How The Son Of God Became A National Icon
Paperback ISBN: 0374529566
Traces the evolution of diverse images, interpretations, and appraisals of Jesus Christ throughout American culture, explaining how the unique mix of the secular and the sacred in contemporary America is expressed in the person of Jesus. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
And Jesus Said: a Conversation
A Collection of Channeled Sessions and Insight into His Last Incarnation
Paperback ISBN: 1886940312
This book is a series of question and answer sessions that the author had with the entity who was Jesus of Nazareth in his last incarnation on earth. During one of his daily meditation sessions in the mid-1980s, Henry Michaelson was contacted by Jesus and among the topics that discussed and presented in this book are: Why we feel disconnected from The Source, the meaning of karma, and the true meaning of the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Soul of Christ
Paperback ISBN: 0898708117
These meditations on the famous prayer of St. Ignatius by a Poor Clare nun and well-regarded spiritual writer will help every reader deepen his prayer life and draw closer to the Person of Christ. Popes, saints, and common folk have made this their daily prayer for centuries. Let the Abbess of cloistered nuns help you reflect deeper on the profound thoughts of this prayer that are needed to shape a devout life in Christ. Beneath the surface verbal expressions of this familiar prayer lie depths of meaning for which each unfolding petition prepares the next until arrival at the final all-comprehensive plea that God should call us to Himself and admit us into the eternal choir singing His praises. The unending joyous cry of the blessed taught by the ageless cry of the angels: Holy! Holy! Holy! is rehearsed on earth in the haunting reaches of this so simple and so profound prayer: "Anima Christi".
Born of a Woman
A Bishop Rethinks the Birth of Jesus
Paperback ISBN: 0060675233
Presenting a carefully researched examination of the Immaculate Conception and the birth of Christ, the author of Living in Sin? challenges male-dominated interpretations of the Virgin Birth. Reprint.
The Brother Of Jesus And The Lost Teachings Of Christianity
Paperback ISBN: 1594770433
Argues that James is the most overlooked figure in the history of the church, that it was James, and not Peter, who guided the disciples through Paul's interpretation of the teachings of Jesus, and concludes that James can serve as a needed missing link between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Original.
C. S. Lewis's Case for Christ
Insights from Reason, Imagination And Faith
Paperback ISBN: 0830832858
Perhaps best known for his Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters, Lewis wrestled in all his writings with the ultimate questions of life - God, evil, the meaning of life and the person of Jesus. In this book, Art Lindsley explores the difficult issues of faith that Lewis faced squarely with his formidable intellectual gifts. Aren't all religions just humanly invented myths? Doesn't evil in the world indicate an absence of any personal or loving God? Why should what is true for you be true for me, especially when it comes to religion? How can anyone claim that one religion is right? Why follow Jesus if he was just another good moral teacher?
The Challenge of Jesus
Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is
Hardcover ISBN: 0830822003
Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well-publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. Now this paperback edition of Wright's classic work contains the same original content plus even more insight with an all-new introduction by the author.Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, "Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say."The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.
The Changing Faces of Jesus
Paperback ISBN: 0142196029
The internationally renowned Jesus scholar uses the latest research into the historical Jesus to paint a vivid new portrait of this important historical and religious figure, based on a close-up analysis of New Testament writings. Reprint.
Christianity's Dangerous Memory
A Rediscovery of the Revolutionary Jesus
Paperback ISBN: 0824526783
Drawing from the best contemporary scholarship, bestselling author Diarmuid O’Murchu deconstructs the history of Christianity, and specifically the life of Jesus Christ, as it has evolved over the past two thousand years. With rich language and clear metaphors, O’Murchu speaks to every Christian who is fed up with a revisionist Christian doctrine based on banal ideas and who desperately seeks affirmation that the Christian faith is a much bigger, deeper, and more challenging institution than churches have ever acknowledged or proclaimed. According to O’Murchu, Jesus was never an earthly prince, but rather the first rebel, a countercultural outsider who sought to empower the oppressed and marginalized while questioning the core beliefs of longstanding institutionsand ultimately paying a mortal price for his convictions. Using this portrait of Jesus, each chapter addresses a range of common human problems that Christ himself overcame, such as understanding others, resolving hostilities, discovering empowerment by suffering, and preserving personal identity in a globalized world. O’Murchu’s stunning conclusions serve to reintroduce the world to the revolutionary Jesus, giving His story new life and relevance for the modern age.