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Living the Sermon on the Mount


Living the Sermon on the Mount

A Practical Hope for Grace and Deliverance
Enduring Questions in Christian Life 1. Aufl.

von: Glen H Stassen

15,99 €

Verlag: Jossey-Bass
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 11.12.2014
ISBN/EAN: 9781119090984
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 240

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In Living the Sermon on the Mount, theologian and award-winning author Glen H. Stassen helps us to see that the revolutionary ideas in the Sermon on the Mount about loving and caring for each other, living in peace, and acting justly are not unattainable ideals but a recipe for wholeness and healing in our human relationships and deliverance from the vicious cycles that we get stuck in.
Editor’s Foreword ix Preface xiii Chapter 1 Seeking God’s Holy Presence on the Mountain 1 Chapter 2 Participating with Joy in the Reign of God 17 Chapter 3 The Beatitudes 38 Chapter 4 Practicing Reconciliation and Keeping Our Covenants 63 Chapter 5 Telling the Truth, Making Peace, Loving Our Enemies 82 Chapter 6 The Prayer of Jesus 106 Chapter 7 Investing in God’s Reign and Restorative Justice 125 Chapter 8 Forgoing Judgment for Forgiveness 144 Chapter 9 Practicing Loyalty to God, Not to Worldly Powers 166 Chapter 10 How to Tell a True Ethic from a False One 184 Notes 203 For Further Reading 211 The Author 215 Index 217
Glen H. Stassen is Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, a scholar in Christian ethics and biblical interpretation. He is the author of many articles and books including Kingdom Ethics (coauthored with David P. Gushee), which won Christianity Today's award for best book of the year in theology or ethics
More than two thousand years have passed since Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, and yet these powerful words still capture the imagination of Christians and non-Christians throughout the world. But they are also daunting—how can ordinary mortals live such a challenge? In Living the Sermon on the Mount, theologian and award-winning author Glen H. Stassen helps us to see that the revolutionary ideas in the Sermon on the Mount about loving and caring for each other, living in peace, and acting justly are not unattainable ideals but a recipe for wholeness and healing in our human relationships and deliverance from the vicious cycles that we get stuck in. Glen H. Stassen offers a road map to any Christian who wants to take Christ's challenge and live the life he had in mind for us. Living the Sermon on the Mount provides a more complete picture of Jesus, of what he was all about, and the kind of life he wanted his followers to lead. It also gives a glimpse into the God who sent him—a God who is present and active in the world, bringing us deliverance and healing. The Sermon on the Mount describes a God who is always doing new things, who is worthy of our trust and loyalty because of the depth of his love, mercy, and compassion. Once we come to truly believe in this God, our minds and hearts will open to Jesus' radical teachings.
Praise for Living the Sermon on the Mount "Glen H. Stassen is a rare combination of academic and activist who brings together profound biblical scholarship and a deep commitment to peacemaking. In Living the Sermon on the Mount he uses both to shed new light on the Sermon as a practical guide for daily living in the kingdom of God. There is no ethics professor who better helps us understand what is always the most important question for Christians–What would Jesus do?" —Jim Wallis, editor, Sojourners; author, God's Politics "This is the most helpful analysis of the Sermon on the Mount that I have ever studied. It does not paralyze readers with idealism and force us to dismissal, nor does it back off from a very real initiative that we can take." —Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest; founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation "Biblical, practical, clear. This is distinguished scholarship serving the church. Stassen writes in a clear, popular way, helping ordinary Christians understand what it means to follow Jesus today." —Ronald J. Sider, president, Evangelicals for Social Action "Glen H. Stassen's approach to scriptural inquiry is both beautifully homiletic and hermeneutically astute. His writing on scripturally infused discipleship has been a gift to the field for decades. This book is his culminating work, an unparalleled gift to readers who yearn to live into the joy and risk of following Jesus at close hand." —Rev. Dr. Amy Laura Hall, Duke University Divinity School "This book is the blessed fruit of Glen H. Stassen's seminal studies of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Laced with memorable stories that illustrate the Sermon on the Mount's realism, this book excels in its interpretation and appropriation of Jesus' hard words both personally and politically." —Willard M. Swartley, professor emeritus of the New Testament, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary "Glen H. Stassen offers a fresh reading of the Sermon on the Mount, one that invites contemporary Christians to see the joy that frames this ancient Christian text. For too long Christianity has trapped the Sermon within the confines of a static idealism. Stassen does not offer a lofty ethic, but a living, liberating way of life that celebrates the grace of God. Blessed are all who read it!" —Cheryl Bridges Johns, professor of Christian Formation, Church of God Theological Seminary
"This is the most helpful analysis of the Sermon on the Mount that I have ever studied. It does not paralyze readers with idealism and force us to dismissal, nor does it back off from a very real initiative that we can take." —Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest; founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico "This book is the blessed fruit of Glen H. Stassen’s seminal studies of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Laced with memorable stories that illustrate the Sermon on the Mount’s realism, this book excels in its interpretation and appropriation of Jesus’ hard words both personally and politically. Well written and often gripping, it deserves wide use by seminary and university students and church study groups.: —Willard M. Swartley, professor emeritus of the New Testament, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

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