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Book Write-Up: Beyond Belief, by Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels.  Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas.  New York: Vintage Books, 2003. Elaine Pagels is a professor of religion at Princeton University.  I have read two of her other books, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent and The Origin … Continue reading

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The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony

I missed last week’s Bible study at my church because I was sick, but I got to attend last night, and I also had an opportunity to read the transcript for last week’s DVD presentation that the group watched. Essentially, … Continue reading

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David Marshall: “Guan Yin”

I read Chapter 8 of David Marshall’s True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture.  This chapter is entitled “Guan Yin”.  Guan Yin is an East Asian goddess of compassion.  Marshall opens this chapter with a story about … Continue reading

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David Marshall: “Congratulations, Get Rich”

I have two items for my write-up of Chapter 6 of David Marshall’s True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture.  The chapter is entitled “Congratulations, Get Rich”, and it focuses on fu, which is happiness, or prosperity. … Continue reading

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David Marshall: “Son of Heaven”

I have three items for my write-up today on Chapter 5 of David Marshall’s True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture.  Chapter 5 is entitled “Son of Heaven”. 1.  On page 55, Marshall states: “Lao Tse wrote … Continue reading

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David Marshall: “The Teacher and the Tyrant”

In this post, I’ll blog about Chapter 3 of David Marshall’s True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture.  This chapter is entitled “The Teacher and the Tyrant”.  I have two items: 1.  On page 28, Marshall states: … Continue reading

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More on Christ in the Rig Veda (With a Question Mark)

This will be a post about David Marshall, but it will not concern his book that I am currently reading: True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture.  Rather, it will revisit his argument in Jesus and the … Continue reading

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David Marshall: “Where Did Marx Go Wrong?”

In David Marshall’s Jesus and the Religions of Man, I read Chapter 3: “Where Did Marx Go Wrong?” Overall, I liked this chapter, for, while it overlapped with the typical right-wing rhetoric about Communism that I have heard and read … Continue reading

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