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Tikkun (2012) 27 (4): 20–27.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Lawrence Swaim Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2012 T here is at the heart of Christianity a disturbing doctrine that has the uncanny ability to overwhelm cognition, and — when internalized by the believer — the ability to traumatize. I refer to the belief, held by most Christians, that Jesus...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (2): 52–55.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Marilyn Glaim Trauma Bond: An Inquiry into the Nature of Evil by Swaim Lawrence Psyche Books , 2013 Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2014 A s a child in a parochial school, I was required to memorize Exodus 20:5, in which God promises to visit the “iniquity of the fathers upon...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (4): 19.
Published: 01 November 2012
... violence discussed here by Lawrence Swaim, C. Kavin Rowe, and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (as well as by Gary Dorrien in his review on page 57 ) may be applicable to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, as well. If you are an NSP member or a subscriber to Tikkun , you can read an expanded version...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (2): 3–4.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2014 CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT THE CROSS I was sad when I read the Fall 2013 letter to the editor from Lawrence Swaim, who seemed to characterize Christianity in America, in fact all organized religion, by “the hijacking of mainstream Protestantism...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (4): 30–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2012 I n “the death of christianity,” Lawrence Swaim argues that the doctrine of substitutionary atonement “makes God out to be a vengeful, homicidal deity who can be satisfied only with the death of his son.” He eloquently...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (4): 28–29.
Published: 01 November 2012
...C. Kavin Rowe Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2012 I gnorance of major world religions comes in many forms today, but Lawrence Swaim’s particular version is still stunning. It is almost as if Swaim skimmed pop or even comic books on Christian theology and early church history and fashioned...
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Published: 01 November 2012
Janet McKenzie Could Christianity survive without the cross? Lawrence Swaim calls on Christians to embrace a new central symbol such as a parent nurturing a child. In this painting, Epiphany , artist Janet McKenzie reimagines the story of the Magi. More
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (4): 3–4.
Published: 01 November 2013
... — Lawrence Swaim, Napa, CA Religion is successful when it inspires kindness, cultural literacy, and a passionate love of justice. It is successful when it influences compassionate behavior and life-affirming social advocacy. Theology, on the other hand, happens entirely in the imagination...
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Published: 01 November 2012
Creative Commons/Jacopo Bassano The New Testament brims with parables of generosity and kindness. Lawrence Swaim calls on fellow Christians to ground their faith in stories about Jesus’s life rather than his death. In this painting by Jacopo Bassano, Jesus brings forth a miraculous catch More