THE CHRIST OF THE INDIAN ROAD. Hardcover – 1927
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. no dw, 1927, 254pp
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There are certainly those who will critique Jones for a lack of theological rigor. And, at times, he seems to give non-Christian religions (most often Hinduism and occasionally Islam) a free pass, offering no critique and almost suggesting that their understanding of God simply needs a little dose of Jesus to be fully on track. I personally wonder whether this lack of any theological parameters does not run in opposition to some of Jesus' own statements. And Jones' almost obsessive optimism that Jesus was taking India and its religious heritage by storm is betrayed by our perspective many decades later that India has not been completely overwhelmed by a groundswell of Jesus.
With these critiques aside, I am so thankful to Jones for helping me to understand what its looks like to decontextualize Jesus from my own cultural assumptions and start to recontextualize Jesus in another culture. The love that Jones has for Jesus is described in such beautiful and inspiring words that I could not help but to be moved. His joint passion for Christ and for India provides a winsome example for any of else who want to share Jesus with others, and I was quickly drawn to this Christ of the Indian Road. Thanks to Jones, I am now especially aware that we have the opportunity to truly celebrate the unity of our diversity, serving and worshipping the Christ of every cultural road, knowing that He connects with us uniquely within the confines of our respective cultures, but also knowing that He is but one Christ, the one whose path we all are blessed to follow.
with Jesus the Christ or who wants to know what having a
truly committed heart for Him is, will want to read this book.
It is very obvious that E.S. Jones was Totally inspired by
the Holy Spirit to write this book. In the most gracious
manner possible, E. Stanley Jones teaches that, as followers of Christ, our Only purpose is to bring Him to others. Not imply or outright tell people they have to know Jesus like everyone else. That No Matter where we live, we are all individuals in Christ collectively comprising the entire body of Christ. Mr. Jone's realizations could Only come from a heart that is Truly aimed toward and seeking the Son of Man.