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Raising Abel : the recovery of eschatological imagination

Author: James Alison
Publisher: New York : Crossroad Pub., 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raising Abel is a theological exploration of a huge change of mind: the change which the apostolic group underwent as a result of the Resurrection -- and how that paradigm can transform the world today. Making use of the thought of Rene Girard, the author shows how the God who was revealed by Jesus subverted the violent language, imagery and expectations of the early Christians.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; René Girard; René Girard; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Alison
ISBN: 082451565X 9780824515652
OCLC Number: 34357281
Language Note: The author's translation and adaptation of a course entitled Fijen las mentes en las cosas de arriba : recuperando la imaginacion escatologica, given at the Instituto Pedro de Cordoba, Santiago de Chile, 1994. (p. 11).
Notes: "A Crossroad Herder book."
Description: 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Fix your minds --
2. The living God --
3. The discovery of Jesus' imagination --
4. The heavens opened, and the kingdom out of joint --
5. Universality and time --
6. The apocalyptic imagination and the delayed parousia --
7. Training the eyes on the coming --
8. Hope : where boldness blossoms out of fear --
9. The marriage of the lamb has come.
Responsibility: James Alison.

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Raising Abel is a theological exploration of a huge change of mind: the change which the apostolic group underwent as a result of the Resurrection -- and how that paradigm can transform the world today. Making use of the thought of Rene Girard, the author shows how the God who was revealed by Jesus subverted the violent language, imagery and expectations of the early Christians.

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