Jesus the Savior

Arguing that Jesus radically challenges the way most people understand the world and live their lives, an examination of Christ focuses on such secular topics as ministry and the resurrection, as well as contemporary issues including ...

Jesus the Savior

Author: William Carl Placher

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664223915

Page: 230

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Arguing that Jesus radically challenges the way most people understand the world and live their lives, an examination of Christ focuses on such secular topics as ministry and the resurrection, as well as contemporary issues including criminal justice, war, and homosexuality. Original.

The Meaning of Jesus

In alternating sections, Marcus Borg and Tom Wright present their significantly different versions of who Jesus was, what he taught, and what he did.

The Meaning of Jesus

Author: Tom Wright

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281067376

Page: 204

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Two great Bible scholars, one a liberal, the other a traditionalist, write about Jesus and engage in debate. In alternating sections, Marcus Borg and Tom Wright present their significantly different versions of who Jesus was, what he taught, and what he did. They express sharp, cogently argued disagreement over many crucial issues, and provide a marvellous model for how the Historical Jesus debate should be conducted. Following such an informed argument, the reader can watch the debate develop as the authors answer each other's points, and will reach a more personal picture of the real Jesus, understanding better the opposing views. Much more will be learned along the way.

The Day the Revolution Began

In The Day the Revolution Began Tom Wright invites you to consider the full meaning of the event at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus’ crucifixion.

The Day the Revolution Began

Author: Tom Wright

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281077207

Page: 432

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In The Day the Revolution Began Tom Wright invites you to consider the full meaning of the event at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus’ crucifixion. As he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope, Wright once again challenges commonly held beliefs, this time arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in reshaping our understanding of the Cross. With his characteristic rigour and incisiveness, he goes back to the New Testament to show that Jesus’ death not only releases us from the guilt and power of sin, but is nothing less than the beginning of a world-wide revolution that continues to this day – a revolution that creates and energizes a movement responsible for restoring and reconciling the whole of God’s creation. The Day the Revolution Began will take you to a new level in your appreciation of the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice: opening up its powerful and amazing implications, inspiring you with a renewed sense of purpose and hope, and reminding you of the crucial role you can play in the world-transforming movement that Jesus started.

The Meaning of Jesus

Was Jesus born of a virgin?

The Meaning of Jesus

Author: Marcus J. Borg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061934828

Page: 320

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Was Jesus born of a virgin? Did he know he was the Messiah? Was he bodily resurrected from the dead? Did he intentionally die to redeem humankind? Was Jesus God? Two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent views go right to the heart of these questions and others, presenting the opposing visions of Jesus that shape our faith today.

The Meaning of Jesus Death

Rather the first phrase 'through faith of Christ' is a subjective genitive meaning
Christ's faithfulness, describing Christ's faithful obedience unto death, whereas
the 'on the basis of faith' refers to human faith that appropriates the righteousness
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The Meaning of Jesus  Death

Author: Barry D. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567670716

Page: 256

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Barry D. Smith studies the salvation-historical meaning of Jesus' death (commonly known as the atonement) in the New Testament. Smith works his way through the four theories of the doctrine of the atonement that have emerged in the history of Christian theology: moral influence, governmental, satisfaction and Christus victor theories. Smith works from the premise that, for a theory of the atonement to be successful, no biblical data may be omitted or distorted, and the generalized concepts used to comprehend the biblical data must be easily seen as implicit in the data. From this vantage point, Smith advances a formulation of the atonement that is best supported by the biblical text itself. The conclusion Smith reaches is that the biblical data supports both the penal-substitutionary version of the satisfaction theory and the Christus victor theory of the atonement, each of which should be viewed as two parts of a more inclusive theory of atonement present in the New Testament.

The Meaning of Christ

Really, a life in true harmony with the Lord Jesus will be like that. "As he is, even
so are we in this world" (1 ... But I am quite sure that that is the meaning of
knowing Christ not after the flesh but after the Spirit. That is one of the meanings
of the ...

The Meaning of Christ

Author: Theodore Austin-Sparks

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105855740

Page:

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We are going to be occupied with the meaning of Christ ... (but) there are a few preliminary words that I want to say, and they have to do with something of which we are all conscious, a matter which is troubling the majority of real Christians. It is the matter of the lost impact of Christ, of the Gospel, of Christianity. We are suffering from a handicap, and that handicap is tradition. Christianity has become that - a tradition so largely something handed down from generation to generation. It has become a theology, a set of doctrines, of statements about God, about Christ, about the Holy Spirit, and many other things, and as such it has passed very largely into the mental realm - a thing to be worked out in thought, a matter of reason. It has also become a great mystical cult. It has passed into the realm of art, and music, so that you can accept Christianity on that basis and be a Christian along that line, and yet that it shall stand completely out of relation to your inner life.

Jesus God and Man

THEORIES OF THE SAVING SIGNIFICANCE OF JESUS' DEATH" Up to now we
have examined the assumption of a substitutionary meaning of Jesus' death as it
was expressed in the various primitive Christian concepts of its expiatory power.

Jesus   God and Man

Author:

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664244682

Page: 428

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One of the most influential twentieth-century studies on the doctrine of Christ, this highly acclaimed work demonstrates Pannenberg's belief that at the heart of every Christian theology lies its teaching about Jesus Christ. The second edition, available for the first time in paperback, contains an Afterword in which the author reviews other theologians' responses to his thesis and methodology and shows the progression of his own interpretation.

Jesus is Shalom

Studies the meaning of peace found in the New Testament documents.

Jesus is Shalom

Author: Joseph A. Grassi

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143085

Page: 158

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Studies the meaning of peace found in the New Testament documents. The New Testament reveals that there was a struggle between true and deceptive meanings of peace around the time of Jesus and just after his death and resurrection and subsequent ascension.

The Emergent Christ

Ilia Delio makes fascinating sense of the universe, beginning with the story of cosmic evolution, coursing through the meaning of God in evolution and the emergence of Christ, and concluding with new ways of seeing Christ in all things.

The Emergent Christ

Author: Ilia Delio

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 160833144X

Page: 197

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Ilia Delio makes fascinating sense of the universe, beginning with the story of cosmic evolution, coursing through the meaning of God in evolution and the emergence of Christ, and concluding with new ways of seeing Christ in all things. As Teilhard de Chardin did in The Divine Milieu, Ilia Delio reveals the sacrament of God at work in the world. She also explores the spiritual evolution within each of us and suggests that it will change the cosmos as well as the church. She shows that we are at a stage in evolution where our choices will determine what happens next. "Love," she writes, "always seeks the best for the beloved but God is a beggar of love who waits at the soul's door without daring to force it open. The question of Christ emerging as the personal center of the universe is not a question of yes or no but a question of how that love will evolve." She makes one thing perfectly clear: it is happening and the evidence is astounding. The Emergent Christ is an antidote to the new atheism that says there is no place in evolution for God, let alone a God of love. It is also a spiritual tonic for Christians interested in understanding their place and purpose in this evolving universe.

Christ in the Letters of Paul

Generally valid as those rhetorically posed alternatives may be, Paul uses them
to point to a meaning that is specific to the situation of his readers, which brings
us to the level of the meaning of Jesus Christ crucified. What Paul wants to say to
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Christ in the Letters of Paul

Author: Hendrikus Boers

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311092062X

Page: 373

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This study addresses the centrality of Christ in Paul's thought, recognizing at the same time that he does not express the meaning of Christ as an existing teaching. Christ as a person, not a teaching, determines Paul's thinking, for himself and in his reasoning with his readers. Christ comes to expression in Paul as the explication of the fundamental reality for himself and for his readers. He develops his thoughts about Christ in each case anew as expressions of the Lord who determines his life and the lives of his readers. In his reasoning with his readers, he expects them to become aware of Christ as the one who determines them in their new lives as believers.

The Christ and the Bodhisattva

Meaning. of. Jesus. the. Christ. Langdon Gilkey The figure of Jesus the Christ is
almost perversely enigmatic and many-sided. But then so is the God who
presumably sent him and so are the communities or churches who seek to follow
him.

The Christ and the Bodhisattva

Author: Donald S. Lopez

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887064012

Page: 274

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In this book, the authors explore and reconsider the contemporary significance of the Christ and the Bodhisattva. The volume includes essays by three eminent Christian theologians, Langdon Gilkey, Brother David Steindl-Rast, and Ann Belford Ulanov, that explore the significance of the Christ from the perspectives of the Roman Catholic contemplative tradition, modern depth psychology, and liberal Protestantism. Drawing on information previously unavailable in English, three distinguished scholars of Buddhism, Robert Thurman, Luis Gomez, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, investigate the significance of the Bodhisattva in India, East Asian, and Tibet. A substantive introduction sets the historical background for the Christ in Christianity and the Bodhisattva in Buddhism. Contributors' essays enhance our understanding of current presuppositions, problems, and prospects for the Buddhist-Christian dialogue.

The Trial and Death of Jesus

THE MEANING OF THE DEATH OF JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF MARK A REAL
READER PERSPECTIVE Geert VAN OYEN The real reader and the construction
of meaning The interpretation of the death of Jesus is complicated , even if from ...

The Trial and Death of Jesus

Author: Geert van Oyen

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042918344

Page: 268

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What is the significance of the trial and death of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark? In its annual meetings the Mark Group of the Society of Biblical Literature studied the trial of Jesus in 2003 and the death of Jesus in 2004. Both speakers and audience expressed the desire to bring some of the papers together in book form. The current volume fulfills this wish. The contributions presented here represent an up to date expression of one of the most important themes in Markan exegesis. The editors use the metaphor of a prism to illustrate the two sections of the book. Like a concave prism spreading light, the first section presents a range of understandings of the meaning of the death of Jesus. Like a convex prism focusing light, the second section uses multiple methodologies to focus attention on the trial of Jesus, particularly the charge of blasphemy. The papers together raise questions, challenge common views, and interrelate themes that push Markan scholarship forward.

The Jesus Quest

Even within these parameters , however , there are notable differences between
Sanders and Casey , for instance , as to whether Jesus had significant
controversies with the Pharisees , the meaning and implications of Jesus as a
friend of ...

The Jesus Quest

Author: Ben Witherington

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830815449

Page: 334

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Ben Witherington III offers a comprehensive assessment of what scholars such as John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, Burton Mack and the Jesus Seminar are really saying about Jesus.

Jesus and the Quest for Meaning

Rahner's view is that of a Christian inclusivist; he believes that the Word and
Spirit invested in Christ are poured out over all persons whether or not they have
conscious faith in Christian meaning. 154 Jesus and the Quest for Meaning ...

Jesus and the Quest for Meaning

Author: Thomas H. West

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419078

Page: 296

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A new approach to introducing theology As God's self-communication to humans, Jesus is the key to the human search for meaning, argues Thomas West. He therefore introduces the practice of theology through Christology. From the question of personal meaning and self-constitution and their relationship to transcendent meaning and value, he proceeds to discuss the figure and import of Jesus and then the ethical imperative engendered through encounter with him. Fresh and clear, West's book is an invitation to grapple with one's religious commitments, especially in light of recent insights in biblical studies and Continental, feminist, and liberation theologies. This new text will prove an engaging and effective introduction to theological thinking for both undergraduates and Christian adults.

Jesus Ascended

The Meaning of Christ's Continuing Incarnation Gerrit Dawson. journey which
carried Jesus from earth to heaven. This was at once realized by the Apostles, so
soon as they came under the teaching of the Spirit.” Jesus reigns and we ...

Jesus Ascended

Author: Gerrit Dawson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567119874

Page: 270

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The book presents the Ascension as public truth, examining questions such as when did Jesus ascend - and how, where did he go, with what kind of body and into what kind of space? It discusses the nature of Jesus' victory, how it has been challenged, how it has been understood at different times in history, and how it relates to his second coming. The author examines the relevance of the doctrine for personal spiritual life: our union with Christ, Jesus praying for us, worship, and our own prayers. He goes on to consider living in God's kingdom, the tension between waiting for the kingdom and working for it now, suffering, humanisation, and the church and the world today. The book approaches the Ascension thematically, making it a useful teaching tool. Its themes arise from the categories in which the Church Fathers employed the doctrine. Gerrit Dawson shows the Ascension to be a vital key to understanding in a fresh way the person and work of Christ, union with Christ, the mission of the church in the world, Christian identity and spiritual theology. A unique feature of the book is the way Dawson combines a full presentation of Nicene trinitarian Christology with its application to the practicalities of Christian life today. Praise for Jesus Ascended: 'Gerrit Dawson harkens back to an older vision of ministry, that of the pastor-theologian. This vision is remarkably illustrated in this beautifully written book that can properly lay claim to being practical theology.... Very highly recommended for both pastors and theologians who want to have a faith grounded in the continuing reality of the incarnation in the ascension of Jesus.' Andrew Purves, Princeton Theological Seminary 'This is a truly outstanding book for students, pastors and thinking Christians alike. I could not recommend it more enthusiastically!' Alan Torrance, St Andrew's University, UK 'A yawning gulf often appears between the interests of preacher and scholar, of pastor and theologian. Serious attempts to bridge that gulf are too few. This book is one of them. It brings to life the voice of the Fathers on the subject of the ascension of Jesus, and calls the church back to the roots of its faith.' Douglas Farrow, McGill University, Canada

Believing in the Resurrection

Gerald O'Collins, SJ, is professor emeritus of the Gregorian University (Rome) and now adjunct professor at Australian Catholic University.

Believing in the Resurrection

Author: Gerald O'Collins

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809147572

Page: 225

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Gerald O'Collins, SJ, is professor emeritus of the Gregorian University (Rome) and now adjunct professor at Australian Catholic University. An international authority in the area of resurrection studies, he has published seven books and dozens of articles on the resurrection of Jesus.

O My Jesus

The so-called “Fátima prayer," O my Jesus, surely ranks among the Church's most popular prayers.

O My Jesus

Author: Stephen Bullivant

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 158768697X

Page:

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The so-called “Fátima prayer," O my Jesus, surely ranks among the Church's most popular prayers. In the space of just twenty-nine words, it broaches some of the great themes of Christianity: sin, forgiveness, mercy, heaven, hell. The authors offer here reflections on this prayer, resulting in a work of popular theology and spiritual writing.

The God of Jesus

This book is the result of the author's involvement with the Jesus Seminar.

The God of Jesus

Author: Stephen J. Patterson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1563382288

Page: 305

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This book is the result of the author's involvement with the Jesus Seminar. The premise is that the quest for the historical Jesus has always been closely related to the Christian search for God, and that this is both good and necessary, provided that one properly understands the relationship between history and theology and does not confuse the two.Patterson develops s theology that might properly be called a "Jesus Theology" and it is here that his contribution to the discussions of and about Jesus makes it a most distinctive contribution.