Life of Christ

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Crown Publishing Group, Aug 19, 2008 - Religion - 688 pages
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Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, Life of Christ has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen’s many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher, the healer, and most of all the Savior, whose promise has sustained humanity for two millennia.

With his customary insight and reverance, Sheen interprets the scripture and describes Christ, not only in historical perspective, but also in exciting and contemporary terms, seeing in Christ’s life both modern parallels and timeless lessons. His thoughtful, probing analysis provides new insight into well-known Gospel events.

An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and Biblical exegesis, from the best-known and most-loved American Catholic leader of the twentieth century, Life of Christ has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the message of Jesus Christ, this vivid retelling of the greatest story ever lived is a must read.
 

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User Review  - LaRiccia - LibraryThing

Definitely written during the rise of Freudian psychoanalysis, and all of Sheen's contempt for the same. Other than the distaste for the practice of clinical psychology that's really, I suspect ... Read full review

User Review  - Dee - Christianbook.com

It's great to see this book back in print! Each short chapter is like a sermonette, providing much to think and pray about. The Bishop's style is that of a gentle teacher, and his "Life of Christ" not ... Read full review

Contents

THE THREE SHORT CUTS
64
Four
84
Six
92
Eight
113
THE INTRUDER WHO WAS A WOMAN
155
THE BREAD OF LIFE
182
OUR LORDS TESTIMONY
202
TRANSFIGURATION
212
THE LAST SUPPER
395
THE SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS
404
OUR LORDS MY FATHER
448
THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN
458
THE KISS THAT BLISTERED
469
THE RELIGIOUS TRIAL
477
THE DENIALS OF PETER
489
SECOND TRIAL BEFORE PILATE
494

THE THREE LLUARRELINGS
218
THE ATTEMPTED ARREST AT THE FEAST
238
ONLY THE INNOCENT MAY CONDEMN
254
HIS HOUR HAD NOT YET COME
292
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308
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326
ENTRANCE INTO IERUSALEM
372
THE VISIT OF THE GREEKS
379
THE KINGS SON MARKED FOR DEATH
387
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510
THE SEVEN WORDS FROM THE CROSS
563
THE PIERCING OF THE SIDE
578
THE EARTHS MOST SERIOUS WOUND
585
THE DOORS BEING CLOSED
607
FINGERS HANDS AND NAILS
616
REPENTANCE
640
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FULTON J. SHEEN (1895 – 1979) was one of the most prominent Catholic leaders in American history. He was bishop of Rochester, national director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and television’s first religious broadcaster, hosting “Life is Worth Living” on the ABC network. Sheen’s cause for canonization is currently under consideration.

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