Resurrection: The Origin and Goal of the Christian Life (Paperback)Frank J. Matera (author)
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Written in a clear and accessible manner, Matera presents readers with a way to understand the central message of the New Testament and of Christian faith: God raised Jesus from the dead. Building on this message, he shows that the resurrection of Jesus enables and empowers believers to live in the world today and provides them with the assurance that God will raise them from the dead as well.
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 210 x 137 x 8 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
Dennis Hamm, SJ, Professor Emeritus at Creighton University
"With this volume, Fr. Matera offers inquiring Christians a valuable gift for Easter (or for any time of the year). In it, he clearly, concisely, and incisively presents the perspectives of the New Testament authors on the mystery of the resurrection and highlights the multi-faceted significance of the resurrection for individual Christians and the Church as a whole today."
Rev. Christopher Begg
Professor of Old Testament
Catholic University of America
Fr. Frank Matera is both a distinguished biblical scholar and a wise pastor. Both qualities are on display in this exceptionally clear and thorough study of the meaning of the Resurrection for Christian faith. Written for a broad audience it demonstrates that the mystery of the Resurrection not only reveals a God of Life and vindicates Jesus' mission to the world but also is the dynamic inspiration for the mission of the Church and for a hope-filled Christian life. Here is truly substantial and nourishing spiritual reading for those who want to plunge deeply into the beauty and power of the gospel.
Donald Senior, CP , President Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union
With his usual clarity and brilliance, Matera presents a comprehensive mosaic of the multiple images, metaphors, and expressions used by each of the New Testament authors to speak of Christ's resurrection. Like a diamond whose many facets refract the light differently with each turn, so Matera illumines the theological meaning of this mystery for Jesus' followers.
Barbara E. Reid, OP, Vice President and Academic Dean, Catholic Theological Union
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