is there a god?, is jesus christ god?, is the bible history or myth? JESUS REDISCOVERED. By MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE. O that thou shouldst give dust a. In addition to being one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century, Malcolm Muggeridge is an authentic Christian mystic. Malcolm Muggeridge writes with clarity, humour and deep love, of his own efforts to let the light of Jesus shine before men. His “rediscovery” of Jesus is one of.
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Jesus Rediscovered by Malcolm Muggeridge
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Muggeridge is generally an enjoyable author, and being steeped in incredible literature such as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, George Herbert etc. I listened to the Audible version, which had an older English gentleman reading it.
While he likely sounded like Muggeridge did when he wrote the book, it was difficult for it to sound fresh and new. This book starts out with an Muggeridge is generally an enjoyable author, and being steeped in incredible literature such as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, George Herbert etc. This book starts out with an overview of the gospel story and then a number of articles Muggeridge wrote, speeches he gave, or interviews he participated in.
There are some good points, but after a while the same messages keep coming up again.
Whenever he veers from his main themes, though, such as to explore the writings and lives of literary figures, he gets back to his usual genius. Jun 19, booklady rated it it was amazing Recommended to booklady by: I wish I’d had a pen and paper with me throughout my listening to Jesus Rediscovered –that or I wish I could get my hands on a copy of the book.
JR is a hodgepodge collection of newspaper articles, speeches, interviews and broadcasts by the author and collected under one title. They reflect his reasons not only for converting to Christianity he was an agnostic but also for becoming I wish I’d had a pen and paper muggrridge me throughout my listening to Jesus Rediscovered –that or I wish I could get my hands on a copy of the book.
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They reflect his reasons not only for converting to Christianity he was an agnostic but also for becoming rediscoveredd very staunchly conservative Christian. As each chapter is a stand-alone entity, there is some overlap and even a few contradictions which can most likely be attributed to the author’s developing beliefs.
Without having a copy of the text in front of me to go back and check, I can’t say with certainty these discrepancies were even significant. Taken as a whole, it was a fascinating listen. Muggeridge had a keen mind, acerbic wit, and rediscovefed ability to wield his pen like a sword. On “Consensuality” Chapter jesjs, ‘They were able to agree about almost everything because they believed almost nothing.
He was received into the Catholic Church in at age 79 along with his wife.
Chapter 14 is about the mugferidge of heart transplants and Chapter 15 about his experiences filming a documentary at a monastery. He writes about his favorite philosophers, their lives and what they gave our world.
Taken separately, these chapters don’t seem to form a picture of a ‘rediscovered Jesus’. I admit, this is not what I was expecting from this book, given its title. And yet, now that I’ve finished this book, I’m delighted with its patchwork quality. It seems so apropos that he came to know Christ through the wonders of Our Creator’s world and man’s struggle to know, love and serve God. I not only want to read more by this 20th century social critic and prophet, I also want to read his biography.
I am currently listening to this Blackstone Audio book-on-tape and I can’t believe how good it is. If I had a paper copy of it, I’d stop the tape and start reading it and drop everything else. I also can’t find a paper — or hardback — copy of it. It rediscoveree a collection of his essays, sermons and talks read by Fredrick Davidson my favorite reader for BA. The back cover of the tape case calls him a 20th century mystic; he’s certainly a prophet. Muggeridge reminds me of shrewd and slightly cranky Chesterton.
But then come to reviscovered of it, shrewd also applies to G. However, I find Muggeridge easier to understand and follow than Chesterton–could just be me. Muggeridge has a deep dissatisfaction for prevailing moral values and shows precisely how and why they go contrary to who Jesus was and is.
If you can find a used copy somewhere, buy it! View all 6 comments. Jun 12, Jameson Cunningham rated it it was ok. A good example of a Christian outside of the institutional church having fun taking potshots at its warts and flaws, leading to Add a topping of overall crankiness and doomsday tone, and it doesn’t seem to age well. Jun 13, Gene rated it it was amazing. This is one of the few of my books that earns five stars with me.
I give it this rating not because I agree with all of Malcolm Muggeridge’s view of the Christian faith, but because he presents me with a helpful reminder that the pursuit of pleasure, the consumption of goods and services, these things deaden the soul and keep one from God. He so rightly emphasizes the need to know Jesus and to live the Gospel by dying to self so that one can truly live.
He reminded me of the preciousness of the This is one of the few of my books that earns five stars with me. He reminded me of the preciousness of the teachings of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. I know that in time I will feel the need to go to this book again, to be re-reminded of what is truly important in life.
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. The way he dismisses the importance of the historicity of the central gospel events of Christ’s death and resurrection is completely at odds with my perspective.
He also fails to enter any particular church, which to me seems less than what Christ would have. He feels unworthy to make any requests of God, though he believes in prayer in some sense. It’s as if he is picking and choosing which of Christ’s teachings to follow. Of some comfort to me was his view that the institutional church and Western civilization were likely to soon collapse – and that he was at peace about it.
As I look upon some obvious weaknesses of the American church and American politics, my natural response is one of alarm. I learned from him to feel that these destructive tendencies may be something God uses to truly purify and bless his followers. Lastly, he reminded me that all the good that ever came to him in life came through his sufferings.
May I anticipate that rather than appreciate it in retrospect.
Dec 30, Pierre Hulsebus rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a compilation of speeches, lectures, and writings. Because it is verbose,and very British, an audio book of this is an excellent way of experiencing it. He possesses the skill and whit of a proper English professor, and the whit of a Douglas Adams.
So hearing an aged Englishman will help you imagine being in one of his lecture halls as he delivers these messages. As such it does lack a story arc or a main thesis. Instead we are treated in the most delightful way to prose oh so eloquent.
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”.
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 of a loving God. These defenses of core principles being under assault by the popular culture of ego, sex, and the pursuits of power is as relevant today as it was at the dawning of the secular humanistic age, combined with the influence it is having on the Church as a whole.
Much of these come from the late 60’s where the concepts of free contraception, abortion on demand, Christian Marxism, or Christian Liberalism were first being debated. Apr 21, David rated it liked it Recommends it for: Review by Jeremy Rios sums up my feelings; I’d give it 3. I came to this book after reading MM’s two-volume autobiography c.
But perhaps his works on religion, written about the same time as his aut Review by Jeremy Rios sums up my feelings; I’d give it 3. But perhaps his works on religion, written about the same time as his autobiography, are really all one needs to know. May 17, Nathanael rated it it was ok. I wish more well-read sages from the 60s wrote books like this one. Back then people learned rhetoric in school and they read enough books to recognize their most influential authors.
Muggeridge is at his best when talking about his four: Bacon, Kierkegaard, Weil, and Tolstoy. More than that, he’s conversant with a host of thinkers with which he has quibbles. That is, until he takes up the important battles of the day. His day, the 60s. Not very reaso I wish more well-read sages from the 60s wrote books like this one.
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