No Irrelevant Jesus: On Jesus and the Church Today

No Irrelevant Jesus: On Jesus and the Church Today

by Gerhard Lohfink

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ISBN-13: 9780814682647
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 02/17/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 623,926
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gerhard Lohfink was professor of New Testament exegesis at the University of Tübingen. Since 1986, he has lived and worked as a theologian for the Catholic Integrated Community. His many books include No Irrelevant Jesus, Jesus of NazarethDoes God Need the Church?, and Is This All There Is?,all from Liturgical Press.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 On Not Taming Jesus 1

Chapter 2 Jesus Revolutionizes Linear Time 20

Chapter 3 How Will the Hungry Be Filled in the Reign of God? 37

Chapter 4 How Did Jesus Heal? 47

Chapter 5 What Does the Love Commandment Mean? 64

Chapter 6 No Place for Warriors in the Name of God 75

Chapter 7 Did Jesus Die for "Many" or for "All"? 86

Chapter 8 How Could an Individual Redeem the Whole World? 90

Chapter 9 Jesus and the Shattered People of God 105

Chapter 10 The Canon and the Many Confessions 121

Chapter 11 Some Irenic Thoughts on the Episcopacy and the Primacy 132

Chapter 12 Must the Pope Be Conservative? 143

Chapter 13 What Constitutes the Church's "Newness"? 147

Chapter 14 The Church's Proper Name Is "Assembly" 160

Chapter 15 The Unknown Paul 175

Chapter 16 How a Sacrament Works 187

Chapter 17 A Catastrophe in the Life of David 207

Chapter 18 On the Sense and Nonsense of Good Intentions 220

Chapter 19 Has the Church Been Deprived of Fasting? 226

Chapter 20 Prayer as Access to Reality 231

Chapter 21 What Distinguishes Christianity from the Religions? 247

Chapter 22 Where Do We Get Our "Values"? 266

Chapter 23 The Magnificat: Signal for a Revolution 279

Chapter 24 Faith: How Does It Work? 285

Chapter 25 The Bible in My Life as an Exegete 301

Notes 315

Index of Biblical Citations and Other Ancient Literature 322

Index of Proper Names 328

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