Translating the method and message of the Rabbi of Nazareth into today's idiom, a world-renowned theologian reinvigorates the stories of Jesus as contemporary guides for leading a moral life. By looking to Jesus' parables, Cox shows how readers can extrapolate answers and bridge the gap between the ancient and modern worlds.
In this urgently relevant, wholly enlightening discussion of modern moral decisions, the Harvard theology professor Harvey Cox considers the significance of Jesus and his teachings today. As he did in his undergraduate class Jesus and the Moral Life--a course that grew so popular that the lectures were held in a theater often used for rock concerts--Cox examines contemporary dilemmas in the light of lessons gleaned from the Gospels. Invigorating and incisive, this book encourages an intellectual approach to faith and inspires a clear way of thinking about moral choices for all of us.
[Makes] religious teachings relevant to people of all faiths and of no faith at all, in the daunting context of today's world. --Boston Sunday Globe
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