The Ways of Judgment
By (author) Oliver O'Donovan
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Ways of Judgment by Oliver O'Donovan
Book DescriptionThe trial, conviction, and death of an innocent man 2,000 years ago have particular resonance today. Atrocities from around the world shake us nearly every day, and we all experience trials in our own lives too. In this book the former Archbishop of Canterbury looks in depth at the trial of Jesus, using it to teach readers how to face the challenges of life in today's trying times. Bringing the biblical accounts of Jesus' trial vividly to life, Rowan Williams highlights what can be learned about Jesus from each of the four Gospel portraits. Mark shows a mysterious figure revealed as the Son of God. Matthew describes the Wisdom of God tried by foolish men. Luke presents a divine stranger. John speaks of the paradox of divinity submitting to judgement. These illuminating discussions are followed by a reflection on Christian martyrdom and a meditation on tyranny, freedom, and truth. A set of discussion questions and a thought-provoking prayer after each chapter make"Christ on Trial"an ideal book for study groups. Throughout the book Williams draws not only from the Bible but also from fiction, drama, and current events, pointing up ways in which society today continues to put Christ on trial. Even more, he argues that"all"Christians stand with Jesus before a watching world. Though we may not be directly confronted with death, we are nevertheless called daily to respond to the falsehood of such lures as power, influence, and prestige. Several words aptly describe this book by Rowan Williams: Profound. Incisive. Literary. Contemporary. Relevant. Prophetic."Christ on Trial"will move and change those who read it. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802863461
(227mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Oliver O'Donovan
Word in Small Boats, Paperback (March 2010)
Oliver O Donovan has been preaching and teaching for over three decades, committed to the perpetual voyage of service to the word of God. "The Word in Small Boats" offers thirty-two select sermons that he preached over the course of some twenty years as Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford."
Persons, Hardback (December 2006)
An examination and defence of the concept of personality, long central to Western moral culture but now increasingly under attack. Robert Spaemann tackles urgent practical questions, such as our treatment of the severely disabled human and the moral status of intelligent non-human animals.
Bonds of Imperfection, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Oliver O'Donovan
Two of today's leading experts on the Christian political tradition plumb significant moments in premodern Christian political thought, using them in original and adventurous ways to clarify, criticise, and redirect contemporary political perspectives and discussions.
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