Hard Saying: The Gospel and Culture

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""A Hard Saying": The Gospel and Culture examines how the Christian Churches inevitably domesticate the message of the Gospel as they shape their own cultures and how the Gospel always acts as a "thorn in the side" to such domestication. Studies of the gospel message on women, discipleship, marriage and celibacy, literary criticism, the Eucharist, health care, resurrection, and the Spirit, allow the living voice of the Gospel to be heard."--BOOK JACKET.
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Overview

""A Hard Saying": The Gospel and Culture examines how the Christian Churches inevitably domesticate the message of the Gospel as they shape their own cultures and how the Gospel always acts as a "thorn in the side" to such domestication. Studies of the gospel message on women, discipleship, marriage and celibacy, literary criticism, the Eucharist, health care, resurrection, and the Spirit, allow the living voice of the Gospel to be heard."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814659533
  • Publisher: Glazier, Michael, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Pt. 1 The Synoptic Gospels
1 Jesus and Women 3
2 Matthew 19:3-12 and Celibacy: A Redactional and Form-Critical Study 35
3 The Vocation of the Disciples in the Gospel of Mark 53
4 Narrative Criticism of the Gospels 85
Pt. 2 The Gospel of John
5 When Is John Talking about Sacraments? 109
6 John 18:15-27: A Johannine View of the Church 131
7 The Gospel of John: A Story of Two Paracletes 149
8 "God so loved the world." The Jesus of John's Gospel 167
Pt. 3 The New Testament and Contemporary Culture
9 Jesus Christ: The Question to Cultures 183
10 The Eucharist as Jesus' Presence to the Broken 211
11 Life, Healing, and the Bible: A Christian Challenge 237
12 Adventure with Nicodemus: An Exercise in Hermeneutics 259
Scriptural Index 281
Index of Ancient Writings 291
Author Index 292
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