The Gospel of Jesus: In Search of His Original Teachings

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Clear Press Ltd, 2005 - Religion - 1088 pages
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An inspirational encounter with the world of Christ, this book is an uplifting study of the man, his times and his teaching. This volume reveals how the true meaning of Jesus??? teachings, as found in the canonical gospels and many of the ancient apocryphal and other early Christian texts, is that of the ageless, eternal and mystic path to God. Exhaustively researched -- from Old and New Testament writings, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the writings of the Greek mystics, the Gnostics, the Mandaeans, the Manichaeans and other mystics of Jesus??? era -- The Gospel of Jesus reflects the yearning of all Christians and seekers throughout the centuries to penetrate the unresolved mysteries of their faith and attain a direct, personal mystic experience of God.
 

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The book has deep insight, truly written by someone had experience the journey...the meanings are truly inspirational.

Contents

Introduction
1
CHAPTER
13
Mysticism and Mystic Experience
21
The Mystic Path
28
CHAPTER
47
Early New Testament Manuscripts
59
New Testament Greek
67
The Teachings of Jesus and the New Testament
77
Tying Some Strands Together
504
The Word Was Made Flesh
513
The Son Quickeneth whom He Will
519
The Living Master
530
The Christ the Messiah and the Living One
538
The Physical Presence of the Master
551
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
559
Jesus Successor
568

CHAPTER SEVEN
83
Matthew A Gospel for Jew and Gentile
90
LukeActs Christianitys First Defence
97
The Mystic Gospel of St John
106
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
111
CHAPTER FOUR
117
Who Knew Jesus?
123
Christmas Christian Custom and the Aryan Deity Mithras
129
Jesus Travel East?
136
Early Christian Communities
148
CHAPTER FIVE
158
Mani and ManichaeanChristian Writings
168
PreChristian Mystical Writings
175
CHAPTER
185
One Lord
192
Treasure in Earthen Vessels
198
Thieves in the Temple
205
Ritual and Ceremony
211
Blind Leaders of the Blind
217
WHAT IS GOD?
220
CHAPTER EIGHT
234
The Word as Living Water
250
The Logos as Gods Image
267
Many Names for the Word
284
The Wind Bloweth
299
Sp eaking Waters
312
Many Mansions
327
He Leadeth Them Up Into a High Mountain
334
Seven Heavens
347
CHAPTER ELEVEN
362
A Servant of Sin
377
The Serpent More Subtle Than Any Beast
392
CHAPTER TWELVE
406
Reincarnation Amongst the Early Christians
424
Drunken Mad and Forgetful
437
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
461
Repentance
468
Mercy and Justice
474
Five Men on a Roof
480
Ransom Tax and Head Money
489
Mans Forgiveness of Man
496
No Man Receiveth His Testimony
578
A MAN OF MIRACLES?
580
Apostolic Miracles
589
The Physician of Souls
596
The Medicine of Life
602
Casting Out Devils
608
Stormy Weather
616
Fishers of Men
626
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
633
Living Bread Living Water Living Wine
641
Water into Wine
649
The House of His Servant David
657
The Mystic Mother and the Virginal Spirit
663
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
671
Except a Man Be Born Again
677
Except it be Given Him from Heaven
678
Those That Are Mine
691
Your Glorious Mysteries
705
The Sower and His Seed
720
CHAPTER TWENTY
736
am the Door of the Sheep
749
Take Up His Cross Daily
762
LABOURERS INTO HIS HARVEST
783
Prayer in Secret
797
Expecting a Resurrection that is Empty
812
The Son of Man Is Within You
830
Behold the Bridegroom Cometh
843
Many Obstacles Fall into the Way
857
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
868
Turn to Him the Other Also
885
Whosoever Shall Exalt Himself
901
Was Jesus Vegetarian?
916
Paul the Vegetarian?
932
Gnostic Vegetarians
945
Persecuted for Righteousness Sake
960
Freely Ye Have Received Freely Give
970
Labourers into His Vineyard
985
Abbreviations
1011
Index
1039
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John Davidson has had a life-long interest in mysticism. Graduating in 1966 from Cambridge University with an honors degree in natural sciences, he took a post at the Uni-versity's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, where he worked for seventeen years. In 1984, he left the University to pursue independent interests and since then has written a number of books, including a series on science and mysticism.

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