The Challenge of Diversity: The Witness of Paul and the Gospels
Fortress Press, 1996 - 172 pages
This book is addressed primarily to Christians of various denominations in the United States-to parishes, both laity and clergy, and to students. The book is useful in teaching, preaching, spiritual formation, and mission. Its aim is simply to be a source of Christian renewal at both the personal and the parish levels as together we seek to minister to one another and to the world. It is an invitation to reach beyond our own perspective and to embrace a wider circle of diverse viewpoints as legitimate expressions of the Christian life-both in the New Testament and in the contemporary church-and to be open to learn and grow from them.
Galatians Justification by Grace
The Gospel of Mark Courage in the Face of Death
The Gospel of Matthew Righteousness before the Law
The Gospel of Luke Society with Mercy
The Gospel of John Eternal Life in the Present
Reading for Renewal
Reflections on Unity
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Page 106 - Go your way and tell John what things ye have seen and heard : the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...
Page 87 - Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Page 119 - Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Page 49 - Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.
Page 48 - Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
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