The Third Jesus

The Third Jesus : The Christ We Cannot Ignore

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Who is Jesus Christ? In "The Third Jesus, " bestselling author and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra provides an answer to this question that is both a challenge to current systems of belief and a fresh perspective on what Jesus can teach us all, regardless of our religious background. There is not one Jesus, Chopra explains, but three.
First, there is the historical Jesus, the man who lived more than two thousand years ago and whose teachings are the foundation of Christian theology and thought. Next there is Jesus the Son of God, who has come to embody an institutional religion with specific dogma, a priesthood, and devout believers. And finally, there is the third Jesus, the cosmic Christ, the spiritual guide whose teaching embraces all humanity, not just the church built in his name. He speaks to the individual who wants to find God as a personal experience.
When we take Jesus literally, we are faced with the impossible. How can we truly "love thy neighbor as thyself"? But when we see the exhortations of Jesus as invitations to join him on a higher spiritual plane, his words suddenly make sense. In this way Jesus can be seen for the universal teacher he truly is-someone whose teachings can embrace and be embraced by all of us.
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  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 147.32 x 30.48mm | 113.4g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0739354256
  • 9780739354254
  • 2,279,777

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Named One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2008 by "Spirituality & Practice""
""[Promotes] an interspirituality for the twenty-first century that tears down the walls between East and West and reveals how all the world's religions encourage the practice of transformation."
--"Spirituality & Practice"
"In this book, Deepak Chopra proposes a Copernican revolution in our understanding of Christianity by replacing the theological version of the holy trinity with the triptych of Jesus as possessing a human, an institutional and a mystical dimension. By emphasizing the mystical dimension and identifying Jesus as a spiritual revolutionary, he invites Christianity to perform yet another miracle in his name- that of transforming the world once again."
--Arvind Sharma, Birks Professor of Comparative Religion, Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University
"The hardest thing to see is what is hidden in plain sight. After 20 centuries of doctrine and dogma we have nearly lost sight of the Jesus who was a wandering teacher of mystical truths. In his imaginative reconstruction of the inner meaning of the gospels, Deepak Chopra reminds us of "The Third Jesus," the enlightened master of God-consciousness. It will disturb the minds of the orthodox, and delight the spirits of mystics and progressive Christians."
--Sam Keen, Philosopher and Author, "Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds"
"An insightful and clarifying glimpse into the life of one of the most radical spiritual teachers the world has known. Chopra gives us the gift of knowing that we may walk in the enlightened footsteps of our brother, Jesus the Christ."
--Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder Agape International Spiritual Center and author of "Inspirations of the Heart," "40 Day Mind Fast Soul Feas"t, "A Manifesto of Peace
""In "The Third Jesus" Deepak Chopra unfolds for us the spirit of Jesus and with a reverence that is at once simple and profound makes his
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About M D Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra’s books have become international bestsellers. Dr. Chopra is founder of The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. Visit his website at www.chopra.com.
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