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The real name of the popular author of children's books, Dr. Seuss, was Theodor Seuss Geisel (read more)
This path defined the sixties generation and Lennon was an archetype of that decade and the next. The psychedelics and meditation of the 1960s did not satisfy him, nor did psychotherapy, politics, or drugs and alcohol in the 1970s. He left his wife Cynthia for Yoko Ono, a Japanese avant-garde artist, with whom he worked for peace and then, exhausted by his struggle for a U.S. green card, settled down as a family man. His creativity waned and with this his power to shape culture.
Lennon had one son, Julian, with his first wife, Cynthia; and another, Sean, by second wife, Yoko Ono. John Lennon was murdered in New York City on December 8, 1980, by a deranged fan.
In his extensive writing about religious pluralism, he argued that Christians are obliged to witness to their faith but he rejected the contention that God only saves those who openly acknowledge Jesus Christ as their savior. His writing challenged the church to re-engage with the wider society not only on issues of justice and to achieve global peace but to encourage wholesomeness, that which nourishes human life in all fields of endeavor, such as the creative arts, the media, science and technology. He challenged Christians to see the gospel as public, not private truth.