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Re: Under the Groups wire--pt. 2

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  • wherecar54
    Hi Jerry, You wrote:�����You mean you aim to tell me what some lib�����ral Jew professor thinks about the true beginnin����� o�����
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 18, 2002
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      Hi Jerry,<br><br>You wrote:�You mean you aim to
      tell me what some lib�ral Jew professor thinks about
      the true beginnin� o� Chrischeeanity�?�<br><br>I have
      a Jewish aquaintance who is open minded enough to
      think about the origins of Christianity. She believes
      that Jesus was a great sage, but not the Jewish
      messiah.<br><br>I have recently read "Christianity~A Global
      History" by David Chidester. I enjoyed it
      thoroughly.<br><br>There is also an ebook which I have enjoyed. Here is an
      excerpt from the cover page.......<br><br> "Therefore, if
      throughout this book I seem to be taking a sledgehammer to
      Christianity as a religion, I am doing so only with regard to
      the theological dogmas, man-made, that were
      constructed during the first five centuries in order to
      counteract and oppose innumerable ancient movements, schools
      and communities which taught what I consider to be
      original Christianity--that body of teaching which has
      been termed Christian Gnosis. Not one word in this
      book is written against the genuine teachings of
      Christ found in the New Testament and in other ancient
      texts. If I choose to regard Jesus not as God, but as
      Master, Adept and divine incarnation and as an example of
      what humanity may
      become......."<br><a href=http://www.newhopeent.com/ target=new>http://www.newhopeent.com/</a><br><br>Dan
    • ernststrohregenmantelrad
      This is what I mean by esoteric adaptionalists. Bottom-up- Ascending. BTW, libral Jews have their own agenda as well as fundies ... enjoyed. Here is an ...
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 20, 2002
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        This is what I mean by "esoteric" adaptionalists. Bottom-up-
        Ascending. BTW, libral Jews have their own agenda as well as
        fundies

        --- In gnosticism2@y..., wherecar54 wrote:
        > Hi Jerry,<br><br>You wrote:"You mean you aim to
        > tell me what some lib'ral Jew professor thinks about
        > the true beginnin' o' Chrischeeanity…?"<br><br>I have
        > a Jewish aquaintance who is open minded enough to
        > think about the origins of Christianity. She believes
        > that Jesus was a great sage, but not the Jewish
        > messiah.<br><br>I have recently read "Christianity~A Global
        > History" by David Chidester. I enjoyed it
        > thoroughly.<br><br>There is also an ebook which I have
        enjoyed. Here is an
        > excerpt from the cover page.......<br><br> "Therefore, if
        > throughout this book I seem to be taking a sledgehammer to
        > Christianity as a religion, I am doing so only with regard to
        > the theological dogmas, man-made, that were
        > constructed during the first five centuries in order to
        > counteract and oppose innumerable ancient movements,
        schools
        > and communities which taught what I consider to be
        > original Christianity--that body of teaching which has
        > been termed Christian Gnosis. Not one word in this
        > book is written against the genuine teachings of
        > Christ found in the New Testament and in other ancient
        > texts. If I choose to regard Jesus not as God, but as
        > Master, Adept and divine incarnation and as an example of
        > what humanity may
        > become......."<br><a href=http://www.newhopeent.com/ target=
        new>http://www.newhopeent.com/</a><br><br>Dan
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