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Capon, Robert Farrar

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Works: 42 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 7,667 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Commentaries  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BT375.2, 226.806
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Publications about Robert Farrar Capon
Publications by Robert Farrar Capon
Publications by Robert Farrar Capon, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Robert Farrar Capon
The supper of the lamb; a culinary reflection by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
From a passionate and talented chef who also happens to be an Episcopalian priest comes this surprising and thought-provoking treatise on everything from prayer to poetry to puff pastry. In The Supper of the Lamb, Capon talks about festal and ferial cooking, emerging as an inspirational voice extolling the benefits and wonders of old-fashioned home cooking in a world of fast food and prepackaged cuisine. This edition includes the original recipes and a new Introduction by Deborah Madison, the founder of Greens Restaurant in San Francisco and author of several cookbooks
Bed and board: plain talk about marriage by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Christian solutions to problems of marriage proffered in humorous style by an Episcopalian priest and father of six children
Hunting the divine fox; images and mystery in Christian faith by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
An offering of uncles; the priesthood of Adam and the shape of the world by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
The parables of judgment by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
"Capon points out how Jesus' message of judgment differed from the notions of both his enemies and his friends, who were looking for a strong, hell-bound condemnation of all evildoers. Jesus, in contrast, presents divine judgment against the backdrop of grace. Indeed, Capon agrues, the key to the parables of judgment is inclusion before exclusion, acceptance before judgment: grace ever remains the soveriegn consideration. Including such parables as the Laborers in the vineyard, the Raising of Lazarus, the Talents, the Cursing of the Fig tree, the Wicked tenants, and the Ten virgins, Capon treats each parable in its immediate context and in the wider biblical context and message of grace. He also shows how Jesus' impending passion and death form a most significant subtext for the parables of judgment."--Cover
The parables of grace by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
The third peacock : the goodness of God and the badness of the world / by Robert Farrar Capon by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
The parables of the kingdom by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
The fingerprints of God : tracking the divine suspect through a history of images by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
The mystery of Christ-- and why we don't get it by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Health, money, and love-- and why we don't enjoy them by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
The astonished heart : reclaiming the good news from the lost-and-found of church history by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
"Where has the church been, and what has it become? According to Robert Farrar Capon, the answers to these questions are in many ways dispiriting. Although the church has done much good, it has also made numerous blunders in its checkered history. Chief among them is that it has lost its astonishment over the Good News of the gospel - the gift of salvation we receive from Christ." "By taking readers on an illuminating ramble through the history of the church, Capon shows how we have lost this sense of astonishment by making Christianity into a religion that focuses on requirements and restrictions rather than on the Good News, and by turning the church, which should be a body of believers, into an institution that emphasizes its corporate functions to the detriment of its gospel message. After exploring all the ways in which the church has mis-embodied itself over the centuries, Capon explains how the church today might re-create itself. The key, according to Capon, is recovering the gift of astonishment with which it began." "Capon is fully alert to both the tragedy and the comedy of church history, and he covers this uneven ground with great heart and great humor - and genuine hope for the future of the church."--Jacket
Genesis : the movie by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
The creation story stands as one of the most familiar in Scripture. But, says best-selling author Robert Farrar Capon, most of us misconstrue it. The reason? We have fallen into the habit of reading Genesis the way we read all Scripture - as a manual of religious instructions. To break this (bad) habit, Capon here offers a whimsical yet fruitful approach - watching the Bible as a historical movie whose director is God. Though Capon does have fun with this concept, he's very serious about its liberating effects. "When you watch a movie," he says, "you never ask questions about whether the events depicted actually happened. Instead, you accept the history the director shows you on the screen. And, as Capon points put, we typically suspend judgement of a film until we've seen all of it, letting later scenes inform and enrich earlier ones. That, he says, is exactly how we need to see Genesis - as just the beginning of the whole movie of Scripture. Using this novel approach in Genesis, the Movie, Capon develops a commentary of theological scope and depth on the first three chapters of Genesis. He gives every verse as it appears in the Hebrew, the Septuagint, and the Vulgate, as well as in the KJV, RSV, and NRSV versions of the Bible. Making extensive use of Augustine's commentary of Genesis in his Confessions and De Genesi ad Litteram, Capon also shows the interpretive freedom with which the church's fathers and mothers approached Scripture
The foolishness of preaching : proclaiming the Gospel against the wisdom of the world by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
"In Part 1 of the book, "The Bedrock of Preaching," Capon discusses how essential it is to have "a passion for the Passion" (to believe passionately in the Good News of salvation in Christ), how to overcome the stumbling blocks to genuinely accepting grace, and how to relinquish a false sense of control over our salvation. This part of the book also has important things to say to those of us who listen to sermons and who look to the pulpit for words of grace and hope that are truly meaningful to our lives today." "In Part 2, "The Practice of Preaching," Capon concentrates on the mechanics of preaching in anything but a mechanical way. He begins by discussing the ingredients of preaching, emphasizing the importance of not just reading but really hearing the Word in the original Greek and Hebrew, and offers some pointed comments on the Common Lectionary. He then goes on to illustrate how to preach effectively from notes, giving specific, day-by-day suggestions for preparation. He also shows, using the full text of one of his sermons as an example, how to preach from a more fully written manuscript and explains how to move from first notes to final notes for a sermon, again using some of his own notes as an example."--Jacket
Kingdom, grace, judgment : paradox, outrage, and vindication in the parables of Jesus by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Between noon and three : a parable of romance, law, and the outrage of grace by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
The romance of the word : one man's love affair with theology : three books by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Food for thought : resurrecting the art of eating by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Exit 36 : a fictional chronicle by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The youngest day : Shelter Island's seasons in the light of grace by Robert Farrar Capon( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
 
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Capon, Robert Farrar
Farra Capon, Robert
Robert Farrar Capon American food writer and priest
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English (78)
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