9780802863461-0802863469-The Ways of Judgement (Bampton Lectures)

The Ways of Judgement (Bampton Lectures)

ISBN-13: 9780802863461
ISBN-10: 0802863469
Author: O'Donovan, Oliver
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780802863461
ISBN-10: 0802863469
Author: O'Donovan, Oliver
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors O'Donovan, Oliver wrote The Ways of Judgement (Bampton Lectures) comprising 352 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0802863469 and 9780802863461. Since then The Ways of Judgement (Bampton Lectures) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.23 or rent at the marketplace.

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The trial, conviction, and death of an innocent man 2,000 years ago have particular resonance today. Atrocities from around the world shake us nearly every day, and we all experience trials in our own lives too. In this book the former Archbishop of Canterbury looks in depth at the trial of Jesus, using it to teach readers how to face the challenges of life in today's trying times.

Bringing the biblical accounts of Jesus' trial vividly to life, Rowan Williams highlights what can be learned about Jesus from each of the four Gospel portraits. Mark shows a mysterious figure revealed as the Son of God. Matthew describes the Wisdom of God tried by foolish men. Luke presents a divine stranger. John speaks of the paradox of divinity submitting to judgement. These illuminating discussions are followed by a reflection on Christian martyrdom and a meditation on tyranny, freedom, and truth. A set of discussion questions and a thought-provoking prayer after each chapter make Christ on Trial an ideal book for study groups.

Throughout the book Williams draws not only from the Bible but also from fiction, drama, and current events, pointing up ways in which society today continues to put Christ on trial. Even more, he argues that all Christians stand with Jesus before a watching world. Though we may not be directly confronted with death, we are nevertheless called daily to respond to the falsehood of such lures as power, influence, and prestige.

Several words aptly describe this book by Rowan Williams: Profound. Incisive. Literary. Contemporary. Relevant. Prophetic. Christ on Trial will move and change those who read it.

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