Sunday, March 01, 2009

Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel
By Luke Timothy Johnson
Harper San Francisco
© 1999
210 pages

Purpose: “I have written this book for people who, like me, find much of what is called spirituality too far removed from traditional Christian faith, and much of what is written about Jesus too little concerned with the transformation of human freedom” (preface).

Part 1: The Truth that is in Jesus
  • He is the Living One
  • Learning Jesus through tradition
  • He Bodies forth whose glory is past change
  • The process of learning Jesus
  • The living Jesus and the revelatory text
  • Paul’s witness to Jesus

Part 2: Jesus in the Gospels
  • One person in four Gospels
  • Jesus in Mark’s Gospel
  • Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel
  • Jesus in Luke-Acts
  • Jesus in John’s Gospel
  • The Continuing Mystery



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