Christ Actually

Christ Actually

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A New York Times bestselling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ except this central one: What can we believe abouta€”and how can we believe ina€”Jesus in the twenty-first century in light of the Holocaust and other atrocities of the twentieth century and the drift from religion that followed? What 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 alla€”Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Far from another book about the a€œhistorical Jesus, a€ he takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy seriously. He retrieves the power of Jesusa€™ profound ordinariness, as an answer to his own last questiona€”what is the future of Jesus Christ?a€”as the key to a renewal of faith. From the Hardcover edition.stars in the sky bespoke its physical order, and as the sure presence of a guardian angel beside me did the spiritual order. ... In the liturgical cycle that was the main calendar of our parish, Good Friday defined the year, just as that holy daya#39;s crucifixcentered suffering defined the ... Ultimately, revelations tied to the Holocaust burst forth as the steaming geysers of a latetwentiethcentury moral accounting.


Title:Christ Actually
Author: James Carroll
Publisher:Penguin - 2014-11-13
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