter, or the potential of creative conflict.

I want to congratulate Brian Griffith on this masterful, controversial, and highly readable account. His book offers hope in a divided world, where reaction against globalized 'godless corporate secularism' meets with a 'war on fundamentalism'. I hope to see other writers do comparable work in highlighting the partnership and dominator visions within their religious traditions around the world."

- Riane Eisler,



author of The Chalice & the Blade, Sacred Pleasure, Tomorrow's Children,

The Power of Partnership, The Real Wealth of Nations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432717599
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/24/2008
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
1.14(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

What People are saying about this

David Korten
"I find it gives me an incredibly clarifying perspective on Christianity way beyond my previous understanding. It should be read by everyone with an interest in Western Civilization. It is a marvelous companion to The Great Turning."--(David Korten, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >