The Jesus Story

Author: Edmund Flood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556124044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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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.

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

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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

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.

Going Beyond the Jesus Story

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

Author: Douglas Lockhart

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780990642

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.

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.

A Scandalous Providence

The Jesus Story of the Compassion of God

Author: Elgin Frank Tupper

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780865544697

Category: Religion

Page: 468

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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 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

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

Jesus, a Jewish Galilean

A New Reading of the Jesus Story

Author: Sean Freyne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 056758853X

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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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.