Description - The Gospel Of The Second Coming by Peter Gandy
At last the long awaited sequel to the Bible has arrived. Gnostic scholars Freke and Gandy present a post-modern gospel for the 21st century, which is a profoundly satirical parable about the journey to self-knowledge.
Jesus is back, but this time with a zany sense of humour, and he wants to set the record straight. He wants to prove that Freke and Gandy's controversial theory about the origins of Christianity is right. So he sets out to convince his disciples that he's really not an historical figure, but rather a character in an allegorical myth, which encodes ancient spiritual teachings.
Jesus doesn't really exist, because he's a character in a story in the mind of the author. And this is important because the deep message Jesus has returned to reveal is that the reader doesn't really exists either. Life is like a story and we all exist as characters in the mind of the Author of All.
The Gospel of the Second Coming is a life-out-loud book which irreverently explores the deep message of Gnostic Christianity. It presents a vision of the original teachings of Christianity that some will find offensive, but other totally life-affirming. As Jesus says himself in the text: "Death is coming. Life is foreplay."
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Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 154mm x 14mm)
Hay House Inc
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Author Biography - Peter Gandy
Tim Freke has an honours degree in philosophy and is an internationally respected authority on world mysticism. His previous books include The Jesus Mysteries and Jesus and the Goddess, which inspired Dan Brown. He has been featured in numerous TV and radio documentaries. He lectures and leads seminars in the US and UK. Peter Gandy has an MA in classical civilization and is an international authority on the ancient pagan mysteries and early Christianity.