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Life of Christby Fulton J. Sheen
Synopses & Reviews
Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, Life of Christ has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen’s many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher, the healer, and most of all the Savior, whose promise has sustained humanity for two millennia.
With his customary insight and reverance, Sheen interprets the scripture and describes Christ, not only in historical perspective, but also in exciting and contemporary terms, seeing in Christ’s life both modern parallels and timeless lessons. His thoughtful, probing analysis provides new insight into well-known Gospel events.
An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and Biblical exegesis, from the best-known and most-loved American Catholic leader of the twentieth century, Life of Christ has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the message of Jesus Christ, this vivid retelling of the greatest story ever lived is a must read.
Modern parallels are drawn and age-old events are illuminated in Archbishop Sheen's account of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
Filled with compassion and brilliant scholarship, Fulton Sheen's recounting of the Birth, Life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ is as dramatic and moving as the subject Himself.
About the Author
FULTON J. SHEEN (1895 – 1979) was one of the most prominent Catholic leaders in American history. He was bishop of Rochester, national director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and television’s first religious broadcaster, hosting “Life is Worth Living” on the ABC network. Sheen’s cause for canonization is currently under consideration.
Table of Contents
The only person ever pre-announced — Early life of Christ — The three short cuts from the Cross — The Lamb of God — The beginning of "the hour" — The temple of His body — Nicodemus, the serpent, and the Cross — Savior of the world — The first public announcement of His death — The choosing of theTwelve — Beatitudes — The intruder who was a woman — The man who lost his head — The Bread of Life — The refusal to be a bread king — Purity and property — Our Lord's testimony concerning himself — Transfiguration — The three quarrelings — The attempted arrest at the Feast of Tabernacles — Only the innocent may condemn — The Good Shepherd — The Son of Man — Caesar or God — His hour had not yet come — The mightiest arrow in the divine quiver — More than a teacher — The pagans and the cross — The growing opposition — The fox and the hen — The resurrection that prepared his death — The woman who dimly foresaw his death — Entrance into Jerusalem — The visit of the Greeks — The king's son marked for death — The Last Supper — The servant of the servants — Judas — The divine lover's farewell — Our Lord's "My Father" — The agony in the garden — The kiss that blistered — The religious trial — The denials of Peter — Trial before Pilate — At the bottom of the list — Second trial before Pilate — The Crucifixion — The seven words from the cross — Seven words to the cross — The rending of the veil of the temple — The piercing of the side — The night friend of Christ — The earth's most serious wound : the empty tomb — The doors being closed — Fingers, hands, and nails — Love as the condition of authority — The divine mandate — Last appearance in Jerusalem — Repentance — The Ascension — Christ takes on a new body.
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