Monday, September 12, 2005

Hologram Jesus

I'm working through A Generous Orthodoxy by MClaren and just finished the chapter called The Seven Jesuses I Have Known. In that chapter he talks about how he was introduced to Christ through seven different branches of the church. He points out the differences between the perspectives, noting their strengths and weaknesses. He suggests that the best picture/understanding of Christ is one that takes into account all of them.

He says, "Up until recent decades, each tribe felt it had to uphold one image of Jesus and undermine some or all of the others. What if, instead, we saw these various emphases as partial projections that together can create a hologram: a richer, multidimensional vision of Jesus?"

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