Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration

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  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Ignatius Pr

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Responding to popular fads and books that distort the truth about the historical Jesus, the most respected spiritual leader in the world presents his inspiring and lucid insights from Sacred Scripture and Christian tradition about the real Jesus Christ. Renowned for his theological brilliance, and the profound spritiual depth of this writings, Pope Benedict XVI adds these gifts to the weight of his spiritual authority as the successor of St. Peter to present a powerful work on the cruscial question of the person and claims of Christ.

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. viii
Publisher's Notep. x
Forewordp. xi
Introduction: An Initial Reflection on the Mystery of Jesusp. 1
The Baptism of Jesusp. 9
The Temptations of Jesusp. 25
The Gospel of the Kingdom of Godp. 46
The Sermon on the Mountp. 64
The Beatitudesp. 70
The Torah of the Messiahp. 99
"You Have Heard That It Was Said... But I Say to You..."p. 99
The Dispute Concerning the Sabbathp. 106
The Fourth Commandment: The Family, the People, and the Community of Jesus' Disciplesp. 112
Compromise and Prophetic Radicalismp. 122
The Lord's Prayerp. 128
Our Father Who Art in Heavenp. 135
Hallowed Be Thy Namep. 142
Thy Kingdom Comep. 145
Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heavenp. 147
Give Us This Day Our Daily Breadp. 150
And Forgive Us Our Trespasses, as We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Usp. 157
And Lead Us Not into Temptationp. 160
But Deliver Us from Evilp. 164
The Disciplesp. 169
The Message of the Parablesp. 183
The Nature and Purpose of the Parablesp. 183
Three Major Parables from the Gospel of Lukep. 194
The Good Samaritan (Lk 10:25-37)p. 194
The Parable of the Two Brothers (the Prodigal Son and the Son Who Remained at Home) and the Good Father (Lk 15:11-32)p. 202
The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Lk 16:19-31)p. 211
The Principal Images of John's Gospelp. 218
Introduction: The Johannine Questionp. 218
The Principal Johannine Imagesp. 238
Waterp. 238
Vine and Winep. 248
Breadp. 263
The Shepherdp. 272
Two Milestones on Jesus' Way: Peter's Confession and the Transfigurationp. 287
Peter's Confessionp. 287
The Transfigurationp. 305
Jesus Declares His Identityp. 319
The Son of Manp. 321
The Sonp. 335
"I Am"p. 345
Glossaryp. 357
Bibliographyp. 365
Indexp. 375
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