Luke: The Book of Blessings and Woes

Luke: The Book of Blessings and Woes

by Megan McKenna


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Luke: The Book of Blessings and Woes by Megan McKenna

For Christians of our time, Megan McKenna explores the meaning of the blessings and woes pronounced by Jesus on the plains of Galilee. She calls us to the heart of the gospel and to be converted to discipleship in Jesus' kingdom of God.

Readers learn about Jesus' teachings through his parables as well as through insightful stories about Zen masters, Jewish rabbis, Japanese gods, Sufi mystics and stories told by well-known figures such as Thomas Merton and Leo Tolstoy. We learn that compassion, the source of blessings, means being with others in their pain and suffering and knowing their pain as our own.

“McKenna explores the contemporary significance of the beatitudes and woes in Luke's sermon on the plain…. Her book is full of practical insight. It will be of most interest to those who seek to integrate their scholarly exegesis with practical application in ecclesial contexts.”

Religious Studies Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565483231
Publisher: New City Press NY
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

A well known workshop facilitator, retreat leader, and author of over 30 books, Megan McKenna received her doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. She has taught at many different schools, including Fordham University, the Washington Theological Union, and the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila. She also serves as an Ambassador of Peace for Pax Christi USA.

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