The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, 19 feb 2008 - 241 pagine
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Who is Jesus Christ?

In The Third Jesus, bestselling author and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra provides an answer to this question that is both a challenge to current systems of belief and a fresh perspective on what Jesus can teach us all, regardless of our religious background. There is not one Jesus, Chopra writes, but three.

First, there is the historical Jesus, the man who lived more than two thousand years ago and whose teachings are the foundation of Christian theology and thought. Next there is Jesus the Son of God, who has come to embody an institutional religion with specific dogma, a priesthood, and devout believers. And finally, there is the third Jesus, the cosmic Christ, the spiritual guide whose teaching embraces all humanity, not just the church built in his name. He speaks to the individual who wants to find God as a personal experience, to attain what some might call grace, or God-consciousness, or enlightenment.

When we take Jesus literally, we are faced with the impossible. How can we truly “love thy neighbor as thyself”? But when we see the exhortations of Jesus as invitations to join him on a higher spiritual plane, his words suddenly make sense.

Ultimately, Chopra argues, Christianity needs to overcome its tendency to be exclusionary and refocus on being a religion of personal insight and spiritual growth. In this way Jesus can be seen for the universal teacher he truly is–someone whose teachings of compassion, tolerance, and understanding can embrace and be embraced by all of us.


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Review: The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore

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After reading this book twice I was left with the impression that Mr. Chopra is trying to construct a Jesus of his own from his preconceived notions. His research, or lack thereof, is appalling. His ... Leggi recensione completa

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Indice

Redeeming the Redeemer
7
I Am the Light
21
The Kingdom of God Is Xithin
36
Reading What Jesus Said 49
48
Who Is the Real Jesus?
129
Part Three
142
How the Path Opens
175
The Middle of the journey
193
Xhere the Soul Never Dies
209
Xhat Xould jesus Do?
220
Index
235
Copyright

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Informazioni sull'autore (2008)

DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of more than fifty books translated into over thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. Chopra’s Wellness Radio
airs weekly on Sirius Satellite Stars, Channel 102, which focuses on the areas of success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being, and spirituality. He is founder and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top one hundred heroes and icons of the century and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”

www.deepakchopra.com


From the Hardcover edition.

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