The Shining Stranger: An Unorthodox Interpretation of Jesus and His Mission. Gerald Heard Preston Harold, intro.

The Shining Stranger: An Unorthodox Interpretation of Jesus and His Mission

New York: The Wayfarer Press, 1967. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Rare. Contains a card from publisher stating that the book was being sent at the request of the author. Used - Very Good/Fine. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine; some discoloration to edges and spine. Corners sharp. Binding tight and square. Text box clean, unmarked, lightly toned. Frontispiece B/W illustration (same as one on dust jacket). 16 x 24 cm. References. Index. 443 pp. / Good. Some wear to head/tail of spine. Light edgewear and toning. Spine is slightly faded. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #7152

The Shining Stranger is not a theological discourse that offers in modern dress the same answers to the mystery of Jesus that orthodox Christianity has offered in ever more obscure terms for over 2,000 years. Preston Harold takes as his premise that St. Paul's interpretation of Jesus as Messiah, and the miracles Jesus is reported to have worked, estrange the Christian in today's world. As fact is separated from theory and Jesus' own words are examined, a new answer to the mystery of Messiah takes shape, and the miracles are brought into new perspective.

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