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    1. I have to say – his story is one which I hope I can say I have

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  1. Thanks for the nice review. I wondered when I accepted the book for publication how the Seventh-day Adventist background would read to those without that particular experience. I think there are parallels to many other traditions.

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    1. Henry, I believe you are correct. While the doctrines may not be the same, I come from an extremely sectarian, um, sect. Reading Weiss was a prophetic touch to my own life at the moment.

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  2. thomas

    Fascinating . . . I came across this blog/review on Weiss’s book through an article in Spectrum magazine – a sort of semi-liberal SDA magazine – which led me all over the net to (finally) La Sierra University and the dispute over the teaching of evolution there. I think Weiss gave a lecture there or somewhere else in the SDA community.
    What attracts me to Weiss’s book is that I have almost stumbled along the same path as him. I was an SDA of long standing – 32 years; 11 of those years as a missionary – and then finally away from the church after revisiting Schweitzer after some thirty-five years. And then of course Bultmann, Borg, NT Wright, Geza Vermes, Meier, Sanders, Crossan and the rest of the motley – or should I say scholarly crowd of historical Jesus scholars.
    I am still on a journey, Jesus is still paramount in my life although I no longer look on Him as being either God, risen from the dead or having been born of a virgin. But priceless He still is. But as a former SDA I still treasure and cherish those first words found in Genesis “In the beginning God . . .”. And I do cherish my SDA heritage – often popping in to various SDA websites to see how my once beloved church is functioning these days – and somehow hoping that they will emerge fully from the closet of fundamentalism.
    To summarise – thanks so much for the review Joel – I have ordered the book and look forward to reading it. And thank you so much for your interesting blog – I shall be looking in periodically.
    Good luck with your studies too. I took NT101 with University of Gloucestershire a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy your studies like I did.

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    1. Thanks, Thomas. It is a great book and one which I am still focusing on.

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