Jesus A Meditation on His Stories and His Relationships With Women (Paperback)
|Author: Andrew M. Greeley|
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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: 3/4/2008
Dimensions: (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Age Range: NA
|Father Greeley examines the parables told by Jesus in search of a fuller understanding of the man and his message. This insightful tour of the Gospels strips away centuries of false and mistaken interpretations to get at the essential truth of who Jesus really was.|
From the Publisher:
An informal but thought-provoking collection of homilies by the author of
“We must begin our story of Jesus by granting him permission to surprise us endlessly....” ---from the Introduction
Jesus of Galilee taught through stories, which even today contain the power to startle us out of our prejudices and preconceptions. Now Father Andrew M. Greeley, one of America’s most beloved storytellers, examines the parables told by Jesus in search of a fuller understanding of the man and his message.
This engaging and informal collection of homilies reveals a Jesus whose simple parables carry profound lessons about the Kingdom of Heaven. Along the way, Father Greeley touches on such provocative topics as the significance of Jesus’s Jewish roots, his deep and revolutionary relationship with women, The Da Vinci Code, and The Passion of the Christ. He also singles out the four greatest parables, which best illustrate the infinite love and mercy of the God whose kingdom began with Jesus and continues even today.
As a storyteller, Jesus often surprised his listeners with unexpected twists that challenged them to see the world in a whole new light. Father Greeley’s insightful tour of the Gospels provides a fresh look at the parables that strips away centuries of false and mistaken interpretations to get at the essential truth of who Jesus really was and what he believed.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Reverend Andrew M. Greeley received an A.B. at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in 1950 and both an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. He has written extensively on religious and sociological topics in his column with the "Chicago Sun-Times", which began in 1985, and in numerous essays, articles, and non-fiction books. Father Greeley is also the best-selling author of a long list of novels, many of which are inspirational mysteries that examine spiritual and moral questions within modern society. A priest with what many would call liberal philosophies, Greeley produces bestsellers colored by both violence and sexuality, often detailing the sins and temptations of his distraught, ambivalent protagonists.