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Wendell Berry’s Jayber Crow: Christ Came to Found an Unorganized Religion

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http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1366&bih=596&tbm=isch&tbnid=Om8t3JicZQLrLM:&imgrefurl=http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8567.Wendell_Berry&docid=Xvw-eNQOfCzJpM&imgurl=http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1209652700p5/8567.jpg&w=200&h=209&ei=tSfyUM_HLpLlqAGbqoDoAg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=508&sig=113956447492363426067&page=1&tbnh=137&tbnw=140&start=0&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0,i:134&tx=97&ty=51I am, maybe, the ultimate Protestant, the man at the end of the Protestant road, for as I have read the Gospels over the years, the belief has grown in me that Christ did not come to found an organized religion but came instead to found an unorganized one. He seems to have come to carry religion out of the temple into the fields and sheep pastures, onto the roadsides and the banks of rivers, into the houses of sinners and publicans, into the town and the wilderness, toward the membership of all that is here.

Well, you can read and see what you think.

(Jayber Crow, Chapter 29)

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Written by kirkistan

January 13, 2013 at 5:00 am

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