The Son of God for the Secular AgeBook - 2014
What can we believe about, and how can we believe in, Jesus in the twenty-first century, in light of the Holocaust and other atrocities, and the drift from religion that followed? The key lies in Jesus' Jewishness. 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.
Publisher: London :, William Collins,, 2014.
Branch Call Number: 232.8 CAR
Characteristics: xiii, 352 pages ;,24 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-339) and index