The Church’s Seven Deadly Secrets: Identity Theft from Within

There is a strange silence in churches about biblical and theological scholarship. A huge knowledge gap exists between the pulpit and the pew. Consequently, many Christians cannot reconcile their belief system with modernity. Paul Jones explores seven secrets that jeopardize the nature and purpose of the church. These secrets, he asserts, must be exposed to restore the church to vigor and vitality.

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“Paul Jones is an excellent teacher, as this book makes clear. Readers will learn much that is important for the life of the church today.” — Marcus Borg, author of The Heart of Christianity

“A poignant critique of caricatures of the gospel and church that operate both inside of the church and outside of it.” — Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

The Church’s Seven Deadly Secrets offers thoughtful laypersons and pastors, as well as college students, a theological and historical context for engaging the basic doctrines, traditions and practices of the Christian church.” — A. Guy Waldrop, Director for the Council of Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church

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