Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Christianity

The Jesus Dialogues: Jesus Speaks with Religious Founders and Leaders

Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Christianity

The Jesus Dialogues: Jesus Speaks with Religious Founders and Leaders

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THE JESUS DIALOGUES: JESUS SPEAKS WITH RELIGIOUS FOUNDERS AND LEADERS. Brennan R. Hill. Eugene, OR: Resource Publishers, 2015, Pp. 216, PB, $26.00. Reviewed by Rod Bassett (Roberts Wesleyan College/Rochester, NY).

The premise of the book is an intriguing one. Jesus has conversations with the founders/leaders of various religious groups. At first I was intrigued by the audacity/boldness of putting words into the words of the Master. But then it occurred to me that my speech and actions represent Jesus Christ (for good or bad) on a daily basis, too. So I found myself being measured by the same "ruler" that I wanted to apply to the author. Once I got beyond that realization, I was simply intrigued. What would Jesus say and what would Jesus hear?

Each chapter involves a conversation between Jesus Christ and the founder/leader of a religious movement. The movements include (in order): Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and indigenous religions. …

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