Here is a collection of Herbert McCabe's more popular spiritual writings. McCabe was highly regarded as a writer on philosophy and theology but in true Dominican tradition (the Order of Preachers) he was also a brilliant preacher. He always preached in a lively and witty way - his style has been compared to that of G.K. Chesterton. This collection of his sermons and spiritual addresses are never platitudinous or short of ideas, filled with questions, arguments and solid intellectual content. The major influence on McCabe was the Bible but he was also a devoted admirer of the thought of St Thomas Aquinas, whose ideas saturated his public speaking. From the Bible, McCabe derived the notion of God leading us to happiness through the work of grace and through the life and teachings of Jesus. From Aquinas, McCabe derived a hatred of idolatry, a powerful sense of the incomprehensibility of God and a recognition that we depend on God's gracious revelation of himself rather that what we can work out on the basis of our limited understanding. A presiding theme in this book is that we are saved because of the life of someone fully human. God, Christ and Us communicates the essence of the Gospel in an original and compelling way. It can therefore be mentioned in the same breath as works by Dean Inge, Donald Soper, H.A. Williams and Leslie Weatherhead.
The Fulfillment of God s Purpose by the Growth of Christ in Us
God's intention is to come into man as another life to be man's life. God has no intention to ask us to do good, just as He has no intention to ask us to do evil. His intention is just to ask us to take Him in as life. Only God as life within us can express God. We cannot express God; only God Himself can express God. Hence, we need God as our life. We think that God is someone over us, above us, beside us, or behind us to support, help, and sustain us. In a sense, this is not wrong, but this is not God's central way. God's central way is to get into man to be man's life. This is why God made things so simple by putting man in front of the tree of life.
Emmanuel which being interpreted is God with us Christ and not themselves the subject of the preaching of the Apostles and of all true Ministers of the Gospel Two sermons on Matt i 23 and on 2 Cor iv 5 respectively by J L and W Steadman D D
In this cutting-edge collection of essays, an extraordinary and diverse group of biblical scholars, theologians, and ethicists from around the world offer perspectives on topics such as the New Testament portraits of Jesus of Nazareth and their reception history; interpretative efforts to understand the central claim that Christ became human; the consequences of the incarnation for our understanding of the variegated nature of humankind (i.e. what is the "body" into which Christ incarnated?); and the impact of Christ's humanity on the transformation of the human world.
In The Mystery of Godliness, W. Ian Thomas lays bare the reality of our weakness without God. While godliness may be a mystery, Thomas makes it clear that this is what God intends to create within us through Christ. For all those tired of trying to make it on their own, this book helps guide its readers back into the arms of the only One who can sustain them and make them whole.
It is basic to the Christian understanding of theology, history, and every other field of knowledge. Indeed, it is an issue so vast and significant that few books even attempt to span the broad spectrum of topics it raises.
The last discourse and prayer of our lord Jesus Christ with his disciples on the night before his crucifixion as recorded in st John s Gospel chapters xiii to xvii With practical remarks By W Jowett
Much has been said about why Jesus died. This book focuses on why Jesus lived. God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew shows that Jesus didn’t just come to be our teacher, a miracle work or prophet, or even just Israel’s savior and redeemer. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. Notable Scripture scholar Edward Sri leads readers on a faithful exploration of Jesus’s kingdom-building mission and how it revealed God presence, which remains with us today. Helpful discussion questions are provided for personal and group study. This newly expanded edition of the study originally titled The Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew is an outstanding introduction to the first gospel.