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The Coming of the Millennium: Good News for the Whole Human Race [Paperback]

By Darrell J. Fasching (Author)
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Throughout the last two millennia Christianity understood its divinely mandated mission to be "to conquer the world for Christ." Too often this proclamation led Christians to imagine that their goal must be the elimination of all non-Christians from the world through conversion or, when that fails, through coercion and violence (e.g., the Inquisition, the Crusades, anti-Semitic persecution, Western colonialism, etc.). At the beginning of the third millennium and an age of global diversity, Darrell J. Fasching argues that it is time for Christians to reject this view of their mission, along with the trail of prejudice and violence it has created, and replace militaristic metaphors of conquest with the biblical message of hospitality to the stranger. When we welcome the stranger, according to biblical teachings, we welcome God (Genesis 18:1-5), the Messiah (Matthew 25:35), or an angel of God (Hebrews 13:2). Fasching takes us on a journey through the stories of the Bible to show that diversity is God's covenant intention for humanity. Consequently, the mission of Christians must not be to convert or eliminate non-Christians but rather to welcome them as strangers, for a world without strangers is a world without God.

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Studio: IUniverse
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   0.36 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2000
Publisher   Authors Choice Press
ISBN  0595168507  
ISBN13  9780595168507  

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Darrell J. Fasching is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida where he has previously served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and as Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. He is the author of Narrative Theology After Auschwitz: From Alienation to Ethics (1992), The Ethical Challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima (1993) and The Coming of the Millennium (1996).

Dell deChant is Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Religious Studies at the University of South Florida where he has taught since 1996. He is the Editor of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Metaphysical Religions.

Darrell J. Fasching currently resides in Tampa, in the state of Florida. Darrell J. Fasching was born in 1944 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of South Florida University of South Florida, USA Universit.

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Very liberal interpretation of Christianity.  Mar 25, 2008
I took Dr. Fasching's Summer 2007 class entitled "Life After Death," and this was one of the books that we had to read for extra credit. It was honestly an informative and well-written book. However, Dr. Fasching's view of Christianity is very liberal -- almost too liberal. I respect his view of Christianity and his own faith, but I must say that his views represent a very silent, minuscule minority of Christians. It was almost painful to hear how liberally Christianity was interpreted, and at times I found it unbelievable to accept that the Bible "welcomes" non-Christians as not only strangers but as God's own. Sure, it's a nice thought, to think that the Christian God is welcoming and all that, but I put little hope in the words of a book which tell us that the "lost" will be damned for eternity.

Regardless, it is also a somewhat refreshing viewpoint, and a well-deserved change from the all-too-familiar condemnatory Christianity. As much as I'd like to believe in his view of Christianity (I'm an atheist), his words just pale in comparison to the fiery rhetoric which has been perpetuated by the Evangelical Christians in America and other fundamentalists around the world. To me, organized religion has only one mission: to amass as many followers as possible, in an effort to eradicate individuality for the sake of a singular identity under a common belief system.

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