The Legacy of Christianity
Fall 1999; Once and Future Jesus Conference
We are entering a global world that, because it does not conform to the expectations of classical Christianity, is being called post-Christian. In this world, Christianity needs to be seen as something wider and more open-ended than Christian orthodoxy. It names a stream of cultural influence that, like the wind, is free to “blow where it wills.”
Just as Christianity could not be held within ancient Judaism, neither can it be held within the boundaries of classical Christian orthodoxy or of the now-fragmented contemporary ecclesiastical organization. What is there within this stream, including the continuing influence of Jesus of Nazareth and the spiritual legacies of other cultures, which may help the new global world to evolve a viable and sustainable future for humankind?
Format: 1 CD; 80 minutes