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Your Own Personal Jesus

Here’s a great quote from Robert Bowman and Ed Komoszewski’s Putting Jesus in His Place, which I just started reading last night:

Interpretations of Jesus are fraught with bias. He’s a powerful figure whom people want on their sides – and they’re willing to re-create him in their image to enlist his support. Animal-rights activists imagine a vegetarian Jesus. New Agers make him an example of finding the god within. And radical feminists strip him of divinity so that Christianity doesn’t appear sexist. “Frankly, it’s hard to escape the feeling that our culture has taken Jesus’ question ‘Who do you say that I am?’ and changed it to ‘Who do you want me to be?'” [17]

MSE

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4 Responses

  1. Thanks for this. I’m always reminded of C.S. Lewis’s great quote from Mere Christianity.

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