By John Carroll

Upending Christianity’s well known suggestion of Jesus the comforter, the nice shepherd, the Lord, and the Savior, this thoroughly new exploration of Mark’s lifetime of Jesus reexamines the picture offered during this earliest of the hot testomony gospels—the mysterious stranger, the singular, deserted, and solitary figure—and rethinks the present position of Western tradition via a appreciably altered view of Christianity. The existential Jesus has no real interest in sin, and his concentration isn't really on an afterlife. he's anti-church, anti-establishment, anti-family, and anti-community; a instructor, with himself his simply scholar, he gestures enigmatically from inside his personal torturous adventure, inviting the reader to stroll in his sneakers and ask the query, Who am I?
This ebook argues that Jesus is the West’s nice instructor at the nature of being. Incorporating a brand new translation of the Gospel of Mark from its unique Greek, this radical reinterpretation identifies the philosophical and cultural importance of Jesus within the glossy global, in keeping with his lifestyles, activities, and reflections.

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