The Living Gospel

The Living Gospel

by Luke Timothy Johnson
ISBN-10:
0826476864
ISBN-13:
9780826476869
Pub. Date:
06/30/2005
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
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Overview

The Living Gospel

'On of my constant preoccupations is how to read the Scriptures for the life of the Church in a manner that is at once loving and critical, challenging yet charitable.'

In this new book, Luke Timothy Johnson examines dimensions of the New Testament as they apply directly to Christian life today. The gospel is the good news announced and embodied by Jesus. Johnson's passionate concern in the pages if this book is how this good news can be preached and lived out today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826476869
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/30/2005
Series: Continuum Icons Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 416,742
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part 1Theology of the Bible1
1Theology and the Spiritual Life3
2Suffering, Sin and Scripture11
3Wealth and Property in the New Testament19
4Sacrifice is the Body Language of Love27
5Preaching the Resurrection37
6Discerning God's Word43
7Jesus and the Little Children51
8Scripture and Discernment: the Case of Homosexuality59
9The Biblical Foundations of Matrimony67
10Reconciliation in the New Testament73
11The Things that Make for Peace83
Part 2Scripture91
12Renewing Catholic Biblical Scholarship93
13The Holy Spirit in the New Testament103
14John the Baptist: Prophet of the Great Reversal113
15How Saint Luke Affirms the World119
16How Saint Luke Challenges the World129
17The Not-So-Empty Tomb (Luke 24:1-11)139
Part 3Jesus, The Heart of the Gospel147
18The Search for (the Wrong) Jesus149
19Knowing Jesus through the Gospels161
20Learning Jesus in Liturgy169
21The Eucharist and the Identity of Jesus177
22How Does Jesus Save Us?191

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