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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Miles Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The God of the Bible's Old Testament differs significantly from the God of the New. Jack Miles is fascinated by both, and delights in exploring this endlessly intriguing subject from various provocative angles. Miles regards the New Testament, in which God has become a man—that is, Christ—as an epilogue to the Hebrew scriptures. The "crisis" in the title of this unconventional reexamination of the four Gospels is that God-as-Christ is brutally executed to atone for promises unkept. Despite his divinity, his powers of salvation are limited, a fact made appallingly obvious when he is crucified.

A former Jesuit priest, Jack Miles brings his theological background to bear on questions that defy conclusive answers. In language that is both erudite and accessible, he encourages reflection and stimulates further investigation of age-old mysteries.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Justin | 7/24/2013

    " A wonderful book that really changed the way I look at things. A deep read, but easy to take important lessons from. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stacy | 11/18/2012

    " Conceptually very interesting, but it was a very heavy read and I don't enjoy having to continually put books down to let them "breathe". I'm glad I made notes so I can look back and know I didn't imagine how bogged down I felt when I first read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jason | 9/19/2012

    " Fantastic... this will reinvigorate your spiritual imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marguerite | 5/16/2008

    " A nice follow to Miles' literary analysis of the Old Testament. I like the exploration of Jesus' varied NT roles. I still believe the image of God/Jesus as bridegroom/husband invites abuse and rationalization, though. Can't we just be friends? Both of Miles' books will merit re-reading. "

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