Ebooks and digital audiobooks are now sold and managed in OverDrive MarketPlace. Learn more. Continue to this site to purchase physical audio and large print only.

The Godless Gospel

Was Jesus A Great Moral Teacher?
MP3 CD
(1 CD)
Product Number: MPCD5637
Released: 01 Jan, 2021
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781004023677
Narrator(s): Julian Baggini
Publisher: W F Howes
Please log in to view pricing

Description

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of How the World Thinks, The Godless Gospel asks: Do Jesus's teachings add up to a coherent moral system, still relevant today? Even if we don't believe that Jesus was the son of God, we tend to think he was a great moral teacher. But was he? And how closely do idealised values such as our love of the family, helping the needy, and the importance of kindness, match Jesus's original tenets? Julian Baggini challenges our assumptions about Christian values - and about Jesus - by focusing on Jesus's teachings in the Gospels, stripping away the religious elements such as the accounts of miracles or the resurrection of Christ. Reading closely this new 'godless' Gospel, Baggini asks how we should understand Jesus's attitude to the renunciation of the self, to politics, or to sexuality, as expressed in Jesus's often elusive words. An atheist from a Catholic background, Baggini introduces us to a more radical Jesus than popular culture depicts. And as he journeys deeper into Jesus's worldview, and grapples with Jesus's sometimes contradictory messages, against his scepticism he finds that Jesus's words amount to a purposeful and powerful philosophy, which has much to teach us today.

Author(s): Julian Baggini
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: 01 Jan, 2021

You can find this title in the following lists:

All Formats/Editions

Playaway
x-large
Author(s): Julian Baggini
Narrator(s): Julian Baggini
Genre: Religion, History
Product Number D6851
Released: 01 Jan, 2021
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004023660
CD
x-large
Author(s): Julian Baggini
Narrator(s): Julian Baggini
Genre: Religion, History
Product Number CX6938
Released: 01 Jan, 2021
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004023653

Stay up to date with W.F.Howes news and announcements

The Home of Audiobooks & Large Print