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Beyond the Burning Times

Philip JohnsonGus Dizerega
Beyond the Burning Times
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Beyond the Burning Times

Philip JohnsonGus Dizerega

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A fascinating dialogue between a Pagan and a Christian. Gus DiZerega, an American pagan and and an academic engages in debate with Philip Johnson, an Australian Christian theologian. The two debate questions such as the nature of spirituality, who or what is deity, how humans relate to the divine, the sacred feminine, gender and sexuality, and the teachings and claims of Jesus. At the end of the book another Pagan writer comments on what Philip Johnson has argued, and another Christian comments on what Gus DiZerega has argued. Paganism is acknowledged as the fastest growing 'religion' in western Europe and this book helps readers to engage with it and with orthodox Christian belief.

- Publisher In this intriguing dialogue, an established pagan and a respected Christian theologian engage in open, honest conversations about human spirituality and belief. Paganism is a rapidly expanding belief system, and this helpful exchange both introduces novices to its basic tenets and compares them to the beliefs and ideals behind Christianity. Such topics as the nature of spirituality, who or what is deity, how humans relate to the divine, the sacred feminine, gender and sexuality are all addressed, along with specific debates involving the teachings and claims of Jesus. Offering a fair assessment and valuable insights into both faith systems, this is an engaging look at the state of belief in the modern world.

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About "Beyond the Burning Times"

A fascinating dialogue between a Pagan and a Christian. Gus DiZerega, an American pagan and and an academic engages in debate with Philip Johnson, an Australian Christian theologian. The two debate questions such as the nature of spirituality, who or what is deity, how humans relate to the divine, the sacred feminine, gender and sexuality, and the teachings and claims of Jesus. At the end of the book another Pagan writer comments on what Philip Johnson has argued, and another Christian comments on what Gus DiZerega has argued. Paganism is acknowledged as the fastest growing 'religion' in western Europe and this book helps readers to engage with it and with orthodox Christian belief.
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In this intriguing dialogue, an established pagan and a respected Christian theologian engage in open, honest conversations about human spirituality and belief. Paganism is a rapidly expanding belief system, and this helpful exchange both introduces novices to its basic tenets and compares them to the beliefs and ideals behind Christianity. Such topics as the nature of spirituality, who or what is deity, how humans relate to the divine, the sacred feminine, gender and sexuality are all addressed, along with specific debates involving the teachings and claims of Jesus. Offering a fair assessment and valuable insights into both faith systems, this is an engaging look at the state of belief in the modern world.
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Meet the Authors

Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson is an adjunct lecturer at Morling Theological College, Sydney, where he teaches New Spirituality and Missional Engagement. With Ross Clifford, Philip co-founded the Community of Hope which pioneered ministry into Mind.Body.Spirit lifestyle festivals. The pair have co-written a number of internationally published books on contemporary spirituality, including Jesus and the Gods of the New Age and The Cross is Not Enough: Living as Witnesses to the Resurrection.

Gus Dizerega

diZerega is a Ph.D. in Political Theory.

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  • Catalogue Code 265841
  • Product Code 9780745952727
  • ISBN 0745952720
  • EAN 9780745952727
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Jun 2008
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.199kg

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