Christ Actually by James Carroll audiobook

Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age

By James Carroll
Read by James Carroll

Penguin Audio 9780670786039
13.58 Hours 1
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A New York Times bestselling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ, except this central one: What can we believe about—and how can we believe in—Jesus in the 21st century in light of the atrocities of the 20th century and the drift from religion that followed? What Carroll has discovered through decades of writing and lecturing is that he is far from alone in clinging to a received memory of Jesus that separates him from his crucial identity as a Jew, and therefore as a human. Yet if Jesus were not taken as divine, he would be of no interest to us. What can that mean now? Paradoxically, the key is his permanent Jewishness. No Christian himself, Jesus actually transcends Christianity. Drawing on both a wide range of scholarship as well as his own acute searching as a believer, Carroll takes a fresh look at the most familiar narratives of all—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Not simply another book about the “historical Jesus,” he takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy seriously, even as he retrieves the power of Jesus’ profound ordinariness, as an answer to his own last question—what is the future of Jesus Christ?—as the key to a renewal of faith.

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A New York Times bestselling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times

Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ, except this central one: What can we believe about—and how can we believe in—Jesus in the 21st century in light of the atrocities of the 20th century and the drift from religion that followed?

What Carroll has discovered through decades of writing and lecturing is that he is far from alone in clinging to a received memory of Jesus that separates him from his crucial identity as a Jew, and therefore as a human. Yet if Jesus were not taken as divine, he would be of no interest to us. What can that mean now? Paradoxically, the key is his permanent Jewishness. No Christian himself, Jesus actually transcends Christianity.

Drawing on both a wide range of scholarship as well as his own acute searching as a believer, Carroll takes a fresh look at the most familiar narratives of all—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Not simply another book about the “historical Jesus,” he takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy seriously, even as he retrieves the power of Jesus’ profound ordinariness, as an answer to his own last question—what is the future of Jesus Christ?—as the key to a renewal of faith.

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Author Bio: James Carroll

Author Bio: James Carroll

James Carroll is the author of twelve novels, most recently The Cloister, and nine works of nonfiction. For twenty-three years he published a weekly op-ed column in the Boston Globe. Other books include the National Book Award–winning An American Requiem; the New York Times bestselling Constantine’s Sword, winner of the National Jewish Book Award; House of War, winner of the PEN/Galbraith Award; and Jerusalem, Jerusalem. Carroll is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and an associate of the Mahindras Humanities Center at Harvard University. He lives in Boston with his wife, the writer Alexandra Marshall. Visit him at www.JamesCarroll.net.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 13.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English