Books of the Century (Apr. 24)
Picking only 100 had to be a daunting, if not near impossible, feat. Nevertheless, I am surprised by the omission of Rudolf Bultmann's Kerygma and Myth. Love it or hate it, the book shaped debate for decades. Also, its inclusion is necessitated if just for the one quote: "It is impossible to use electric light and the wireless and to avail ourselves of modern medical and surgical discoveries, and at the same time to believe in the New Testament world of spirits and miracles." The quaintness of that quote is priceless.
Robert PosticI just don't see how Dallas Willard's Divine Conspiracy could have been left off the list.
Phil FrankI would liked to have seen Eugene H. Peterson's A Long Obedience In The Same Direction included in your list of the best religious books of the last century. Reading the list reminds me that I still have a lot of important reading to do. I must be more selective.
I too was born on Easter and it occurred again when I was 11, and not again till I'm 71, I thought this was strange, but your article help some in understanding,
I wish to commend Philip Yancey on his thoughtful observations concerning Christianity and our role as children of God. I felt a certain revulsion to the church for many years due to much of the hypocrisy within the walls of my childhood church. I still felt drawn to Jesus yet I often despised Christians as being holier-than-thous who looked down on the different. The more I have learned about God and his relationship to us the more I realize just how ignorant I am especially in my self righteous attitude concerning others. Philip Yancey has done a great service ...1
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