Christ Actually Paperback

Artist: James Carroll


Barcode: 9780008103484

What New York Times bestselling author James Carroll has discovered through decades of writing and lecturing is that he is far from alone in clinging to a received memory of Jesus that separates him from his crucial identity as a Jew, and therefore as a human. Yet if Jesus was not taken as divine, he would be of no interest to us. What can that mean now? Paradoxically, the key is his permanent Jewishness. No Christian himself, Jesus actually transcends Christianity. Drawing on both a wide range of scholarship as well as his own acute searching as a believer, Carroll takes a fresh look at the most familiar narratives of all ´?¢ Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Far from another book about the ´?¢historical Jesus,´?¢ he takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy seriously. Starting with Bonhoeffer´?¢s question written in his Nazi cell ´?¢ ´?¢What is bothering me incessantly is the question ´?¢ Who Christ actually is for us today?´?¢, he retrieves the power of Jesus´?¢ profound ordinariness as an answer both to this question and as the key to a renewal of faith for us all. 368 pages