Christ on Trial: How the Gospel Unsettles Our Judgement by Rowan Williams - PDF and EPUB eBook

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The trial, conviction, and death of an innocent man 2,000 years ago have particular resonance today. Atrocities from around the...

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Exact title of the book
Christ on Trial: How the Gospel Unsettles Our Judgement
Book author
Rowan Williams
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
157 pages
Language
English
Published
July 18th 2003 by Eerdmans
File size (in PDF)
628 kB
Christ on Trial: How the Gospel Unsettles Our Judgement

Some brief overview of book

The trial, conviction, and death of an innocent man 2,000 years ago have particular resonance today. Atrocities from around the world shake us nearly every day, and we all experience trials in our own lives too. In this book the former Archbishop of Canterbury looks in depth at the trial of Jesus, using it to teach readers how to face the challenges of life in today's trying times.

Bringing the biblical accounts of Jesu's trial vividly to life, Rowan Williams highlights what can be learned about Jesus from each of the four Gospel portraits. Mark shows a mysterious figure revealed as the Son of God. Matthew describes the Wisdom of God tried by foolish men.

Luke presents a divine stranger. John speaks of the paradox of divinity submitting to judgement. These illuminating discussions are followed by a reflection on Christian martyrdom and a meditation on tyranny, freedom, and truth.

A set of discussion questions and a thought-provoking prayer after each chapter make Christ on Trial an ideal book for study groups. Throughout the book Williams draws not only from the Bible but also from fiction, drama, and current events, pointing up ways in which society today continues to put Christ on trial. Even more, he argues that all Christians stand with Jesus before a watching world.

Though we may not be directly confronted with death, we are nevertheless called daily to respond to the falsehood of such lures as power, influence, and prestige. Several words aptly describe this book by Rowan Williams: Profound. Incisive.

Literary. Contemporary. Relevant.

Prophetic. Christ on Trial will move and change those who read it.