Going Beyond the Jesus Story

An Examination of Christian Belioef, Mystical Experience and the Ongoing Development of Conscious Awareness

Author: Douglas Lockhart

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846944651

Category: Philosophy

Page: 391

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Who am I? Why am I? Where am I headed and where have I been? These are just some of the questions that concern the author of Going Beyond the Jesus Story, a book that ranges freely across complex and intriguing subject areas such as the nature of religious belief, contemplative and meditative experience, lucid dreaming, the role of feeling in our appreciation of reality, the inherently spiritual nature of asking questions, and our need to go beyond not only the Jesus story as it has come down to us, but also the ingrained notion that self is an ongoing, uninterrupted experience of the conscious mind that can be taken for granted. Directing our attention to the nature of attention itself, we are introduced, step by carefully constructed step, to the idea that consciousness is not what we have assumed it to be, or conscious awareness quite as conscious as we like to think it is. Delving into history, theology and philosophy in an attempt to reach an integrated understanding of the religious and secular problems we face as human beings, the author examines ideas that confront and challenge on just about every level, ideas that carry us towards an appreciation of what it means to presence the self to the self as an experience in its own right. At this point theory gives way to experiment, to methodology, to a knowing or seeing that makes this book a unique contribution to the study of human sentience and its evolved, and evolving structures.

The Jesus Story

Author: Edmund Flood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556124044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 2746

Here is a book that makes use of the recent advances in research to consider honestly the facts surrounding Jesus' life and death. The result: a reliable and vivid portrait of Jesus' life as it would have been seen by his contemporaries.The Jesus Story will appeal to anyone who would like to get some "feel" for how Jesus in his teaching, his company, his relationships, his challenge and activity came across to his contemporaries, and to know what significance is claimed for Jesus' life in our own very different age.

Rediscovering the Jesus story

a participatory guide

Author: Joseph A. Grassi

Publisher: Paulist Pr

ISBN: 9780809135899

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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The power of this book lies in Joseph Grassi's insight that the gospels were written as dramatic narratives. For centuries the main contact people had with the gospels was in hearing them proclaimed and performed. The proclaimers and the listeners did not consider Jesus a dead person of the distant past, but as present here and now to believers. The actual person narrating the gospel was only a channel or instrument of Jesus' actual words. Jesus was speaking to them with all the dynamic power and effect that he had on his audiences years and centuries ago in Galilee. The gospel audience heard his words not merely in terms of valuable information but also as empowerment and energy to accomplish the things they heard. The stories of miracles, healings, and forgiveness were reminders that the same events were now happening again through Jesus' presence in their midst. Rediscovering the Jesus Story will help the reader rediscover the passion and vitality of the gospels. Each particular story is accompanied by the necessary background a modern audience needs to discover the gospel anew. This includes the background of the Hebrew scriptures along with guides to the meaning of each story within each gospel's dramatic and literary pattern. At the end of each section the reader will find "Pathways to Further Discovery" and suggestions for keeping a personal journal. Rediscovering the Jesus Story allows the reader to enter into the gospels in a deeper way than ever before.

The Jesus Story

Author: Ben Campbell Johnson,Brant D. Baker

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664501174

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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Avoiding theological jargon and using language more accessible to the lay person than that in the Bible, this book invites readers to discover for themselves what Jesus has done for the world and continues to do in the world. The invitation is offered in the form of daily readings from the four Gospel accounts of Jesus' life and ministry.

Poems Inspired by the Jesus Story

Author: T. Ronald Haney

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 160647765X

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 2528

These poems, Poems Inspired by the Jesus Story, are an attempt to bring the Jesus story in the gospel into contemporary experience. The Jesus story is not a wrinkled document eclipsed in the mist of ancient history. Rather the Jesus story in the gospel has a vibrant impact on and infuses our everyday lives here in the present. These poems are geared to increasing your consciousness so that you can make essential connections between Jesus life story and your life story. Each poem is a retelling of some part of the Jesus story in the gospel story. Father T. Ronald Haney is a retired priest of the Harrisburg, PA diocese. Ordained 50 years. He has been a principal of a high school; a pastor; and the Executive Editor of The Catholic Witness for 30 years, the diocesan newspaper. He is a published essayist, poet and novelist. He has published inspirational books on the spiritual life, including God Within You, One Minute Meditations, The Jesus Story, The Stations of the Cross and Prayers for Priests. He lives in St. Theresas parish in New Cumberland, PA and can be contacted at [email protected]

The Jesus Story

Everything That Happens in the New Testament in Plain English

Author: Dr. William H. Marty

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441262830

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Long-time Bible Professor Tells the Compelling Story of Jesus The story of Jesus is the greatest story of all time. But the repetition and varying order of events in the Gospels can be confusing to readers. As he does in his bestselling book The Whole Bible Story, Dr. William Marty presents the full narrative of Jesus in chronological order. He tells the fascinating account of everything that happened in Jesus' life--from his birth to his ascension--as well as what happened in the church after he left. The Jesus Story is perfect for new Christians longing to get to know Jesus or long-time believers wanting to recapture the awe and amazement of hearing this remarkable story for the first time.

The Jesus story

Author: William A. Emerson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 621


The Jesus Story

In the Twenty-Seven Books That Changed the World

Author: William C. Tremmel

Publisher: Lang, Peter, Publishing Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 9908


A Scandalous Providence

The Jesus Story of the Compassion of God

Author: E. Frank Tupper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881462609

Category: Religion

Page: 583

View: 8167

The new edition of Scandalous Providence constructs a postmodern interpretation of the providence of God through a narrative rendering of providence on the basis of the epochal moments in the story of Jesus, a distinctive modern reconstruction of the theology of providence through a critical, non-reductionist interpretation of the Gospel traditions on the one side, and contemporary narratives of lived experience within the scientific understanding of the world on the other. Significant theological problems have rendered the reformulation of the doctrine of providence elusive and unachievable for more than half a century. Beyond Karl Barths neo-orthodox interpretation of providence within the Reformed tradition in 1947 (Church Dogmatics: The Doctrine of Creation, Volume III, Part 3), A Scandalous Providence is the first holistic reconstruction of the doctrine of providence in modern, now postmodern theology. In this essay the symbol of providence requires the integration of providence, Christology, and eschatology. Central themes include Jesus' distinctive portrait of God, the self-limitation of God in the world, the non-interventionist action of God in history, the continuing threat of Radical Evil, the actualization of God's creative purpose and love in Jesus' surprising mission, the responsibility for "humanization" in the compassion of God's arriving kingdom, the participatory suffering of God with all persons throughout history, and the promise of new creation in the resurrection of the crucified Jesus. Book jacket.

The Story of the Christ

The Life and Teachings of a Spiritual Master

Author: Scot McKnight,Philip Law

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826480187

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Scot McKnight offers an accessible introduction to the life and work of Jesus. He begins by offering helpful background information on the reliability of the Gospels, the religious setting of Jesus' life, the heart of Jesus' teaching, and a summation of what kind of person Jesus was. The book then gives a continuous narrative account of the life and words of Jesus, woven together from the four canonical Gospels. This lets the story of the Christ speak for itself in the events of Jesus' birth and early years, his baptism and early ministry, the Sermon on the Mount, his healings and teachings, the road to Jerusalem, the way to the cross, and his passion and resurrection. - Publisher.

Jesus, a Jewish Galilean

A New Reading of the Jesus Story

Author: Sean Freyne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 056758853X

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 9141

In his latest book, Sean Freyne draws on his detailed knowledge of Galilean society in the Roman period, based on both literary and archaeological sources, to give a fresh and provocative reading of the Jesus-story within its Galilean setting. Jesus, a Jewish Galilean focuses on the religious as well as the social and political environment and examines the ways in which the Jewish religious experience had expressed itself in Galilee. It examines the ways in which the Jewish tradition in both the Pentateuch and the Prophets had constructed notions of an ideal Galilee. These provided the raw material for Jesus' own response to the issues of the day, from which he fashioned his own distinctive views of Israel's restoration and his own role in that project. Although Freyne is in touch with all recent scholarship about the historical Jesus, he brings his own distinctive take on the issues both with regard to Galilean society and Jesus' grounding in his own religious tradition. His Jesus is both Jewish and yet distinctive in his concerns and the ways in which he responds to the ecological, social and religious issues of his own time and place. Freyne seeks to retrieve the theological importance of Jesus' own message, something that has been lost sight of in the trend to present him primarily as a social reformer, while acknowledging the dangers of modernising Jesus.

Read and Play Bible the Jesus Story

Author: Bethan James,Heather Stuart

Publisher: Barnabas for Children

ISBN: 9780857463548


Page: 144

View: 4090

Tells the story of the birth of Jesus, his life and teaching, friends and enemies, his death, resurrection and ascension, and the events that followed as the Christian church grew and its message spread all over the world.

The Jesus Story

Author: Wilfrid J. Harrington

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814657997

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 2865

This book hits on the novel expedient of having Jesus, the dominant character in each gospel, tell his story in his own words--a story that sounds different in each gospel.

The Jesus Story

Author: Ann Ree Colton

Publisher: Ann Ree Colton Foundation of

ISBN: 9780917189241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

View: 8337

For those who have searched for answers regarding the life of Jesus and His role as Messiah, this book is a treasure. Ann Ere Colton portrays the soul of Jesus as never before revealed. His birth, messianic preparation, miracles, ministry, passion, and crucifixion are spiritually illumined with beauty and depth. Trough her ability to read the akasic records of Jesus' life ad times. Ann Ree Colton shares knowledge regarding the disciples of Jesus, their apostolic ministries, and other invaluable insights into the family, friend, adversaries, and miracles of Jesus.The Jesus Story also explains the precincts of heaven where Jesus presently dwells, including the cloisters of the saints. Prayers to access the intercessory helps of the saints and angels area also included. Available in soft cover 0-917189-18-3.

The Jesus Legend

A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition

Author: Paul Rhodes Eddy,Gregory A. Boyd

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801031141

Category: Religion

Page: 479

View: 3160

Confronts the "legendary Jesus" case, showing how the Synoptic Gospels are the most historically probable representation of the actual Jesus of history.

Unlocking the Bible Story: Old Testament

Author: Colin S. Smith

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802477996

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8887

The Bible takes its readers from the center of the Garden to today's urban centers with the same message for all: Christ has come to deliver the captives. Colin Smith shows how Jesus Christ is the focus of Scripture, indirectly or directly, from beginning to end. Beginning with the Old Testament, he unlocks rich, life-changing truths while encouraging and strengthening readers in their daily walk with Christ. Come along and discover the keys to a vibrant Christian life in Unlockingthe Bible Story Volumes 1 and 2.

The Scandal of the Gospels

Jesus, Story, and Offense

Author: David McCracken

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359213

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 7412

This book argues that the gospels are in an important sense "occasions for offense." The Jesus of the gospels is a scandal (skandalon, in the original Greek) and he is never more scandalous than when he is speaking in parables. Interpreters of the gospels over the centuries have consistently labored to domesticate the offense or to eliminate it entirely. David McCracken, focusing on parables, Matthew's narrative contexts, and the gospel of John, seeks to recover the gospels' sense of Jesus as skandalon. To this end, he enlists the help of Kierkegaard, the philosopher of offense, and to a lesser extent that of Bakhtin, both of whom prove to be surprisingly apt conversation partners for the evangelists.

Lives of the Master

The Rest of the Jesus Story

Author: Glenn Sanderfur

Publisher: A.R.E. Press (Association of Research & Enlightenment)

ISBN: 9780876042168

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

View: 7481

A bold look at how the Bible, the Cayce readings, and ancient Gnostic, Eastern, and Egyptian texts reveal a consistent and intriguing pattern of incarnations by the Master Soul.

The Jesus Tree Ornaments

A Father's Christmas Story Not Meant for Little Boys and Girls

Author: Garry R. Kennedy

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 0979824648

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

View: 3719

On a bleak Christmas Eve, Thomas sits in a hospital room with his son, Isaac, who will die without a heart transplant. Thomas's faith, already severely weakened by years of disbelief and scorn, is at risk of crumbling into nonexistence in the face of this newest trauma. On a short trip to buy Isaac one last Christmas present, Thomas is thrust into a battle between darkness and light, and his everlasting soul is the prize. After being mistakenly implicated in the murder of a young boy, Thomas goes on the run, and it soon becomes apparent that it isn't the police who are after him. On a harrowing journey to reclaim his life and his faith, Thomas relives events from the Bible, encounters strange presences both evil and divine, and must ultimately choose whether to embrace or turn his back on God. In this fast-paced story the mask of evil often makes it difficult to distinguish friend from foe, malevolence from benevolence, and good intentions from bad. Faced with the most difficult decisions of his life, Thomas knows that this is his only chance to bring his life back on track and reassert his faith. With so much on the line, can Thomas do what it takes to renew his relationship with God, thus saving himself and the ones he loves?