At the Origin of the Christian Claim

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1998 - Religion - 125 pages
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In At the origin of the Christian claim Liugi Giussani examines Christ's "claim" to identify himself with the mystery that is the ultimate answer to our search for the meaning of existence.
Giussani argues that if we accept the hypothesis that the mystery entered the realm of human existence and spoke in human terms, the relationship between the individual and God is no longer based on a moral, imaginative or aesthetic human effort but instead on coming upon an event in one's life. Thus the religious method is overturned by Christ; in Christianity it is no longer the person who seeks to know the mystery but the mystery that makes himself known by entering history.
At the origin of the Christian claim presents an intriguing argument supported with ample documentation from the gospels and other theological writing.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Reason in Search of a Solution
9
The Need for Revelation
21
The Enigma as a Fact Within the Human Trajectory
29
How the Problem Arose in History
36
Concerning the Method
40
A Profound Certainty with Time
49
A Question Arises A Certainty Breaks Forth
55
The Explicit Declaration
70
The Conclusive Declaration
76
Human Stature
83
The Law of Life
92
The Mystery of the Incarnation
99
Notes
109
Subject Index
117
Author Index
127

The Essentials of the Pedagogy of Christs Self
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Monsignor Luigi Giussani (1922-2005) was the founder of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation in Italy. His works are available in fifteen languages and include the trilogy The Religious Sense, At the Origin of the Christian Claim, and Why th

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