“Nessun uomo è fatto per soffrire”. Giairo fa il pescatore, e da quando ha perso la sua famiglia vive in simbiosi con il lago che gliel’ha portata via. Nathanael ha rinunciato a una vita da mandriano per essere la famiglia che Giairo ha perduto. Sara vede nel mondo solo pace, e per Giairo è la speranza di un futuro che non crede di meritare. L’amicizia fra Giairo e Nathanael è ciò che permette all’uno e all’altro di sopravvivere, come due anime in punta di piedi sul ciglio dell’abisso, con la bocca appena sopra il pelo dell’acqua: a un passo dalla vita, a un passo dalla morte. L’arrivo di Sara nelle loro esistenze sembra ricordare a entrambi che le cose possono essere migliori. Fino a quando qualcuno non deciderà di prendersi ciò che non gli appartiene, spezzando il loro piccolo mondo. Dopo LEVI, un racconto di coraggio e redenzione per rispondere alla domanda che nessun uomo vorrebbe mai doversi porre: cosa sei disposto a fare per salvare coloro che ami? Una nuova storia di speranza tratta dal libro più letto del mondo, dove i personaggi secondari diventano protagonisti, e Il Protagonista diventa comparsa. Un racconto sugli effetti che il male ha sul cuore dell’uomo, e su ciò che salva dal buio più profondo, quando ogni altra luce si spegne: “l’amore più grande” cui ogni uomo è chiamato. Il tutto, ancora una volta, Sotto il cielo della Palestina.
Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.
Author: Fabrice Moireau, Dominique Fernandez
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
Rome Sketchbook transports the reader to the magnificent centre of ancient Europe, the home of breathtaking cityscapes and inspiring architecture such as the Trevi Fountain and St Peters Basilica. Inspired by this hub of art and historical heritage, Fabrice Moireau, the artist behind some of the other books in this acclaimed series which has covered such cities as Paris, London,Venice and Amsterdam presents a timeless collection of watercolour paintings and sketches that will be equally delightful to those already familiar with the city as well as visitors discovering it for the very first time. From glorious monuments to intimate street scenes, Moireaus deft brushstrokes beautifully capture the atmosphere of the eclectic, romantic and vibrant Italian capital.
Jesus the Christ
Author: Walter Kasper
Publisher: A&C Black
Here at last is a reissue of Kasper's major work with a brilliant new introduction surveying recent developments in Christology. Kasper assesses the Christological enterprise in the Church from the earliest down to the most recent times which can be recommended without hesitation to teacher and serious student. The book also provides a solid theological basis for preaching. Â This may also be described as a work of Christian serenity, but one which is not indifferent to current problems. It is the fruit of the deep peace which all men can gain from contemplation of Jesus the Christ. Â As Karl Rahner has said - this book is 'modern' in the very best sense of the word. Synthesising biblical, philosophical and traditional material, the book remains essential reading for specialists and is used widely for courses on Christology - the very basis of Christian theology itself.
Who Was Jesus?
Author: Kamal S. Salibi
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Seeks to uncover the historical figure of Jesus, and explore what it was about his teaching that created a dedicated following that propagated a religion in his name, and suggests that there may have been a conspiracy between Paul and Peter to disseminate a distorted image of Christ.
Did Jesus Exist?
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher: Harper Collins
In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts the question, "Did Jesus exist at all?" Ehrman vigorously defends the historical Jesus, identifies the most historically reliable sources for best understanding Jesus’ mission and message, and offers a compelling portrait of the person at the heart of the Christian tradition. Known as a master explainer with deep knowledge of the field, Bart Ehrman methodically demolishes both the scholarly and popular “mythicist” arguments against the existence of Jesus. Marshaling evidence from within the Bible and the wider historical record of the ancient world, Ehrman tackles the key issues that surround the mythologies associated with Jesus and the early Christian movement. In Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, Ehrman establishes the criterion for any genuine historical investigation and provides a robust defense of the methods required to discover the Jesus of history.
After years of practical work in overseas mission, studies of how the mission of Jesus has been carried on through the centuries, and teaching in the United States, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Africa, and China, Roger Schroeder set out to distill the wisdom he has gained and mix it with the wisdom of church teaching. The result is a book to help individuals, parishes, dioceses, and national churches grapple practically and put themselves heart and soul into the mission of being Christ in our suffering world.
When Prophecy Fails
Author: Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken, Stanley Schachter
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Publishers
In 1954 Leon Festinger, a brilliant young experimental social psychologist in the process of outlining a new theory of human behavior - the theory of cognitive dissonance - and his colleagues infiltrated a cult who believed the end of the world was only months away. How would these people feel when their prophecy remained unfulfilled? Would they admit the error of their prediction, or would they readjust their reality to make sense of the new circumstances?
The Vita Martini or Life of Martin of Sulpicius Severus is one of the classic Latin hagiographies. Its hero, Martin, was one of the first monks in the Western Roman Empire, and was also one of the first monk-bishops. His life, as presented by Sulpicius, is a series of confrontations: with various Emperors and other leading figures in the Roman state, with members of the -Arian heresy, - Christians whose theology of the Trinity placed them at odds with exponents of -Nicene- Christianity, with the his lax and venal fellow-bishops in Gaul, and above all with the Devil, whose various shows of strength and guile Martin faces down. The Vita Martini is a brilliant combination of Christian and classical culture, providing allusions both to the Bible and to authors such as Virgil and Sallust throughout. In addition to its intrinsic literary and historical interest, it is also an ideal first example of a -real Latin- text, with a series of vivid, anecdotal episodes. This edition provides a Latin text with facing English translation, along with a commentary addressing matters of linguistic, literary, theological, and wider cultural interest, taking into account the revolution in the study of 'late antiquity' in the last fifty years.
Author: Sharyn Echols Dowd
Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.
Dowd examines the Gospel of Mark from literary and theological perspectives, suggesting what the text may have meant to its first-century audience of Gentile and Jewish Christians. Mark is a Greco-Roman biography of Jesus written in an apocalyptic mode. Its theology is based on the message of the prophet Isaiah- the proclamation of release from bondage and a march toward freedom along the "way of the Lord."
In From Metaphysics to Midrash, Shaul Magid explores the exegetical tradition of Isaac Luria and his followers within the historical context in 16th-century Safed, a unique community that brought practitioners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam into close contact with one another. Luria's scripture became a theater in which kabbalists redrew boundaries of difference in areas of ethnicity, gender, and the human relation to the divine. Magid investigates how cultural influences altered scriptural exegesis of Lurianic Kabbala in its philosophical, hermeneutical, and historical perspectives. He suggests that Luria and his followers were far from cloistered. They used their considerable skills to weigh in on important matters of the day, offering, at times, some surprising solutions to perennial theological problems.