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The Code of Christ is Gerald Heard's sequel to The Creed of Christ. In this volume Heard emphasizes how, Christianity is in essence a way of life for us to live. That way of life is systematically presented in the Beatitudes, which contain, a message needing decoding. Heard authoritatively decodes this central message of Christ: The world exists for man to achieve union with God. The universe and life are the means whereby souls achieve Enlightenment and Liberation.
Once enlightenment is achieved, the perfected soulturns back and stands incandescent with compassion, to light others on their way home. The Code of Christ is essential reading for those desiring a deeper understanding of Christ's message. Gerald Heard's thoughtful musings skillfully expound the mystical truths of Christianity.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 5.09" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1556351739 ISBN13 9781556351730
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More About Gerald Heard
Gerald Heard was a well-known British polymath in the second quarter of the 20th century. He began his career as science commentator for the BBC, and H. G. Wells was widely quoted as saying that he was the only one he bothered to listen to on the wireless. From there he went on to write the most successful detective story of the day, A Taste for Honey, which sold over half a million copies, an astronomical number in those days. Thirty more books followed including Pain, Sex and Time, The Ascent of Humanity, and The Social Substance of Religion.
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THE CODE OF CHRIST Feb 5, 2008
Here are several brief reviews of THE CODE OF CHRIST:
The Friend "This interpretation of the Beatitudes is a sequel to Mr. Heard's interpretation of the Lord's Prayer in The Creed of Christ. The book is remarkable for its spiritual insight and is an outstanding contribution to the Literature of Practical Mysticism."
Paul D. Leedy in The Expositor "The book shows on every page the marks of a scholarly mind that has viewed the Beatitudes with a sense of profound reverence. Here is a keenly consecrated intellect that has done the church a great service by interpreting the basic axioms of the Gospel anew."
Lewis H. Chrisman in The Christian Advocate "Thought-provoking, dynamic and challenging."
Dr. (Hon.) Rhea A. White "The Code of Christ is about the pathway to lasting happiness. Gerald Heard's presentation and interpretation of the Beatitudes outdistances by far many traditional interpretations. His learned insights help one to climb from within the rungs of the spiritual ladder."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "This book will give to the reader, be he teacher, minister or layman, a clearer insight into the meaning of each of the Beatitudes, and better still it systemizes clearly the thought and purpose of the Christ in this teaching."
The Churchman "This is a carefully and thoroughly thought-through study. It is closely written and shows the author to be a man with a well stocked mind."
Cincinnati Enquirer "A fresh and vigorous interpretation of the Beatitudes."
Elsie Oakes Barber in The Christian Leader "Provocative good thinking and good reading."