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Rowan predictably does bits. Short book with genuine depth in each chapter. Going through the trial of Jesus sort of but more using each of the gospels as a launch pad to talk about justice, language, identity, etc. Then an interesting chapter on martyrdom and maybe another but I can't remember. Very helpful to understand why different writers (Matthew, mark, Luke and John or whoever wrote those books) seem to contradict each other and why that leads to far greater insight and depth. Take that D...
An excellent little volume looking at each of the Gospel's trial narratives. It seems to me that there is some definite influence from Bonhoeffer here, to good effect. Good, contemplative Lenten reading.
Great insights into the nature of the trials of Christ throughout the Gospel narratives. Dense with spiritual concepts and challenges.
Though provoking review of the canonical gospels and provides a new perspective of what the trial of Jesus Christ means for Christians.
To put it simply, this book is everything I thought it would be before I picked it up. A very thoughtful, in depth, illuminating analysis of Christ's trial accounts. In addition to the accounts that you expect (from the four Gospel accounts) they also have a section on martyrs and the trial of Christ from "The Grand Inquisitor" (part of the Brothers Karamazov). As the Brothers K is my favorite novel, I was enthralled to learn midway through reading the book that this was a chapter that was inclu...
This is a powerful little book, which has changed and deepened the way I look at the trial of Jesus in the Gospels. Over and over again, it provided me with clear language for things I've believed through my life, as well as challenges that have taught me about faith. I can't recommend this enough for Christians, and it was particularly strong for me to read it (in its intended time) as a Lenten devotion, and helpful to do so along with a class.It also struck me as remarkably "Anglican" in a way...
I found this to be a powerful and wonderful little book. It explores the trial of Jesus from the different perspective of the four Gospels and challenges the reader to reflect on their own encounter with "Christ on trial". What does such an encounter tell us about who Jesus was and indeed who we are? Refreshingly and discomfortingly challenges our expectations of life. Highly recommend to any serious thinker - whether a person of faith or an atheist.
A brilliant look at the trial scenes in each of the Gospels. While at times this book could be accused of atomism, Rowan Williams does an excellent job at keeping the reader staring into the face of Jesus on trial beyond what feels comfortable. It is here in the long gazing into the arrested Lord that one is able to see more clearly the nature of the Kingdom of God and therefore, also, the ethic to which his followers are called to live out.
I like the concept behind the book- a look at each Gospel writer's account of Jesus' trial, drawing out the distinctive themes of each one with application to how we perpetuate those same errant judgments.Williams is insightful and brilliant at times. However, the book suffers in my opinion from being too vague on many points.
Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, bases these reflections for Lent and Holy Week around the trial narratives of the four canonical Gospels. He draws out rich meaning on the themes of sin and judgment. I know I will re-read these reflections on the trial narratives of the Gospels in Holy Weeks to come. Williams is a brilliant theologian whose writing always touches me deeply.
Picked this up at The Regulator bookstore in North Carolina. Rowan Williams is the Arch-Bishop of Canterbury and is a sturdy theologian, strong thinker and good writer...I always pick his books up. Eddy introd'd me to him...a good find.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan_Wi...
Elke keer als ik een boek van Rowan Williams heb gelezen, bekijk ik de wereld en mezelf weer een beetje anders. Ik ben fan.
Enlightening, inspiring, comprehensive,..a thoroughly practical book with reflection questions at the end of each chapter.
Thoughtful analysis of the gospel accounts of Christ. My favorite book, so far, by Williams.