Good News of Jesus
Reintroducing the Gospel
By (author) L. William Countryman
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Good News of Jesus by L. William Countryman
Book DescriptionAt the heart of Christianity stands the figure of Jesus and the message he embodied the gospel. This book seeks to make what is at the heart of the Christian religion available in a new way in our time. Many of those who read this book will already have some notion of what the Christian faith is about. Professor Countryman therefore writes: "I fear that the reader will bring to the reading of this book all kinds of assumptions that don't belong here; and I have tried to be explicit in rejecting some of these so that I can reintroduce something truer." Within the church and outside of it, people today are in a period of refocusing and rediscovery, asking what is really central to the Christian faith. Some claim that today's church has lost its heart, if not its soul. Countryman sounds a clarion call back to the gospel, the "good news." For in the end, he writes, "we must be prepared to choose the good news over everything else." Here, then, is a fundamental work that has grown out of and been tested in the parish, and that has served as a basic text for seminary courses in "Foundations of Christian Spirituality." L. William Countryman is Professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California, and author of The Language of Ordination: Ministry in an Ecumenical Context, also published by Trinity Press.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781563380501
(222mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group - Trinity
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author L. William Countryman
Calling On the Spirit in Unsettling Times, Paperback (April 2012)
Since its beginning, the Church has been full of conflicting views. This heartening and uplifting exploration of the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church today reminds us wisely and gently of the solid and deep common ground we have with each other.
Run, Shepherds, Run, Paperback (August 2005)
Countryman presents a poem a day for devotional reading during Advent and the 12 days of Christmas. Readers will find classic poets such as John Donne, Emily Dickinson, and Lord Tennyson, as well as contemporary poets, known and unknown.
Interpreting the Truth, Paperback (October 2003)» View all books by L. William Countryman
Using the model of "reading other people's mail," L. William Countryman proposes that we read the letters of the New Testament as an ongoing conversation between the text itself and the modern interpreter and the community.
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Author Biography - L. William Countryman
L. William Countryman is Sherman E. Johnson Professor in Biblical Studies at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. He is a popular speaker, and the author of many books including Gifted by Otherness, Living on the Border of the Holy, Forgiven and Forgiving, and Love Human and Divine, all available from Morehouse Publishing.
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