Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel

Living Jesus

Learning the Heart of the Gospel

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ISBN10: 0060642831 ISBN13: 9780060642839 Publisher: Harperone Published: Feb 1 2000 Pages: 210 Weight: 0.38lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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Who is the real Jesus? How can we experience the mystery, complexity, and richness of his spirituality and teachings in our lives today? In this gently instructive and inspiring guide, Luke Timothy Johnson leads us to a deeper understanding of classic Christian spirituality and faith. Translating his biblical scholarship into simple, elegant language, he reflects on the real Jesus--not the reconstructed historical figure but the resurrected Christ, a living savior we can encounter every day.

Living Jesus clarifies the mystery of Jesus' resurrection and its central role in the Christian experience. It explores the many diverse New Testament views of Christ, revealing how each book's perspective can deepen our understanding of Jesus. Profoundly insightful, Living Jesus offers valuable lessons on how we can accept the Gospels' powerful invitation to an authentic Christian spirituality.

Luke Timothy Johnson is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of the New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. A Roman Catholic, Johnson was a Benedictine monk and priest before becoming a biblical scholar. He is the author of several scholarly books and has written for Commonwealth and Christian Century.

"A rich book... Highly recommended."

- Lawrence Cunningham, Commonweal
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