The Hidden Gospel

Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus

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Book Details

Pages

232 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

03/01/2001

ISBN

978-0-8356-0795-7

Publisher

Quest Books

Authors

    Neil Douglas-Klotz
  • Author Neil Douglas-Klotz

    Neil-Douglas-Klotz, PhD, is a world-renowned scholar in religious studies, spirituality, and psychology. He directs the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning and for many years was the co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion. Visit him at abwoon.org.

In two previous books, Neil Douglas-Klotz pioneered a radical new way of translating the words of Jesus—filtering them through the imagistic worldview of the Aramaic language which Jesus himself spoke. Seen through this lens, familiar sayings such as “Blessed are the meek” come into vibrant contemporary focus as “Healthy are those who have softened what is rigid within.”

In The Hidden Gospel, Douglas-Klotz employs this approach to decode the spiritual and prophetic messages hidden within key words and concepts in the sayings and stories of Jesus. We learn to our delight, for instance, that when Jesus spoke of “goodness” he used a word which in Aramaic means “ripe” and refers to actions which are in time and tune with the Sacred Unity of all life.

The Hidden Gospel aims to bridge the gap between the historical Jesus of the scholar and the Jesus of faith of Christian believers. It will appeal to everyone looking for an alternative spiritual vision of Jesus and his message.

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