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: 9008

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.

Poems Inspired by the Jesus Story

Author: T. Ronald Haney

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 160647765X

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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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

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.

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

View: 7643

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.

Rediscovering the Jesus story

a participatory guide

Author: Joseph A. Grassi

Publisher: Paulist Pr

ISBN: 9780809135899

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 5154

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 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: 5678

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

The Jesus story

Author: William A. Emerson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 6490


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: 5378


Jesus, a Jewish Galilean

A New Reading of the Jesus Story

Author: Sean Freyne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 056758853X

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 7911

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.

A Scandalous Providence

The Jesus Story of the Compassion of God

Author: Elgin Frank Tupper

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780865544697

Category: Religion

Page: 468

View: 5926

Bringing current interest in narrative theology to the genre of systematic theology, Tupper's (Christian theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) interpretation of the providence of God understands the story of Jesus as the definitive story of God which incorporates all different stories, with the cross and the resurrection its high points and center. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Christ Myth

A Study

Author: Elizabeth E. Evans

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 9781585090372

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

View: 5005

Was the entire story of Jesus nothing more than thatjust a story? Evans presents an interesting argument. According to her, many things accepted as true regarding the story of Jesus may in fact not be true. This book refutes aspects of Christ based on factual evidence combined with strong opinions of the author that may or may not be proven. Many have been conditioned to accept Jesus in certain ways without the use of reason. Evans provides us with a form of rational thinking that has been left out of our religious conditioning process. Those who are open enough to read it will find it challenging and rewarding.

The Story of Jesus

An Intuitive Anthology

Author: William H. Kautz

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466918098

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 7766

THE STORY OF JESUS: AN INTUITIVE ANTHOLOGY Many contemporary Christians suspect that there is more to Jesus and his enduring message than the little that has survived in historical writings and the legendary Christian tradition. This book offers a narrative account of Jesus' life from the perspective of twenty contemporary writers who have developed their natural intuitive abilities to an unusually high level. They are therefore able to bring forth new and detailed information not ordinarily accessible by historical or literary means. Some of them had demonstrated their unusual skill by probing deeply into the personal lives and minds of historical individuals other than Jesus, while some had provided important and detailed technical information which was then verified scientifically. They apply their intuitive skills here to uncover fresh information about the man Jesus, his contemporaries and his extensive teachings which never found their way into the New Testament Gospels and related historical documents. These new findings offer a much richer view of the man himself than that available from traditional Christian sources. They also provide illuminating insights and a deep spiritual understanding of Jesus' original and hidden teachings. The Story of Jesus is essential reading for all inquirers and seekers into these hidden and previously lost portions of Christian spiritual history.

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

View: 4500

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.

The Jesus Story

Author: Wilfrid J. Harrington

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814657997

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 2042

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.

Jesus Is the Christ

The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830828230

Category: Religion

Page: 207

View: 2516

Entering the fray of a hotly debated issue, Michael Bird argues that the title and role of "Messiah" ascribed to Jesus is not a late addition to the four Gospels but their structural and semantic foundation. Stressing that Christianity is itself a messianic movement, Bird argues that the messianic testimony is the "mother of all Christology."



Author: Ben Weaver

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1490817999

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 9077

A Book Report, written for people who would like to read the whole Bible, but find its 774,000+ words a bit overwhelming. This writing is an attempt to condense the mass and complexity of the Bible to less than 36,000 words, including comments and notes to connect various Bible passages that refer to the same subject. In order to condense the subject material, much of the historical and geographical material has been avoided, as well as genealogies and details of human failures.

Read and Play Bible the Jesus Story

Author: Bethan James,Heather Stuart

Publisher: Barnabas for Children

ISBN: 9780857463548


Page: 144

View: 720

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.

Unlocking the Bible Story Study Guide

Author: Colin S. Smith

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575677972

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 4184

Pastor Colin Smith's four-volume masterpiece moves you past Bible stories to understand the Bible as one story--the glorious, unbroken account of Christ's work to redeem a fallen world. With this accompanying Study Guide, you'll be able to make the journey even more rewarding. The Volume 3Study Guide matches the first volume of the book series, and will help you unlock the Bible Story from Matthew to Acts. Unlocking the Bible Story Study Guides will help you: Focus you or your small group's study time to be as productive and rewarding as it can possibly be Enrich your understanding of the book and your comprehension of God's Word Apply the book's lessons in ways that will change your life forever Once you've finished volume 3, volume 4 is highly recommended as it will complete your study in the New Testament--you or your small group could move through the entire New Testament by using volumes 3 and 4 in less than a year. And why not dive into the Old Testament study guides also by using volumes 1 and 2?

Unlocking the Bible Story: New Testament

Author: Colin S. Smith

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802478016

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9266

The second half of the story is told in this volume of Unlocking the Bible Story, as Colin S. Smith continues to uncover the truths of and in the Bible. Christ is the crux of the entire Bible story, from the first page to the last. Volume 4 encourages and strengthens readers to discover the life-changing realities found in the New Testament.