In Search of the Loving God - Table of Contents

Part 1
Remembering - Ancient Inspiration and Medieval Abuse

. 1. Seeking a Direction. 15
. 2. Ancient Israel - the Seeds of Christianity. 19
. 3. The Pharisees, the Essenes and Jesus. 38
. 4. The Mystery-Shrouded Life of Jesus. 50
. 5. Jesusí Teachings - Living in the Kingdom of Heaven . 77
. 6. The Example of the Early Church. 90
. 7. The Church Becomes Mistress of the State 105
. 8. Doctrinal Bickering - Preparing the way for Islam 115
. 9. Power Games of the Western Church 125
10. The Church is Brought under Control 152
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Part 2
Healing - Original Christianity at Last
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11. Confidence in the Bible 171
12. Free Will or Fundamentalism 199
13. Money Changers in the Temple 210
14. Playing God - Science, Progress, and Fundamentalism 226
15. Defaming the Name of God - Eternal Hell 236
16. Answering the Dilemmas - Reincarnation and Salvation 251
17. A New Age of Miracles - the Power of Love 273
18. One Shepherd, One Flock - Approaching Other Religions 291
19. The End of Worldliness, and the Return of Jesus 312
20. Meditation - Coming to Personally Know God 333
Notes and Citations 349
Bibliography and Recommended Reading 370
Index 375

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