“The figure of Jesus always touched me” Leonard Cohen On Christian Precepts

The figure of Jesus always touched me, and still does. Love your enemy. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth. These views were not foreign to the Jewish education I’d had, but I felt they were a radical refinement of certain principles.


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From Leonard Cohen: Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Poet of Brokenness by Mikal Gilmore (Rolling Stone: 30 November 2016). Photo by Indiana Caba.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Dec 1, 2016.

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