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On the Prospects of Christianity Bernard Shaw's Preface to Androcles and the Lion

By Bernard Shaw
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  • PREFACE TO ANDROCLES AND THE LION:
  • ON THE PROSPECTS OF CHRISTIANITY
    • 1912
  • PREFACE ON THE PROSPECTS OF CHRISTIANITY
    • WHY NOT GIVE CHRISTIANITY A TRIAL?
    • WHY JESUS MORE THAN ANOTHER?
    • WAS JESUS A COWARD?
    • WAS JESUS A MARTYR?
    • THE GOSPELS WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
    • THE GOSPELS NOW UNINTELLIGIBLE TO NOVICES.
    • WORLDLINESS OF THE MAJORITY.
    • RELIGION OF THE MINORITY. SALVATIONISM.
    • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ATONEMENT AND PUNISHMENT
    • SALVATION AT FIRST A CLASS PRIVILEGE; AND THE REMEDY
    • RETROSPECTIVE ATONEMENT, AND THE EXPECTATION OF THE REDEEMER
    • COMPLETION OF THE SCHEME BY LUTHER AND CALVIN
    • JOHN BARLEYCORN
    • LOOKING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
    • THE HONOR OF DIVINE PARENTAGE
    • MATTHEW.
    • THE ANNUNCIATION: THE MASSACRE: THE FLIGHT
    • JOHN THE BAPTIST
    • JESUS JOINS THE BAPTISTS
    • THE SAVAGE JOHN AND THE CIVILIZED JESUS
    • JESUS NOT A PROSLETYST
    • THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS.
    • THE MIRACLES
    • MATTHEW IMPUTES DIGNITY TO JESUS.
    • THE GREAT CHANGE.
    • JERUSALEM AND THE MYSTICAL SACRIFICE.
    • NOT THIS MAN BUT BARRABAS
    • THE RESURRECTION.
    • DATE OF MATTHEW'S NARRATIVE.
    • CLASS TYPE OF MATTHEW'S JESUS
    • MARK.
    • THE WOMEN DISCIPLES AND THE ASCENSION.
    • LUKE.
    • LUKE THE LITERARY ARTIST.
    • THE CHARM OF LUKE'S NARRATIVE.
    • THE TOUCH OF PARISIAN ROMANCE.
    • WAITING FOR THE MESSIAH.
    • JOHN.
    • A NEW STORY AND A NEW CHARACTER.
    • JOHN THE IMMORTAL EYEWITNESS.
    • THE PECULIAR THEOLOGY OF JESUS.
    • JOHN AGREED AS TO THE TRIAL AND CRUCIFIXION.
    • CREDIBILITY OF THE GOSPELS.
    • FASHIONS OF BELIEF.
    • CREDIBILITY AND TRUTH.
    • CHRISTIAN ICONOLATRY AND THE PERILS OF THE ICONOCLAST.
    • THE ALTERNATIVE TO BARRABAS.
    • THE REDUCTION TO MODERN PRACTICE OF CHRISTIANITY.
    • MODERN COMMUNISM.
    • REDISTRIBUTION.
    • SHALL HE WHO MAKES, OWN.
    • LABOR TIME.
    • THE DREAM OF DISTRIBUTION ACCORDING TO MERIT.
    • VITAL DISTRIBUTION.
    • EQUAL DISTRIBUTION.
    • THE CAPTAIN AND THE CABIN BOY.
    • THE POLITICAL AND BIOLOGICAL OBJECTIONS TO INEQUALITY.
    • JESUS AS ECONOMIST.
    • JESUS AS BIOLOGIST.
    • MONEY THE MIDWIFE OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNISM.
    • JUDGE NOT.
    • LIMITS TO FREE WILL.
    • JESUS ON MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY.
    • WHY JESUS DID NOT MARRY.
    • INCONSISTENCY OF THE SEX INSTINCT.
    • FOR BETTER OR WORSE.
    • THE CASE FOR MARRIAGE.
    • CELIBACY NO REMEDY.
    • AFTER THE CRUCIFIXION.
    • THE VINDICTIVE MIRACLES AND THE STONING OF STEPHEN.
    • PAUL.
    • THE CONFUSION OF CHRISTENDOM.
    • THE SECRET OF PAUL'S SUCCESS.
    • PAUL'S QUALITIES
    • THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.
    • THE CONTROVERSIES ON BAPTISM AND TRANSUBSTANTIATION.
    • THE ALTERNATIVE CHRISTS.
    • CREDULITY NO CRITERION.
    • BELIEF IN PERSONAL IMMORTALITY NO CRITERION.
    • THE SECULAR VIEW NATURAL, NOT RATIONAL, THEREFORE INEVITABLE.
    • "THE HIGHER CRITICISM."
    • THE PERILS OF SALVATIONISM.
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF HELL IN THE SALVATION SCHEME.
    • THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ATONEMENT.
    • THE TEACHING OF CHRISTIANITY.
    • CHRISTIANITY AND THE EMPIRE.
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