Revisioning Christianity at the Millennium
Fall 1999; Once & Future Jesus Conference
Over the last half century, an older understanding of Christianity has ceased to be persuasive to millions of people in North America. Seeing the Bible as a divine product, this older understanding was, in harder and softer forms, quite literalistic, doctrinal, moralistic, exclusivistic, and oriented toward an afterlife. This lecture sketches a revisioning of foundational Christian claims about the Bible, God, and Jesus. What emerges is a non-literalistic, non-exclusivistic and relational understanding of what it means to be Christian.
Format: 1 CD; 80 minutes