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Overview Explores the Resurrection as the living center of Christian life, an event that should focus and shape our vision of Christian existence. What difference should the resurrection of the crucified Jesus make to Christian thought, to our sense of the cosmos, and our understanding of humanity itself? Despite the centrality of the resurrection in the New Testament and the Creed, the practical answer of many Christians might be: not much. In this light, Anthony Kelly sets out to affirm the resurrection as the living center of Christian life and the basis for its theological methods and themes. Without the resurrection, he writes, "hope would be a repressive optimism, or an accommodation to routine despair." Acknowledging that the resurrection, like a work of art, eludes any single point of view, Kelly shows why it remains the key to God's relationship to Jesus and ourselves, the most critical horizon from which to grasp the meaning and pattern of life, and the basis of our ultimate hopes.
Publishers Description In this book, Anthony Kelly sets out to affirm the resurrection as the living centre of Christian life and the basis for its theological methods and themes. He acknowledges that the resurrection resists any single interpretation, but shows how it remains key to God's relationship with Jesus and with ourselves.
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Christian Century - 10/06/2009 page 38
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.17" Width: 6.11" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570757704 ISBN13 9781570757709
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Christian Theology Nov 23, 2009
the Resurrection of Jesus is understood differntly in every age because every age identifies various "realities" to describe what is true and can be counted on. Phenomoneolgy is the viewpoint taken here to expose the reality of the resurrection to doubting 21st century eyes, given the science and world views that are coomon to us.