Christology

ACTS OF JESUS

$35.00

For over a decade, the Jesus Seminar, a group of more than seventy-five internationally recognized biblical scholars - experts in such diverse fields as Greco-Roman history, archaeology, and linguistics - has met twice yearly to conduct a painstaking search for the authentic Jesus. Through rigorous research and debate, they have combed the gospels for evidence of the man behind the myths. The figure they have discovered is very different from the icon of traditional Christianity. The Acts of Jesus presents and illuminates the historical and literary evidence that led to the Seminar's often controversial conclusions. It provides the reader with immediate access to the latest scholarship in historical Jesus research today.

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9780060629786
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1998-04-14
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ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS OF JESUS

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$11.95

In these pages, EWTN host and Franciscan Friar Fr Andrew Apostoli reflects on each of the questions asked by Jesus and gently guides you into a deeper understanding of the wisdom of who He is and what He is asking of you. Among the many questions you'll explore are . . .

  • Why were you looking for me? Learn what this answer says about the presence of Jesus in your spiritual life.

  • What do you seek? Discover why Holy Mass is the key to knowing this answer.

  • O woman, what have you to do with me? How this question tests your faith, and why the salvation of your soul may depend on how you answer it.

  • Why are you afraid? Have you no faith? Learn how prayer is the key to fully knowing this answer.

  • Who do you say the Son of Man is? Discover how this question was crucial in granting authority to Peter and the Apostles.

  • Who do you say that I am? Why recognizing Jesus as your Lord is in itself insufficient.

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    9781682780169
    Publication Date: 
    2016-08-08
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    ASIAN JESUS

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    $22.00

    In beginning this book, Michael Amaladoss states that images are important in helping us grasp who Jesus was and is. Following that insight, he unfolds the way in which nine images from Asian literature, culture, and religion open new horizons on the Founder of Christianity. The images are: Sage, Way, Guru, Satyagrahi (witness to truth), Avatar (incarnation of the divine), Servant, Compassionate One, Dancer, and Pilgrim. Amaladoss helps us read the New Testament with new eyes. Not only does a Jesus more familiar to the peoples of Asia emerge, but we see how the East has helped the entire world Christian family gain a richer perspective on the man from Galilee.

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    9781570756610
    Publication Date: 
    2006-10-31
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    AT HOME WITH JESUS

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    $14.95

    Explores the scriptural basis of contemplation, and encourages the reader to pray in union with the prayer of Jesus, of Paul and the great contemplatives of the Christian tradition.

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    9781863550611
    Publication Date: 
    2006-11-30
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    BELIEVING IN THE RESURRECTION

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    $24.95

    After clarifying the meaning of Jesus' resurrection from the dead, this book presents the reasons that support believing in it and accepting the promise it conveys.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780809147571
    Publication Date: 
    2012-02-29
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    BEYOND THE BIOGRAPHY OF JESUS BOOK I

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781583850435

    BIOGRAPHY OF JESUS

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    Study the life events, teachings, and claims of Jesus for yourself.

    Don’t rely on what others have said about Jesus. Here is the narrative of Jesus’ life in a brief, chronological, and easy-to-understand presentation. Bible scholars say that we have only about 45 days from the life of Jesus as told in the Bible’s four gospels. Tom Cowley has selected the 32 most representative events.

    “Tom opens up the basics of Christian theology with original insight that offers much wisdom.”

                            —Leonard Sweet, author of Jesus Drives Me Crazy and many other books

    “As a pastor, my job is to present Jesus as savior to non-Christians and to stimulate Christians to ‘    grow up’ in Christ. This excellent book helps me in both.”

                            —Kent Philpott, pastor, Miller Avenue Church, Mill Valley, CA

    “I recommend travelers to Israel use A Biography of Jesus. It provides a geographic outline and reference for events in his life and ministry.”

                            —Rosemary Schindler, tourism ambassador, World Express Travel

    “The organization of the material in a systematic fashion to aid memory is genius.”

                            —Mark Earley, President and CEO, Prison Fellowship

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612611457
    Publication Date: 
    2012-04-30
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    BLOODLINE OF THE HOLY GRAIL

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    A noted historian and genealogist uses rare archival records to prove that descendants of Jesus are alive today.

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    9781862041110
    Publication Date: 
    1997-08-31
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    BROTHER OF JESUS

    $14.95

    The first definitive account of what scholars and the media are calling 'the most important archaeological discovery' about Jesus and his family.

    This is the definitive story of the recent discovery of the first century ossuary (limestone bone box) with the legend 'James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus', and its implications for understanding Jesus, his family (mother, father, brothers), his followers, the first Christians and the Jewish Christian movement in Jerusalem that James led. This ossuary is the first ever archaeological discovery directly confirming the existence of Jesus, and his relationship to his father, Joseph, and brother, James, who became the leader of the important Jewish Christian community in Jerusalem. No one is as qualified and well connected to recount the discovery and its authentication as Hershel Shanks, whose magazine first broke the story.

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780060581176
    Publication Date: 
    2004-03-15
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    BROTHER OF JESUS

    $24.95

    The first definitive account of what scholars and the media are calling 'the most important archaeological discovery' about Jesus and his family.

    This is the definitive story of the recent discovery of the first-century ossuary (limestone bone box) with the legend 'James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus', and its implications for understanding Jesus, his family (mother, father, brothers), his followers, the first Christians and the Jewish Christian movement in Jerusalem that James led. This ossuary is the first ever archaeological discovery directly confirming the existence of Jesus, and his relationship to his father, Joseph, and brother, James, who became the leader of the important Jewish Christian community in Jerusalem. No one is as qualified and well connected to recount the discovery and its authentication as Hershel Shanks, whose magazine first broke the story.

    "A scientific detetective story with extremely high religious stakes."

    - Time

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780060556600
    Publication Date: 
    2003-03-17
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    CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO JESUS

    $33.99

    This Companion's starting point is the realization that Jesus of Nazareth cannot be studied purely as a subject of ancient history, or as "a man like any other man." History, literature, theology and the dynamic of a living, worldwide religious reality appropriately impinge on the study of Jesus. This book therefore incorporates the most up-to-date historical work on Jesus with the "larger issues" of critical method--the story of Christian faith and study, as well as Jesus in a global church and in the encounter with Judaism and Islam.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780521796781
    Publication Date: 
    2014-02-27

    CASE FOR CHRIST

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    A former reporter for The Chicago Tribune and former atheist presents a tough-minded investigation of Christian beliefs, interviewing today's scientists, historians, and philosophers to gather compelling evidence for the truth about Jesus. Simultaneous.

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    9780310209300
    Publication Date: 
    1998-08-17
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    CASE FOR CHRISTS RESURRECTION

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    *The Case for Christ's Resurrection corresponds to the TV documentary premiered on TBN, which was produced by award winning author, producer/director David W. Balsiger's film production company Grizzly Adams Productions, well known for family entertainment.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780882703732
    Publication Date: 
    2007-06-30
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    CASE FOR JESUS THE BIBLICAL AND HISTORICAL EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST

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    This book will prove to be a most effective weapon against the debunking and skeptical attitudes toward the Gospels that are so prevalent, not only in academe, but also on the street, among young people who, sadly, are leaving the Churches in droves. Robert Barron, author of Catholicism
    For well over a hundred years now, many scholars have questioned the historical truth of the Gospels, claiming that they were originally anonymous. Others have even argued that Jesus of Nazareth did not think he was God and never claimed to be divine.
    In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, goes back to the sources the biblical and historical evidence for Christ in order to answer several key questions, including:

    Were the four Gospels really anonymous?
    Are the Gospels folklore? Or are they biographies?
    Were the four Gospels written too late to be reliable?
    What about the so-called Lost Gospels, such as Q and the Gospel of Thomas?
    Did Jesus claim to be God?
    Is Jesus divine in all four Gospels? Or only in John?
    Did Jesus fulfill the Jewish prophecies of the Messiah?
    Why was Jesus crucified?
    What is the evidence for the Resurrection?
    As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the traditional Gospels. Above all, Pitre shows how the divine claims of Jesus of Nazareth can only be understood by putting them in their ancient Jewish context."

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    9780770435486
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    CATCHING UP WITH JESUS

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    No story has ever had the life-changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. But too often, this story is weighed down with out-dated theology and metaphysics. For those ready to rediscover Jesus, Diarmuid O'Murchu offers Catching Up with Jesus. This feast of spiritual insight guides us through the tradition and offers the gospel story for us todayimaginative conversations and poetry that bring us into the lifegiving, loving, freeing experience of Jesus."

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    9780824522988
    Publication Date: 
    2005-04-30

    CATHOLIC COMPANION TO JESUS

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    Over 2 billion people on planet Earth call Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior, so it's only appropriate that Sr. Kathleen Glavich would focus on the Son of God for her next book in the award-winning Catholic Companion Series: The Catholic Companion to Jesus is an in-depth exploration of the life, times, and legacy of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Written in language that is easy to grasp for all readers, but comprehensive enough to be an academic resource, The Catholic Companion to Jesus delves into the prophets who preached of Christ's coming, the biblical and historical record of the life of Jesus, his ministry and miracles, his death and resurrection, the legacy he left to all of humanity, his role in modern life, and the second coming of the Messiah.

    The Catholic Companion to Jesus is intended to be a catalyst for anyone who wishes to know Jesus better.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780879464226
    Publication Date: 
    2010-01-24
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    CATHOLIC UPDATE GUIDE TO JESUS

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    "Who was Jesus? What is the core of his teaching and message to his followers? Why is he still one of the most loved and compelling figures of the past two thousand years? The "Catholic Update Guide to Jesus" gives readers an overview of the man who founded Christianity, and in the process, changed the life of millions. It looks at the life of Jesus from a historical and scriptural perspective, focusing on the Gospel accounts and events of his early life and ministry. It shows how, above all, Jesus was a faithful Jew who put more stock in love rather than law, embodying the Great Commandment: love God above all else and your neighbor as yourself. The book brings readers into today as it explores a theology of the Eucharist - our most personal experience of Christ alive in the Church. You will come to know why celebration of the Eucharist is important to nurturing a healthy faith, and discover the ways this unites us with all in the Body of Christ. Brief yet comprehensive, the "Catholic Update Guide to Jesus" lays the foundation for a better understanding of the Son of God."

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    9781616367619
    Publication Date: 
    2014-05-11
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    CAUGHT BY GRACE

    $8.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780818913631
    Publication Date: 
    2013-11-11

    CHALLENGE OF JESUS

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    Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well-publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright's lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. Read his thoughts in this original edition, or get the most recent edition for even more insight with an all-new introduction by the author. Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, "Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the wordJesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say." The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.

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    9780830822003
    Publication Date: 
    1999-11-13
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    CHALLENGE OF JESUS WITH DVD

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    Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well-publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright is widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. Out of his own commitment to both scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, "Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say." The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century. Now included in this special edition is the fifty-minute DVD Resurrection, shot on location in Israel, Greece and England. Here Wright presents the political, historical and theological issues of the first century and today regarding the startling claim that Jesus rose from the dead. Throughout he brings clarity and insight to one of the most profound mysteries in human history. Free group discussion guide to Resurrection DVD available at ivpress.com.

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    9780830838325

    CHARACTERS OF THE CRUCIFIXION

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    Fr. Fichtner offers a striking retelling of the passion narrative that enables anyone to participate in the crucifixion today as a Peter; Mary Magdalene; John, Son of Zebedee; or Mary, Mother of Jesus - not only in the suffering but also in the triumph. He vividly retells thirty-eight of Jesus' stories by characterizing fifteen people who are somehow, for better or worse, involved in the crucifixion of Christ. The characterizations are drawn from the gospel sources of the Passion narrative and described in the historical present tense to be applicable today. Each presentation concludes with a reflection-prayer that updates the event of the crucifixion and shows its personal and social implications.

    Adults or teens participating in passion plays will appreciate the insights Fr. Fichtner offers into these characters. For those seeking a lenten reflection, this look at human life at the start of the first millennium helps us reflect on our own lives at the start of the third.

    Chapters are Peter," "Judas Iscariot," "The High Priests," "Pontius Pilate," "The Crowd of Spectators," "Barabbas," "Roman Soldiers," "Simon of Cyrene," "Women of Jerusalem," "The Mother of the Zebedees," "The Two Thieves," "Mary Magdalene," "John, Son of Zebedee," "Mary, Mother of Jesus," and "Christ Crucified." Includes illustrations.

    "Joseph Fichtner, OSC, is a member of the Crosier community of Phoenix and assists at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. He is the author of numerous books and articles.""

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    9780814623602
    Publication Date: 
    2000-09-30
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    CHRIST

    $14.00

    With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise God s ancient covenant with Israel and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. For, having abandoned his chosen people to an impending holocaust at the hands of their Roman conquerors. God, in the person of Jesus, chooses to die with them, in what is effectively an act of divine suicide.
    On the basis of this shocking argument, Miles compels us to reassess Christ s entire life and teaching: His proclivity for the powerless and disgraced. His refusal to discriminate between friends and enemies. His transformation of defeat into a victory that redeems not just Israel but the entire world. Combining a close reading of the Gospels with a range of reference that includes Donne, Nietzche, and Elie Wiesel, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God is a work of magnificent eloquence and imagination."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780679781608
    Publication Date: 
    2002-11-04
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    CHRIST

    $26.95

    Following the brilliant success of his Pulitzer Prize-winning study of God as portrayed in the Old Testament--"God: A Biography"--Miles moves on to the New Testament and an equally stunning consideration of Christ.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780375400148
    Publication Date: 
    2001-10-29
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    CHRIST AND CHRISTIANITY

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781563380761
    Publication Date: 
    1996-12-31

    CHRIST AND CULTURE REVISITED

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    $24.00

    Called to live"in"the world, but not to be"of"it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that becomes more precarious the further our culture departs from its Judeo-Christian roots. How should members of the church interact with such a culture, especially as deeply enmeshed as most of us have become?D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to this problem. He begins by exploring the classic typology of H. Richard Niebuhr with its five Christ-culture options. Carson proposes that these disparate options are in reality one still larger vision. Using the Bible's own story line and the categories of biblical theology, he clearly lays out that unifying vision. Carson acknowledges the helpfulness of Niebuhr's grid and similar matrices but warns against giving them canonical force.More than just theoretical, "Christ and Culture Revisited"is also designed practically to help Christians untangle current messy debates on living in the world. Carson emphasizes that the relation between Christ and culture is not limited to an either/or cultural paradigm -- Christ"against"culture or Christ"transforming"culture. Instead Carson offers his own paradigm in which"all"the categories of biblical theology must be kept in mind simultaneously to inform the Christian worldview.While many other books on culture interact with Niebuhr, none of them takes anything like the biblical-theological approach adopted here. Groundbreaking and challenging, "Christ and Culture Revisited"is a tour de force."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802831743
    Publication Date: 
    2008-03-31
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