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Power & Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection [Paperback]

By Samuel Wells (Author)
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Samuel Wells shows how the characters in the Holy Week story face choices and experience feelings very similar to our own. He explores six kinds of power and demonstrates how Jesus? resurrection brings a new power that transforms the passion of our lives.

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Samuel Wells vividly paints the stories surrounding Jesus' cross and resurrection. We see the weakness of Pontius Pilate and Barabbas, and the compromised character of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. We discover the subtle power of Pilate's wife. And in Peter and Mary Magdalene we find the true power of resurrection, bringing forgiveness and ending the stranglehold of death, thus transforming all human passion. Through close readings of the gospel texts, Wells demonstrates the significance of these characters for faith and life today. In this book, structured with one chapter for each week of Lent, Wells guides us from the deathly power that put Jesus on the cross to the new power brought by Jesus' resurrection. The book offers opportunities at the end of each chapter for prayer and discussion. The Archbishop of Canterbury has selected Power and Passion as his Lent book for 2007.

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2007
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Age  18
ISBN  0310270170  
ISBN13  9780310270171  
UPC  025986270179  

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More About Samuel Wells

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Samuel Wells was born in Canada, studied in Oxford, Edinburgh, and Durham, UK and spent fourteen years in parish ministry in the Church of England, mostly in socially deprived areas, before moving to North Carolina to be Dean of the Chapel at Duke University and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke Divinity School. He has written several books in the field of theological ethics, including Transforming Fate into Destiny: The Theological Ethics of Stanley Hauerwas (2004), Improvisation and the Drama of Christian Ethics (2004) and Community-Led Estate Regeneration and the Local Church (2003). He co-edited with Stanley Hauerwas The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (Blackwell, 2004).

Samuel Wells currently resides in Cambridge. Samuel Wells was born in 1965.

Samuel Wells has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Challenges in Contemporary Theology
  2. Resources for Reconciliation

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