By Jeff Chu
Does Jesus fairly Love Me?: A homosexual Christian's Pilgrimage looking for God in America is an element memoir and half investigative research that explores the explosive and complicated intersection of religion, politics, and sexuality in Christian America.
The quest to discover a solution is on the middle of Does Jesus quite Love Me?—a own trip of trust, an research, and a portrait of a religion and a country at odds by way of award-winning reporter Jeff Chu.
From Brooklyn to Nashville to California, from Westboro Baptist Church and their “God Hates Fags” protest symptoms, to the pioneering Episcopalian bishop Mary Glasspool—who pronounces a message of liberation and divine love, Chu captures religious snapshots of Christian the United States at a striking second, while tensions among each side within the tradition wars have infrequently been higher.
Funny and heartbreaking, complicated and clever, Does Jesus relatively Love Me? is an highbrow, emotional, and non secular pilgrimage that unearths a kingdom in crisis.
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Spinoza in der Fr¨uhzeit seiner religi¨osen Wirkung (Heidelberg, ), pp. –; W. van Bunge and W. ), Disguised and Overt Spinozism around (Leiden, ); W. van Bunge, ‘On the Early Dutch Reception of the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus’, Studia Spinozana (), –. Religious toleration in the United Provinces contrasted strongly with what were after all moderate forms of toleration propagated by John Locke or even Pierre Bayle. Because of this it constituted a formidable threat to the Christian order.
Willem Frijhoff towards a ‘confessionalisation’ which had proved its worth in neighbouring countries. The organic link between religious toleration and commercial prosperity was established as early as in Les D´elices de la Hollande printed fifteen times between and , not to mention translations – by Jean-Nicolas de Parival from Lorraine, a master of languages, settled in Leiden. Praise for the ‘Dutch model’ was then chiefly used to criticise intolerance at home and to offer an alternative which seemed to have proved its worth in Holland.
These images H. M´echoulan, Amsterdam au temps de Spinoza: argent et libert´e (Paris, ). These characteristics are put forward in: Frijhoff and Spies, : Bevochten eendracht. Willem Frijhoff overlapped and succeeded one another, while at the same time occasionally contradicting one other. To understand their meaning and impact, we must look back at their evolution. In the Seventeen Provinces which since constituted the BurgundianHabsburg territory of the Low Countries split into two, forming the southern Union of Arras faithful to the sovereign ( January ) and in the north that of Utrecht ( January ) which abjured the king on July .
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chu