Christianity's Dangerous Memory
Christianity's Dangerous Memory

Christianity's Dangerous Memory

A Rediscovery of the Revolutionary Jesus

RELIGION

224 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: August 2011

ISBN 9780824526788

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Overview

Rethinking Jesus as an activist, rebel, leader, and first cultural contrarian

Drawing from the best contemporary scholarship, bestselling author Diarmuid O’Murchu deconstructs the history of Christianity, and specifically the life of Jesus Christ, as it has evolved over the past two thousand years. With rich language and clear metaphors, O’Murchu speaks to every Christian who is fed up with a revisionist Christian doctrine based on banal ideas and who desperately seeks affirmation that the Christian faith is a much bigger, deeper, and more challenging institution than churches have ever acknowledged or proclaimed. According to O’Murchu, Jesus was never an earthly prince, but rather the first rebel, a countercultural outsider who sought to empower the oppressed and marginalized while questioning the core beliefs of longstanding institutions—and ultimately paying a mortal price for his convictions. Using this portrait of Jesus, each chapter addresses a range of common human problems that Christ himself overcame, such as understanding others, resolving hostilities, discovering empowerment by suffering, and preserving personal identity in a globalized world. O’Murchu’s stunning conclusions serve to reintroduce the world to the revolutionary Jesus, giving His story new life and relevance for the modern age.

Reviews

"Diarmuid O'Murchu is a spiritual genius." —Richard Rohr, author, The Naked Now

“A truly powerful read. O'Murchu does not flinch from speaking his truth with clarity and forthrightness backed by excellent and extensive research.” —Barbara Fiand, author, In the Stillness You Will Know

Author Biography

Diarmuid O’Murchu is a graduate of Trinity College in Dublin, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, and the author of Jesus in the Power of Poetry and Quantum Theology.