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Elisa Giordano November 29, 2006 Position Paper Kenneth Leong: The Zen Teachings of Jesus Could you imagine someone saying that they did not know who Jesus was? Many people all over the world know at least a little of who Jesus was. But is it the Jesus that we really know or is it the Jesus we are told to know? In the book The Zen Teachings of Jesus , the author, Kenneth Leong, argues that most of us do not see or know the ‘real’ Jesus. In this paper, I wish to look at Leong’s ideas about Jesus and how to read about him. His main point is that we must discard any preconceived notions about Jesus in order to look at him with an unbiased eye. Leong also states that we should read the words of the Bible with a little bit of humor, and not too seriously. We will look an emptying our minds and using a sense of humor in the idea of Zen. As a personal background, I grew up Lutheran and attended a Catholic High School. I know what it is like to be told to think a certain way. That is why I agree with Leong when he says that we must clear our mind before we read the teachings of Jesus. Growing up in the Lutheran Church, I knew only what I was told. I did not have the personal opportunity to find my
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