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Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus

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Countless thoughtful people are now so disgusted with the marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church that a new Reformation is required in which the purpose of religion itself is reimagined.

Meyers takes the best of biblical scholarship and recasts these core Christian concepts to exhort the church to pursue an alternative vision of the Christian life:

  • Jesus as Teacher, not Savior
  • Christianity as Compassion, not Condemnation
  • Prosperity as Dangerous, not Divine
  • Discipleship as Obedience, not Control
  • Religion as Relationship, not Righteousness

This is not a call to the church to move to the far left or to try something brand new. Rather, it is the recovery of something very old. Saving Jesus from the Church shows us what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' teachings today.

Synopsis:

“Scholarly, pastoral, prophetic, and eloquent. The invitation to follow Jesus instead of worshiping Christ could not come at a more important time, or be issued by a more credible source.” — Desmond Tutu

“Robin Meyers emerges in Saving Jesus from the Church as a national voice for a new Christianity. He is a well read scholar and a superb communicator. He writes with a refreshing honesty and a disarming authority. This book is a treat.” — John Shelby Spong, author of Jesus for the Non-Religious

Robin Meyers, a rising star of liberal Christianity, restores the true mission of the faith that captures the heart of Jesuss concern for people over “right belief.” Saving Jesus from the Church will resonate deeply with those who enjoy the works of John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan.

About the Author

For over twenty years, Robin Meyers has been pastor of Mayflower Congregational, an "unapologetically Christian, unapologetically liberal" church. He is a professor in the philosophy department at Oklahoma City University, a syndicated columnist, and an award-winning commentator for National Public Radio. Meyers has appeared on Dateline NBC, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and ABC World News, and writes regularly for The Christian Century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061568213
Subtitle:
How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus
Author:
Meyers, Robin R.
Author:
Quinn, Julia
Author:
by Robin R. Meyers
Author:
Dix, Carol
Author:
Scher, Jonathan
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
Christian Church - History
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Christian Theology - Ecclesiology
Subject:
Christianity -- Essence, genius, nature.
Subject:
Christian life - Un
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Christianity-Ecclesiology
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090224
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.30x5.80x1.00 in. .75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , “Scholarly, pastoral, prophetic, and eloquent. The invitation to follow Jesus instead of worshiping Christ could not come at a more important time, or be issued by a more credible source.” — Desmond Tutu

“Robin Meyers emerges in Saving Jesus from the Church as a national voice for a new Christianity. He is a well read scholar and a superb communicator. He writes with a refreshing honesty and a disarming authority. This book is a treat.” — John Shelby Spong, author of Jesus for the Non-Religious

Robin Meyers, a rising star of liberal Christianity, restores the true mission of the faith that captures the heart of Jesuss concern for people over “right belief.” Saving Jesus from the Church will resonate deeply with those who enjoy the works of John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan.

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