Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?
Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World
Brian D. McLaren
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When four religious leaders walk across the road, it's not the beginning of a joke. It's the start of one of the most important conversations in today's world.
Can you be a committed Christian without having to condemn or convert people of other faiths? Is it possible to affirm other religious traditions without watering down your own?
In his most important book yet, widely acclaimed author and speaker Brian McLaren proposes a new faith alternative, one built on "benevolence and solidarity rather than rivalry and hostility." This way of being Christian is strong but doesn't strong-arm anyone, going beyond mere tolerance to vigorous hospitality toward, interest in, and collaboration with the other.
Blending history, narrative, and brilliant insight, McLaren shows readers step-by-step how to reclaim this strong-benevolent faith, challenging us to stop creating barriers in the name of God and learn how affirming other religions can strengthen our commitment to our own. And in doing so, he invites Christians to become more Christ-like than ever before.
From Publishers Weekly
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What does following christ look like in a multi-faith world? is it possible retain a strong christian identity without resorting to hostility against people of other faiths? If the core of Christ's teaching is love, why has "Christianity" been plagued by seemingly just as many atrocities as other religions throughout its 2000 year history? Every person interested thinking through these questions NEEDS to read this book. That is to say, every person who claims to be interested in following Christ should read this book.