A God of Incredible Surprises: Jesus of Galilee

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Religion - 167 pages
Why was Jesus, Son of God, from an obscure village in Galilee? What does it mean to our spirituality that he chose not to seek favor from the powerful, but identified with the marginalized, the powerless and those in need of healing? In this remarkable rereading of the life of Jesus, theologian Virgilio Elizondo, cited by TIME Magazine as one of the spiritual innovators of our time, focuses on the humanity of Jesus and the healing his life offers to ourselves and our world today. Readers of this book will see Jesus in a new and powerful way. This is a thought-changing and life-changing book.
 

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One of the principal messages of Elizondo's (theology, Notre Dame; The Way of the Cross of the Americas) new book is to liken the Scriptures to our own lives and thereby come to know Jesus as a man ... Read full review

Contents

A Family Friend
1
So Human He Must Be Divine
11
Troublesome Beginnings
21
Unsuspected Beauty
33
Where Are You From?
45
A Transformative Experience
59
Restored Innocence
71
Scandalous Fiestas
85
The Beauty of Sacrifice
99
A Dying Gift
113
A New Humanity
125
If Jesus Had Lived in San Antonio
137
Bibliography
155
Index
161
About the Author
167
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Virgilio Elizondo is one of the leading Latino theologians in the U.S. today. Founder of the Mexican-American Cultural Center in San Antonio, TX and past Rector of the San Fernando Cathedral there, he is currently on the faculty of theology at the University of Notre Dame. His twelve books include Galilean Journey, Guadalupe: Mother of the New Creation, and The Way of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in the Americas. In 2007 Rev. Elizondo was the recipient of the Catholic Theological Society of America's John Courtney Murray Award, for distinguished achievement in the study of theology.

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