The Sage of Aquarius: A Centennial Study of the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ

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eBookIt.com, Feb 21, 2013 - Bibles - 65 pages
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The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Levi Dowling is surely the most detailed, intricate, compelling and impressive of all the modern gospels written to update scripture and to reveal spiritual truth for a new era. Though it claims to be a channeled revelation, it is obvious that Leo ("Levi") Dowling expended stupendous effort not only on content (with numerous fascinating tales, parables, and sayings) but also on form (the entire, massive work being set in iambic pentameter and hexameter).
New Testament scholar Robert M. Price (Ph.D. in Systematic Theology; Ph.D. in New Testament, Drew University), having long been intrigued with the Dowling gospel, has undertaken to study it with the tools of modern biblical research. As with the Bible, the Aquarian Gospel yields new riches of understanding once one applies the methods that traditionalist believers most fear. For there are certainly believers in The Aquarian Gospel who are as stubbornly fundamentalist as any Baptist. Price's book aims at opening up a wider vista of interpretation to these people as well as demonstrating to outsiders that the Aquarian Gospel deserves serious intention. He is friendly to the text under study and pays it due respect by scrutinizing it unflinchingly.
 

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Although this book primarily dealt with analysis of The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ by Levi Dowling, the author also expounds on passages from the synoptic gospels. Dr. Price's style of writing ... Read full review

Contents

Aquarian Evangel
Akashic Anachronisms
Features Shared with Early Christian Apocrypha
Midrashic Rewriting of the Gospels
Glosses on the Canonical Gospels
Aquarian Parables
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Robert M. Price, born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1954, was deeply involved in fundamentalist Christianity for some dozen years. During that time he was involved with youth ministry at Brookdale Baptist Church in Bloomfield, NJ. In college he became president of the local Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship chapter and went on to earn a Master's Degree in New Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1978), then a Ph.D. degree in Systematic Theology from Drew University (1981), followed by a Ph.D. in New Testament from Drew a dozen years later. While pastoring First Baptist Church of Montclair, NJ, he embraced religious humanism and soon began working for the Council for Secular Humanism. His numerous books include Beyond Born Again, The Paperback Apocalypse, The Pre-Nicene NT, and Secret Scrolls.

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