The Hidden Realm of God presents a case for understanding the historical Jesus as a philosopher and healer. It explores the teachings of Jesus in comparison to popular 1rst century philosophies and 21rst century holistic health research.
The teachings of the historical Jesus discussed in this work are identified based on the work of New Testament history scholars. The teachings are arranged thematically to reveal the scope and primary ideas found in the words of the historical Jesus. Those primary ideas are related to recent scientific studies on effects of mental attitudes, meditation and other spiritual practices.
The relationship of Jesus' teachings to Cynic, Stoic, Pythagorean, and other philosophies is examined. There are also sections exploring the most probable biography of Jesus, based upon modern scholarship. The book reveals the sophistication of Jesus' philosophy and the humor found in his parables and sayings.
The Hidden Realm of God also provides ways to apply the basic healing ideas in Jesus' philosophy.
The author has been a minister for over 30 years and a professor of Church history, philosophy, and world religions for over 20 years. Through his extensive knowledge of biblical scholarship, spiritual practices, philosophy, and holistic health research, he brings a fresh perspective to the life and teachings of Jesus.