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excellent

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Reviewed: 18-12-2020

well recommended, perhaps leans a little to heavy on textual criticism, but worth the listen for some great insights.

points over explained

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Reviewed: 05-06-2020

there are some interesting points in this book, but overall the same points are over stated again and again in each chapter. this book could be summarised in one chapter; The church is a group of people that ought to diciple nations and do good works and influence their work place and community. There are some bad hermenutics used in order to put across his point. overall, the author has a heart for God and is a gifted evangelist, but it feels as though the book is a little redundant and might of been more controversial 20 years ago.

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Reviewed: 05-02-2020

overall these are interesting lectures. The lecturer does state initially that she is not a theologian, but does make a number of theological assertions. Whilst everyone has a bias and complete objectivity is impossible. it is clear that Dr Magness does not beleive in the deity of Jesus, sometimes stating the difference between the "historical Jesus" and the "mythical Jesus". Having said that Dr Magness does a fine job in her field of expertise. great for expanding your knowledge on the new and old testament especially the 2nd Temple period.

interesting

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Reviewed: 04-11-2018

I enjoyed this book, and some of points that Haidt makes are fascinating, although many of his assumptions are built on the faulty view of evolution. He tends to make many claims without backing them up. For example even attempting to know how things might have been like 50 thousand years ago let alone 1 million years ago has no grounding in actual science and only vague theory. we can't even establish certain truth in historical events that happened 2000 years let alone 50 thousand. having said that , his best insights are from observations of todays culture and the growing divide in politics. He is a man from the left of the political divide yet has the ability to see the flaws of the left and how they seem to act more upon emotion rather than rational. Overall worth a listen

very poor

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Reviewed: 10-05-2018

This book is full of contradictory arguments. arguing for morality and ethics from an extremely bias and hatred towards religion. This man thinks humanism is the answer to utopia but it is now and will be the most muderous philosophy known to mankind

thought provoking

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Reviewed: 03-05-2017

well worth a listen always good to understand more about history and the culture that surrounds the scriptures

great book

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Reviewed: 20-04-2017

well worth listening to if you take the bible seriously and want to challenge your western thinking

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great story

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Reviewed: 02-01-2017

must read, excellent scope on the nature of prideful and sinful man in possession of power

good book

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Reviewed: 17-11-2016

a little slow to start relatable characters also good character development ended very well. recommended

the beginning was the best

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Reviewed: 21-10-2016

the book started off well in regards to augustines story and how he came to know the Lord, but the latter half of the book went for to intellectual in my personal view