Jesus Myth, The
"This book is bursting with common sense and inspiration".
A look at the nature of myth as a carrier of deep truth and that we all have our own internal myths about ourselves and life. Exploring what was and is meant by the term Messiah, both in the 1st century and now.
"Here is a book bursting with common sense and inspiration, written by someone who has known life in all its rich complexity... It's a book that has to be read by all those who dare to ask for more"
Revd Dr Terry Biddington FRSA, Dean of Spiritual Life, Winchester University.
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"Here is a little book bursting with common sense and inspiration, written by someone who has known life in all its rich complexity. It is an honest book that deals with the issues that are on the lips of so many current, former, or would-be church attenders. Yet, in downplaying these issues and ignoring those who raise them, the church has betrayed its vocation by confusing its lazy preference for tired and cliched certainties with the energising quest for truth. It’s a book that has to be read by all those who dare ask for more." ~ Rev. Dr Terry Biddington, Dean of Spiritual Life, Director of the Winchester Institute for Contemplative Education and Practice, Lecturer in Practical, Direct
‘This simple yet profound book might be the antidote for those wracked with religious doubt. Read before rejecting religion!’ ~ Canon Dr Ed Newell, Chief Executive, Cumberland Lodge, Direct
Martyn Percy has written the Foreword. ~ Rev Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxforf, Direct
When promoting themselves nowadays, publications like to assert what are called USPs or unique selling points. It is a valuable device for getting to what is distinctive about a book. The USP of Chris Scott's new book is the way it combines different human paradigms in its interpretation of the enduring significance of Christianity. Chris Scott is an Anglican priest but he is also a psychotherapist, and he brings the wisdom and experience of both perspectives together in this text. He does more than offer a fresh way of reading the Christian message. He offers an experiential approach that allows readers to explore the issues involved through a number of exercises that ground theory in practice. Not many books on this controversial topic do that. This one does, and it does it well. ~ Richard Holloway, Bishop and Author, Direct
Chris Scott’s "Exploring the Jesus Myth", as the title suggests, is for explorers, rather than for those content to tread the well-worn path of autocratic religion. Wisely and compassionately, in a soft, honest voice without pretension, he engages and guides the reader along a less-paved and yet direct route to the heart of every true religion: love. ~ Professor Robert Emmet Meagher, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Amhurst, Massachusetts., Direct
Drawing on his own rich experience, Chris Scott succinctly and with clarity examines the Jesus myth, shedding light on the meaning to be found in Christianity in the twenty first century. A highly rewarding read, it challenges each reader to find not only their personal myth, but also meaning in and for their own lives. An excellent book. ~ Melanie Gibson, UKCP, IAAP. Jungian Analyst, Direct