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At the Heart of the Gospel: Suffering in the Earliest Christian Message [Paperback]

By L. Ann Jervis (Author)
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Suffering, while a part of the human condition, is a state of being we would rather ignore. L. Ann Jervis here presents a convincing argument that human suffering is worth considering and offers the words of Paul as proof. Paul's insights into the predicament and significance of suffering provide the foundation for some of Christianity's most profound and unique contributions to understanding human life. Examination of three of his letters "1 Thessalonians, Philippians, and Romans" reveals his important reflections on accepting the suffering of believers in light of a conviction that, while we suffer, we know there will come a time when, because God's plan for creation does not include suffering, God will ultimately banish it. Consequently, believing sufferers are not victims of suffering. Jervis hopes that hearing Paul's words on suffering in a fresh light may allow readers to be deeply marked, like the saints and shapers of Christianity, by the power of a gospel of which it is not necessary to be ashamed, precisely because it is not easy, but transformative.

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Suffering, while part of the human condition, is a state of being we would rather ignore. L. Ann Jervis here presents a convincing argument that human suffering is worth considering, and she offers the words of Paul as proof. Paul's insights into the predicament and significance of suffering provide the foundation for some of Christianity's most profound and unique contributions to understanding human life. Examination of three of his letters -- Thessalonians, Philippians, and Romans -- reveals his important reflections on accepting the suffering of believers with the conviction that, even as we suffer, God's plan for creation does not include suffering, and God will ultimately banish it. As a result, believing sufferers are not victims of suffering. Jervis hopes that hearing Paul's words on suffering in a fresh light may allow readers to be deeply marked, like the saints and shapers of Christianity, by the power of a gospel of which it is not necessary to be ashamed, precisely because it is not easy but transformative.

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At the Heart of the Gospel: Suffering in the Earliest Christian Message by L. Ann Jervis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Century - 10/21/2008 page 26


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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   149
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.58" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN  0802839932  
ISBN13  9780802839930  


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A compelling and extensively researched essay of conviction and vindication  Oct 6, 2007
Anglican priest and professor of New Testament L. Ann Jervis presents At the Heart of the Gospel: Suffering in the Earliest Christian Message, a testament that suffering is a significant part of the human condition, and offering the Biblical words of Paul as proof. A close examination of three of Paul's letters (Thessalonians, Philippians, and Romans) reveals the importance of accepting the suffering of believers, with faith that even though we suffer, God's great plan for all creation does not include suffering and God will ultimately vanquish human misery. "Believers' liberation from sin unfortunately does not completely wipe out the past from our present - we still die because of sin (8:10). We believers may be able to hope for a future life for our bodies (8:11), but now both we and those who do not share our faith share the same fate: our physical bodies die." A compelling and extensively researched essay of conviction and vindication, highly recommended for Christian studies shelves.
 

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