is there a god?, is jesus christ god?, is the bible history or myth? JESUS REDISCOVERED. By MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE. O that thou shouldst give dust a. In addition to being one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century, Malcolm Muggeridge is an authentic Christian mystic. Malcolm Muggeridge writes with clarity, humour and deep love, of his own efforts to let the light of Jesus shine before men. His “rediscovery” of Jesus is one of.

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Maria rated it liked it Jan 22, In other words, he was indubitably the Messiah, but one ‘whose reign was in the hearts of men, a Messiah who reigned from a Cross’.

Not very reaso I wish more well-read sages from the 60s wrote books like this one. No trivia or quizzes yet. This work covers his thoughts on the Christian religion.

Coming down from the mountain when it was all over, the reaction will have set in. Whenever he veers from his main themes, though, such as to explore the redisccovered and lives of literary figures, he gets back to his usual genius. Worthwhile introduction to an interesting by forgotten author.

JESUS REDISCOVERED by Malcolm Muggeridge | Kirkus Reviews

He witnessed the Ukranian famine and was the first western reporter to write truthfully about the resultant death and devestation. Chesterton of the latter twentieth century. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. Sad to say, but Muggeridge’s masterpiece wasn’t that interesting a read for me.

On this occasion, Jesus became so rapt that he was momentarily carried away into heavenly regions where he might commune more closely with God. Instead we are treated in the most delightful way to prose oh so eloquent. Hearing him speaking as though with some unseen presence, and seeing his face shining with ecstasy, and even his clothes glistening and luminous, the three disciples were overcome with awe, so that they fell on their faces and were afraid.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He was received into the Catholic Church in at age 79 along with his wife.

Of some comfort to me was his view that the institutional church and Western civilization were likely to soon collapse – and that he was at peace about it. There were some neat moments when he discussed the Blake’s visionary Christianity, but these Sad to say, but Muggeridge’s masterpiece wasn’t that interesting a read for me.


It was here in Egypt that Muggeridge’s career as a journalist rediscovereed in earnest, a life of writing that would include work for the Manchester GuardianCalcutta MubgeridgeEvening StandardDaily Telegraphand other newspapers. This was my first encounter with Muggeridge in and of himself, and I found rdiscovered to be a kindred spirit.

Muggeridge has a deep dissatisfaction for prevailing moral values and shows precisely how and why they go contrary to who Jesus was and is.


It’s as if he is picking and choosing which of Christ’s teachings to follow. They had accompanied Jesus up into a high mountain; like all mystics, he needed from time to time to withdraw from the world, as he had into the wilderness after his baptism by John the Baptist. To ask other uesus questions about Jesus Rediscoveredplease sign up. Apr 21, David rated it liked it Recommends it for: I was a stranger, and you took me in, and I was naked and you clothed me.

He possesses the skill and whit of a proper English professor, and the whit of a Douglas Adams.


View all 6 comments. In his latter years, Muggeridge expressed a growing concern about moral and ethical issues. At the Transfiguration, when the glory was upon Jesus, the luminosity was too much for the three disciples with him, and they had to shut their eyes. However, I find Muggeridge easier to understand and follow than Chesterton–could just be me. Though I did not always agree with his beliefs. I give it this rating not because I agree with all of Malcolm Muggeridge’s view of the Christian faith, but because he presents me with a helpful reminder that the pursuit of pleasure, the consumption of goods and services, these things deaden the soul and keep one from God.

Trivia About Jesus Rediscovered. It started out a little dry, but over all I liked it very much.

In the light of such a faith as rediscoveered, the troubles of the Church, its liturgical squabbles and contending theologies and Vatican Councils drowsing through interminable sessions, seem of little account. I am currently listening to this Blackstone Audio book-on-tape and I can’t believe how good it is. Muggeridge’s wit and style endeared him to many as he became a popular and controversial figure on radio and television.

The words of Jesus come alive, as no study or meditation could possibly make them, in the fulfillment in the most literal sense of Jesus’ behest to see in the suffering face of humanity his suffering face, and in their broken bodies, his. He is well-known as an author, journalist, media personality, and in his later years, a leading spokesman for Christianity. Another incident described mlacolm the Gospels, which Jesus particularly asked the three disciples who were present at it not to mention to anyone, at least until after his death and Resurrection, was what is called ‘the Transfiguration’.


Also, the closing essay is nuggeridge lengthy interview with Roy Trevivian which is worth the price of the book. When it was known that he would be in a particular place they poured in from every direction, sometimes coming long distances – the blind groping their way, the halt and the lame and the inform stumbling along as best they might, some carried on stretchers and iesus then the lepers, shunned by the others, with stumps for arms and lost noses and hobbling toeless feet.

This strongly suggests that the experience itself is related to some permanent, continuing element in human life which in a mystical state is clearly perceived, but only vaguely and occasionally reduscovered amidst the ordinary preoccupations of earthly living.

A British columnist and former advocate of muggerirge describes his discovery of Christianity. This book starts out with an Muggeridge is generally an enjoyable author, and being steeped in incredible literature such as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, George Herbert etc.

A high mountain, especially at dawn, offers a greater sense of isolation than even the desert of the high seas, and so is a favorite place for such withdrawals. His explication of the parables didn’t any new ideas and much of the rest of the book was dated. The main theme seen in this work is his disagreement with what today is called “Post Jrsus Christianity” jesu, as he tries to maintain his ardent pursuit of a “Simple Gospel”.

Please provide an email address. We bemoan the passing of a liturgy in which we never participated, of high virtues which we never practiced, of an obedience we never accorded and an orthodoxy we never accepted and often ridiculed.

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