is there a god?, is jesus christ god?, is the bible history or myth? JESUS REDISCOVERED. By MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE. O that thou shouldst give dust a. In addition to being one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century, Malcolm Muggeridge is an authentic Christian mystic. Malcolm Muggeridge writes with clarity, humour and deep love, of his own efforts to let the light of Jesus shine before men. His “rediscovery” of Jesus is one of.

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However, I find Muggeridge easier to understand and follow than Chesterton–could just be me.

There are a Probably fairly radical in its day, this book now seems long-winded and – in places – somewhat tedious. There appears to be a widening audience hungering for his sometimes cynical, yet always insightful opinions. It’s mainly transcripts of talks he rediscocered in various church or college settings in the s.

Jesus Rediscovered By Malcolm Muggeridge: Contents

A daddy-long-legs struggling to climb out of a bath, or a mole diligently throwing up his heap of useless earth – so the artificer of words. Muggeridge is at his best when talking about his four: Without having a copy of the text in front of me to go ,alcolm and check, I can’t say with certainty these discrepancies were even significant.

He knew, of mesus, that if his Messianic role were to be bruited abroad the danger would arise of his becoming the focus of some sort of insurrection, which would falsify the whole purpose of his ministry. I admit, this is not what I was expecting from this book, given its title. As I look upon some obvious weaknesses of the American church and American politics, my natural response is one of alarm. Joe rated it liked it Jan 04, I must say I cannot follow the old style of penning down thoughts very well.

Peter is only one of the disciples whose character emerges clearly and strongly; the others are somewhat dim figures who in the Gospel narratives do and say little that distinguishes them from one another. And how mysteriously they come and go!

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Just because of the clearer delineation of his character, he is always the easiest to pick out in group paintings of the disciples; for instance, in Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Suddenly, everything seems clearly related to everything else; the harmony perfect, then as suddenly lost. There are a few gems, so I’m glad I did eventually finish it; the interview with the author in the final section is quite revealing and makes good reading.

As they leaned from a window overlooking the courtyard of the house in which they were staying, their conversation turned on what the eternal life of the saints would be like, ma,colm life which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no reediscovered heart conceived’, and they concluded that no bodily pleasure, however delectable and lustrous in earthly terms, was worthy of comparison, or even mention, beside the happiness muggeriddge the life of the saints.


Paul Van Stelle rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Jun 19, booklady rated it it was amazing Recommended to booklady by: Though I did not always agree with his beliefs. Jesus spoke, but he also healed. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

He so rightly emphasizes the need to know Jesus and to live the Gospel by dying to self so that one can truly live. Review by Jeremy Rios sums up my feelings; I’d give it 3. As each chapter is a stand-alone entity, there is some overlap and even a few contradictions which can most likely be attributed to the author’s developing beliefs. Also, the closing essay is a lengthy interview with Roy Trevivian which is worth the price of the maalcolm.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. At the Transfiguration, when the glory was upon Jesus, the luminosity was too much for the three disciples with him, and they had to shut their eyes. To abate any possible ardor in this direction among the disciples, he broke it to them that he would shortly go to Jerusalem, and that there he would suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Some of uesus best things in the book are those which are previously unpublished ten of the twenty-three piecessuch as the title essay and “”Four Sermons”” Where spontaneity, an unusual point of view, and sprightliness of style show the author at his most enjoyable.

This strongly suggests that the experience itself is related to some permanent, continuing element in human life which in a mystical state is clearly perceived, but only vaguely and occasionally glimpsed amidst the ordinary preoccupations of earthly living. I give it this rating not because I agree with all of Malcolm Muggeridge’s view of the Christian faith, but because he presents me with a helpful reminder that the pursuit of pleasure, the consumption of goods and services, these things deaden the soul and keep one from God.

The two went together; they were the equipoise between loving God and loving one’s neighbor – the two duties into which Jesus resolved all that the Law laid down and the prophets had proclaimed. There was a problem adding your email address. Most of the speeches, essays, etc. Stretch or contract me, thy poore debtor: Stretching a ‘crumme of dust from heav’n to hell’: Yes marriage marvelous means ment mind monasticism monks moral mystery never notion Nunraw one’s particular Pascal passion person poor prayer preach pursuit realized Roman Roman Catholic Church Sea of Galilee seems sense sensual sexual shining sick society sort soul spirit Stanford-le-Hope sublime band suppose sure television thing thought tian tion Tolstoy true truth turn understand universe words.


Jesus never for one moment forgot our human need for bodies and minds in working order; for eyes that truly see and ears that truly hear. He feels unworthy to make any requests of God, though he believes in prayer in some sense. Taken separately, these chapters don’t seem to form a picture of a ‘rediscovered Jesus’. This is one of the few of my books that earns five stars with me. It is for fools like me, the poor of this world, rather than for the king.

Art not thou also one of his disciples? Muggeriidge perhaps his works on religion, written about the same time as his autobiography, are really all one needs to know. I wish more well-read sages from the 60s wrote books like this one. No trivia or quizzes yet. JR is a hodgepodge collection of newspaper rediscoveed, speeches, interviews and broadcasts by the author and collected under one title. Experiencing these brief ecstasies, so long watched and waited for, and passing so quickly, is like sitting through a dull concert because at some point there will be a movement, or maybe just a few chords, so sublime that the roof mugegridge the walls of the concert-hall will dissolved, the orchestra and their instruments and the prancing conductor with his baton disappear, leaving one alone in a universe overflowing with the music of life itself, its generality and its particularity merged into a oneness, eternal breakers beating against the shores of Time.

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If Jesus had publicly claimed to be Messiah, nothing could have stopped a useless flood tide of slaughter. According to the Fourth Gospel, after the miracle of the loaves and fishes the excitement of the crowd was so great, and their conviction so strong that Jesus was indeed the prophet whose imminent mugberidge into the world had been prophesied and was not eagerly awaited, that Jesus feared he might be taken by force and proclaimed a king.

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