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The Enlightened Christian: A Psychological Interpretation of the Bible Michael Roden

The Enlightened Christian: A Psychological Interpretation of the Bible

Michael Roden

Published August 16th 2015
ISBN : 9780965299640
Paperback
302 pages
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This book offers a new direction for Christian theology. Using only the Bible, the author delves into the internal, psychological aspects of Jesus teaching. Doing so, he finds that what Jesus was really talking about were things the modern mind canMoreThis book offers a new direction for Christian theology. Using only the Bible, the author delves into the internal, psychological aspects of Jesus teaching. Doing so, he finds that what Jesus was really talking about were things the modern mind can relate to: how to be happy, how to find meaning in life, how to have good relationships. There is much less dogma, and much less about sin and punishment, in Jesus teaching than one would think listening to many of its modern purveyors.According to the author, Jesus teaching was meant to liberate us from all thought of sin and guilt, not to reinforce it. Therefore the popular focus on sin actually detracts from the real message, leaving it up to us to ferret out the true from the false. The author helps this process along by looking into many misunderstood aspects of Christian teaching, including the nature of Heaven (a joyous state of mind that can begin even now) and the end of the world (a transformation of our thinking about the world).