Jesus Becoming Jesus (Paperback)
A Theological Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels
Catholic University of America Press, 9780813230450, 512pp.
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
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"Jesus Becoming Jesus is a masterwork by one of America's finest theologians -- a brilliant, profoundly Catholic act of scholarship, scrupulously thorough, beautifully written, faithful to Vatican II's Dei Verbum, and in service to the 'sacred page' as the Word of God. Father Weinandy has offered us yet another superb contribution to the life of the Church." - Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia "We are fortunate to have this excellent interpretation of the person of Jesus as presented in the Gospels. Many persons have longed for a more serious engagement between the study of the biblical text and the development of Christian doctrine. Fr. Weinandy provides the reader with an outstanding model for this classic--but too often neglected--spiritual discipline." - Gary Anderson, University of Notre Dame "This book is refreshingly--and also challengingly--different from most commentaries on the Gospels. Thomas Weinandy is a theologian for whom the church's doctrinal tradition is a living source of inspiration and insight. His reading of the Gospels is informed on every page by a fully incarnational and trinitarian faith. By focusing on the events of the Gospel narrative he forges a sophisticated and attractive theology of the saving acts of God. In these acts Jesus, he maintains, enters into his own identity as "YHWH saves." They are acts of the triune God, enacted in the humanity of Jesus so that humans can enter into communion with the triune God." - Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor of New Testament, St. Andrews University, Scotland "A significant new work of Christology. Few in the modern era have sought to write a full-scale systematic study of the mysteries of the life of Jesus. This is what Thomas Weinandy has provided. The Incarnation, Mariology, the virginal conception, the apostolic life and teaching, transfiguration and miracles, the atoning death and glorification of Christ: there is a wealth of original theological analysis in this book, presented in clear and accessible form. The author's longstanding study of historical exegesis, classical patristic doctrine, and modern Christological controversies is present in the background and gives rise to a deeply integrated theological portrait. This book is the fruit of a lifetime of learning and teaching but also of meditating profoundly on the mystery of Jesus Christ. Anyone interested in seeing Catholic systematic theology practiced at its best should read it." - Thomas Joseph White, OP, Dominican House of Studies, and author of The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (CUA Press)