The universal Christ : how a forgotten reality can change everything we see, hope for, and believe / Richard Rohr
Book | Convergent Books | 2019 | First edition.

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First edition.
Description
260 pages ; 22 cm
Summary
"From one of the world's most influential spiritual thinkers, along-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called "Christ," and how this forgotten truth can transform everything we see, hope for, and believe. In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus's last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious squabbling, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God's constant, unfolding work in the world. "God loves things by becoming them," he writes, and Jesus's life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God--except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator's presence all around us, and in everyone we meet. Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-260).
Contents
Christ is not Jesus's last name -- Accepting that you are fully accepted -- Revealed in us as us -- Original goodness -- Love is the meaning -- A sacred wholeness -- Going somewhere good -- Doing and saying -- Things at their depth -- The feminine incarnation -- This is my body -- Why did Jesus die? -- It can't be carried alone -- The resurrection journey -- Two witnesses to Jesus and Christ -- Transformation and contemplation -- Beyond mere theology: two practices -- Afterword: Love after love.
Summary
Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus's last name? Rohr shows that our understandings have been limited by culture, religious squabbling, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, he articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God's constant, unfolding work in the world. Rohr believes Jesus's life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God-- except by its own negative choice. -- adapted from jacket
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Online version: Rohr, Richard, author. Universal Christ First edition. New York, NY : Convergent Books, [2019] 9781524762100 (DLC) 2019000797
ISBN
9781524762094 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1524762091 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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