Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel

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Harper Collins, Jan 5, 2000 - Religion - 224 pages

Who is the real Jesus? How can we experience the mystery, compelxity, and richness of his spirituality and teachings in our lives today? In this gently instructive and inspiring guide, Luke Timothy Johnson leads us to a deeper understanding and practice of classic Christian spirituality and faith. Translating his biblical scholarship into simple, elegant language, he offers a compelling and wise reflection on the real Jesus--not the reconstructed historical figure but the resurrected Christ, a living savior we can encounter every day.

Living Jesus elucidates the mystery of Jesus' resurrection and its central role in the Christian experience. It explores the diversity and fullness of the New Testament views of Christ, revealing how each book's perspective can deepen our understanding of Jesus. Profoundly insightful, Living Jesus offers valuable lessons on how we can accept the Gospels' powerful invitation to an authenic Christian spirituality.


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User Review  - jd234512 - LibraryThing

While the first quarter to half of this book tends to hammer home(somewhat incessantly) what is to be the subject of the book, the remainder is a jumbled mess that lacks much cohesion. I often found ... Read full review

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Excellent and concise!! This is a book written as an answer to the debate about the historical Jesus, a subject written on extensively by conservatives and liberals alike. Johnson (a catholic and an ... Read full review


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Luke Timothy Johnson is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of the New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. A Roman Catholic, Johnson was a Benedictine monk and priest before becoming a biblical scholar. He is the author of several scholarly books and has written for Commonwealth and Christian Century.

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