The Resurrection [A Theology Reading Guide]

April 13, 2017 — Leave a comment

 

With Easter upon us this weekend, here is our theology reading list of books that have been helpful for us in understanding the resurrection of Jesus for the life of the church… 

 

5.  Threatened With Resurrection: Self-Preservation and Christ’s Way of Peace

Jim Amstutz

Self-preservation is woven into the very fabric of our North American culture. From national defense policies against terrorism to the constitutional right to bear arms, society assumes that all have the right, even the obligation, to protect themselves and their loved ones from harm. Examining key biblical texts and the model of Jesus, Amstutz guides us to the faith understanding that Christ’s way of peace challenges the assumption of physical protection. This allows people of faith to proclaim that when threatened with death, we are really threatened with resurrection.



 

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Image Credit: Detail from the cover of
The Resurrection of the Son of God by N.T. Wright.