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The Culture of God: The Syrian Jesus - reading the divine mind, sailing into the divine heart

Nadim Nassar

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Christian life & practice

A fresh look at how understanding Jesus in his Middle-Eastern context transforms our understanding of God.

Father Nadim Nassar is the Church of England's only Syrian priest, and an outspoken advocate for western Christians to recognise their Middle-Eastern heritage.

In The Culture of God, his first book, Father Nadim argues that there are three cultures Christians need to understand when they read the Bible: the culture of the Bible itself, their own culture, and finally 'the culture of God'. Ultimately it was Jesus who had direct access to the culture of God; and so we need to begin by understanding Jesus in his own first-century Middle Eastern culture.

This fresh and provocative book, passionately argued, is an unfolding of what Father Nadim sees as the culture of God and how, when we understand it, it transforms our understanding of our faith.

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