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Christ : a crisis in the life of God

Author: Jack Miles
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise: God's ancient covenant with Israel, and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. Having abandoned his chosen people to an impending holocaust at the hands of their Roman conquerors, God, in the  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Miles
ISBN: 0679781609 9780679781608
OCLC Number: 51113502
Description: ix, 352 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jack Miles.

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With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise: God's ancient covenant with Israel, and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. Having abandoned his chosen people to an impending holocaust at the hands of their Roman conquerors, God, in the person of Jesus, chooses to die with them, in what is effectively an act of divine suicide. On the basis of this shocking argument, Miles compels us to reassess Christ's entire life and teaching: His proclivity for the powerless and disgraced, His refusal to discriminate between friends and enemies, His transformation of defeat into a victory that redeems not just Israel but the entire world. Miles combines a close reading of the Gospels with a range of references including Donne, Nietzche, and Elie Wiesel.

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