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« on: October 25, 2008, 12:50:04 PM »

I just read a short review of a new booked called "Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire" by two Protestant scholars, Rita N. Brock and Rebbecca Ann Parker?

It seems they have "discovered" that for the first thousand years or so the Church emphasized our Lords Resurrection and Paradise rather than his suffering on the Cross. I wonder if they acknowledge the correctness of the Orthodox position at all or if they are totally ignorant that we have maintained the original faith on those points? If the latter is true, perhaps someone can have Fr. Peter Gilquest give them a call (former Protestant, author of "Becoming Orthodox"). Maybe they are ripe for conversion. Smiley

Is anyone familiar with this book and is it worth getting? Is there anyone else interested in reading it and then discussing it here?

Many thanks


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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008, 02:15:29 PM »

Both authors are anti-Christian Unitarian Universalists.  I wouldn't waste my time....

Unitarian Universalist article on both authors and their book
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 01:12:10 AM »

The book sounds interesting, though I have no idea where they got ideas like "Images of Jesus’s Crucifixion did not appear in churches until the tenth century". I'm hesitant to put the book on my list if that's the kind of claims being made.
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