Item description for Jesus The Holy Fool by Elizabeth-Anne Stewart...
Richly written, Jesus the Holy Fool combines diverse images from religious traditions, world literature, Jungian archetype, and Scripture. Weaving the best theology and spirituality, Jesus the Holy Fool is a fresh and inviting Christology. The Scriptures tell us that religious leaders thought Jesus was "possessed," and his own family thought he was "crazy." In his open table fellowship, choice of followers, radical passion, and his death and resurrection, Jesus was willing to appear as a fool for the sake of God s reign. His teachings especially the parables, paradoxes, and the beatitudes advocate a way of life that is grounded in Holy Foolishness. Through an archetypal examination of the fool motif as it applies to Jesus in the Gospels, Jesus the Holy Fool develops the connections between holiness and folly. Offering new insights into Christology and exploring its practical pastoral ramifications, Jesus the Holy Fool presents Holy Foolishness as a paradigm for the Christian journey and as a new model of what it means for us to be church.
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Studio: Sheed & Ward
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Sheed & Ward
ISBN 1580510612 ISBN13 9781580510615
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More About Elizabeth-Anne Stewart
Born in England and raised both in England and on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta, Elizabeth-Anne Stewart is a life-long spiritual seeker who guides others through her preaching, teaching, spiritual direction, life coaching and writings. Though she lives in Chicago, Malta has always been her "sacred landscape," the setting for much of her poetry and prose as well as a place of pilgrimage to which she has taken many groups of American students, mostly from DePaul University where she taught and ministered for twenty-eight years. From 1986-2005, her scripture reflections appeared each Sunday in Living Faith, a quarterly publication with a subscription base of over half a million readers. In addition, thousands of others read her reflections in Catholic and Protestant church bulletins from Houston, USA, to Mooi River, South Africa; they were used by homilists, chaplains, and "ordinary people" in such settings as churches, hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, university campuses and family living rooms. Since 2005, Stewart has published Sunday BibleTalk, a monthly E-letter based on Sunday's liturgical readings; she offers retreats and workshops across the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Stewart earned a PhD in Theology from the University of Malta, as well as a B.A. in English, but holds several other degrees and certificates from British and American institutions. More information about Dr. Stewart's many books and articles can be found at www.elizabethannestewart.com