The Living Gospel
A&C Black, 17 août 2004 - 199 pages
Luke Timothy Johnson is an outstanding biblical scholar but also a writer with a rare gift for writing profoundly yet simply for a wide general audience. In this new book, Johnson examines certain key themes in the New Testament as they apply directly to the Church today. The Gospel is the central content of the Christian revelation, the glad tidings of redemption. Just as Christ's own teaching is a Gospel, so Johnson's passionate concern in the pages of this new book is how this Gospel can be preached and lived out today.
The book divides into three sections — Theology, Scriptural Reflections, and Jesus.
"One of my constant preoccupations," writes the author "is how to read the Scriptures for the life of the Church in a manner that is at once loving and critical, challenging yet charitable."
This book of short accessible chapters, contains Johnson's thought in concentrated and fresh form.
Theology and the Spiritual Life
Suffering Sin and Scripture
Wealth and Property in the New Testament
Sacrifice is the Body Language of Love
Preaching the Resurrection
Discerning Gods Word
Jesus and the Little Children
the Case of Homosexuality
Part Two Scripture
Renewing Catholic Biblical Scholarship
The Holy Spirit in the New Testament
Prophet of the Great Reversal
How Saint Luke Affirms the World
How Saint Luke Challenges the World
The Search for the Wrong Jesus
The Biblical Foundations of Matrimony
Reconciliation in the New Testament
The Things that Make for Peace
Learning Jesus in Liturgy
How Does Jesus Save Us?
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