Rich in familiarity with Jesus Jewish world, Gerard Sloyan helps us discover a Jesus thoroughly situated in his own time and place. This impressive, clearly written work challenges readers to see both the historical Jesus who preached the in-breaking of Gods reign and the post-resurrection Jesus whom Christians named Lord and Savior.... word that literally meant actors in a play and would have had double force since Israel had no drama (7:5; see 23:1-36). ... He is reported in Matthew and Luke in nearly identical wording as saying that God and money cannot be served with equal ... But watch out for a smooth stone in place of a pocket bread or a snake when you expect a fish. ... False forth-tellers are all around you, frauds who do not have a clue regarding the future. ... The challenge the men encounter surprises us.
|Author||:||Gerard S. Sloyan|
|Publisher||:||Liturgical Press - 2008|