(NEWSADVANCE) — Leave it to Jan Linn to put a unique spin on the resurrection of Jesus.
After all, the former Lynchburg College chaplain has gained a national reputation as a theological maverick with his criticism of the religious right and his ever-evolving belief that the world is big enough to accommodate diverse expressions of faith.
Still, as he makes quite clear in his latest book, “A Different Jesus: A Christian Theology Big Enough for an Interfaith World,” Linn isn’t among those Christian thinkers who debunk the idea that Jesus was raised from the dead.
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“Something very profound occurred that affected his followers greatly,” said Linn, who will be signing copies of his book at Givens Bookstore from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 10. “It had to have been more than just believing in his ideas. I think there is more evidence out there to support the resurrection than to refute it.”
But here’s where Linn throws traditionalists a curve.