Includes bibliographical references.
|Series||Living issues discussion series -- v. 5|
|LC Classifications||BT78 .G76 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009032033|
The Paperback of the Theology As If Jesus Matters by Ted Grimsrud at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more!Author: Ted Grimsrud. Christian theology too often seems overly complicated, abstract, and removed from actual day-to-day life. Yet, Jesus’ own teachings are simple, concrete, and directly engaged with people’s lives. Theology as if Jesus Matters approaches Jesus’ life and teaching as the model and core content for theology. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Theology as If Jesus Matters: An Introduction to Christianity's Main Convictions (Living Issues Discussion) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Theology as if Jesus Matters is an accessible and persuasive articulation of why theology must always begin with and keep returning to the life of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Gospels. The immediate goals of the book are to "rehabilitate theology" for those who feel the church is irrelevant (15) and to reclaim theology from those who benefit when it is not consistent with the life of Jesus.
Theology as if Jesus matters: an introduction to Christianity's main convictions.  Includes bibliographical references. Theology as If Jesus Matters: An Introduction to Christianity's Main Convictions (Living Issues Discussion) by Ted Grimsrud ISBN ISBN Every essay makes a significant contribution to rethinking eschatology as if Jesus mattered—and forgiveness, and new beginnings beyond our human-generated hells of violence. The first part is devoted to biblical studies, chiefly on The Book of Revelation (René Girard’s longstanding apocalyptic interest having focussed almost exclusively on Gospel texts). An expanded version has been published as a book: Theology as if Jesus Matters: An Introduction to Christianity’s Main Convictions (Cascadia Publishing House, —the web page is here. ; here is a link to a pdf of the entire book). The essays linked to below are introductory and meant to be accessible to a wide audience.
The book bears the same title as one used by the great German New Testament scholar Rudolf Bultmann, famous for his program of demythologizing biblical texts. Wright treats Bultmann with respect while setting him aside. The aim of the book is to suggest that Jesus, properly understood, is an appropriate starting point for natural theology. Any genre -- theology, novels, biblical studies, historical, biographies, religious or secular, positive or negative, fiction or non-fiction. As long as it's about Jesus. (These lists are a democratic exercise, so if you think some of the books on this list are better than others. Theology Matters Page 13 assistance, all in the name of Jesus, trying to answer the question the lawyer asked Him, “And who is my neighbor?” Certainly the Reformation called us to be “a people of the Book,” which is why we are led into worship with an Open Book. We are called and gathered by the. Theology Matters P.O. Box Fredericksburg, VA or donate on our website (your gifts are tax deductible) _____ _____ Randal Working is President of Presbyterians for Faith, Family, and Ministry (PFFM). Alan Wisdom is Interim Editor of Theology Matters. The s of PFFM includes 12 people, clergy and lay, women and men.