Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross

Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross

by Richard John Neuhaus
     
 

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Numerous writers and composers have been captivated by the suggestiveness of Jesus' Seven Last Words. But Richard John Neuhaus's sustained exploration of these utterances is something altogether different. Through them he plumbs the depths of human experience and sets forth the central narrative of Western civilization-the suffering, death, and resurrection of

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Numerous writers and composers have been captivated by the suggestiveness of Jesus' Seven Last Words. But Richard John Neuhaus's sustained exploration of these utterances is something altogether different. Through them he plumbs the depths of human experience and sets forth the central narrative of Western civilization-the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ-in a way that engages the attention of believers, unbelievers, and those who are not sure what they believe. Death on a Friday Afternoon is an invitation to the reader into a spiritual and intellectual exploration of the dark side of human experience with the promise of light and life on the far side of darkness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465049332
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
356,053
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Philip Zaleski
A masterful achievement.
—(Philip Zaleski, author of the Recollected Heart and editor of Gifts of the Spirit)
Mary Ann Glendon
A book for all seasons of the year and for every stage of one's journey through life.
—(Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University)

Meet the Author


Richard John Neuhaus is acclaimed as one of the foremost authorities on religion in the contemporary world and is President of the Institute on Religion and Public Life. He is the editor-in-chief of the Institute’s monthly publication First Things. He is the author of many books, including Freedom for Ministry, The Naked Public Square, The Catholic Movement, Believing Today, Death on a Friday Afternoon, and As I Lay Dying. A priest of the Archdiocese of New York, he lives in Manhattan.

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