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Thursday 20th July 2006

The Beatles' beliefs examined in new book by British Christian author Steve Turner

AUTHOR and British music journalist Steve Turner traces the history of the Beatles focusing on group members' search for meaning in a new book The Gospel According To The Beatles. The book is published in the US by Westminster John Knox Press. In the book Turner writes, "The gospel of the Beatles is not found in the conformity to any orthodox creed, especially the creeds of the Christian churches, but in their hunger for transcendence." However, included in the book is an account of correspondence between Lennon and American evangelist Oral Roberts, which includes Lennon's regret for his infamous "more popular than Jesus" comment. CR

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