21 Jun In addition to being one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century, Malcolm Muggeridge is an authentic Christian mystic. Sometimes Malcolm Muggeridge is terribly bright; sometimes, amusing; sometimes, thoughtful. And sometimes he is too heavyhanded to be any of these. JESUS by Malcolm Muggeridge “Jesus did not come into the world to found a Church but to proclaim a Kingdom – the two being by no means the same thing.”.
On this occasion, Jesus became so rapt that he was momentarily carried away into heavenly regions where he might commune more closely with God. I not only want to read more by byy 20th century social critic and prophet, I also want to read his biography. Five stars for the content, minus one star for the repetition.
Jun 12, Jameson Cunningham rated it redisxovered was ok. He was greatly influenced by Mother Theresa of Calcutta and her efforts on behalf of the forgotten people of the world. There are some good points, but after a while the same messages keep coming up again.
Chesterton of the latter twentieth century. David rated it it was ok Feb 15, Joe rated it liked it Jan 04, This, too, Jesus repeated three times to emphasize its urgency.
After six months, the young couple moved to Egypt to assume another teaching post.
Daughter, they faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. Apr 28, Enoch Chhabra muggeridye it it was ok Shelves: Be it far from thee Lord; this shall not be done unto thee, Peter insisted. Apr 21, David rated it liked it Recommends it for: At the Transfiguration, when the glory was upon Jesus, the luminosity was too much for the three disciples with him, and they had to shut their eyes.
Some of the best things in the book are jwsus which are previously unpublished ten of malcoom twenty-three piecessuch as the title essay and “”Four Sermons”” Where spontaneity, an unusual point of view, and sprightliness of style show the author at his most enjoyable. Oct 16, Keith Dow rated it liked it. His explication of the parables didn’t any new ideas and much of the rest of the book was dated. This is the case even with John, the disciples Jesus is said to have loved with a special tenderness, and to whom he handed over the care of his mother as he was dying.
That is Jesus dies for my sins, I am a sinner saved by God’s grace, and the poverty of our souls and lives is what makes us truly human and in need muggerudge a loving God.
To abate any possible ardor in this direction among the disciples, he broke it to them that he would shortly go to Jerusalem, and that there he would suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. The main theme seen in this work is his disagreement with what today is called “Post Modern Christianity”as he tries to maintain his ardent pursuit of a “Simple Gospel”.
Apr 14, Woody Roland rated it really liked it. If I had a paper copy of it, I’d stop the tape and start reading it and drop everything else. Such transports as the Transfiguration are common enough among mystics, and there are numerous detailed descriptions of them, all of which bear a close resemblance to one another.
Muggeridge attempts to find the real Jesus, byy the trappings of the church – something many people are doing in the 21st century; yet his attempts seem dated, and his description of the church bears little relation to the problems of today. That is, until he takes up the important battles of muvgeridge day.
Jun 19, booklady rated it it was amazing Recommended to booklady by: Most of the speeches, essays, etc.
As such it does lack a story arc or a main thesis. It belongs to the world of a Cervantes rather than that of a Wittgen-stein; to Rabelais and Tolstoy mmalcolm than to Bultmann and Barth.
Worthwhile introduction to an interesting by forgotten author. Jesus Rediscovered by Malcolm Muggeridge. Well, much of the book is a criticism of what was going on in Britain rediscivered the world in the ‘s. We bemoan the passing of a liturgy in which we never participated, of high virtues which we never practiced, of an obedience we never accorded and an orthodoxy we never accepted and often ridiculed. Kevin Likes rated it liked it Oct 11, Of course he claims not to be a theolgian or philosopher, so I can hardly then take him to task too severely for getting some of his theology wrong and his phiilosophy out of wack.
Deff Jahms rated it really liked it Nov 06, Dude reading this book is amazing.
malcolm muggeridge jesus rediscovered
He is well-known as an author, journalist, media personality, and in his later years, a leading spokesman for Christianity. As I look upon some obvious weaknesses of the American church and American politics, my natural response is one of alarm. It is basically an autobiography and his thoughts muggwridge the Christian faith. Then with a sigh leaving our spiritual harvest bound to it, we returned to the sound of our own speech, in which each word has a beginning and an ending – far, far different from your Word, redidcovered Lord, who abides in himself for ever, yet never grows old and gives new life to all things.
Hearing him speaking as though with some unseen presence, and seeing his face shining with ecstasy, and even his clothes glistening and luminous, the three disciples were overcome with awe, so that they fell on their faces and were afraid. Some of his theology is rather dubious, too. Art thou also one of this man’s disciples?
All present must have been conscious that something momentous was muggreidge. Another incident described in the Gospels, which Jesus particularly asked the three disciples who were present at it not to mention to anyone, at least until after his death and Resurrection, was what is called ‘the Transfiguration’. Peter stayed malfolm the ante-room, and was warming his hands by a coal fire there when the first question was put to him by a maidservant guarding the door: To ask other readers questions about Jesus Rediscoveredplease sign up.