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Christ - A Crisis in the Life of God

Jack Miles

With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise-God's ancient covenant with Israel-and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. For, having abandoned his chosen people to an impending holocaust at the hands of their Roman conquerors. God, in the person of Jesus, chooses to die with them, in what is effectively an act of divine suicide. On the basis of this shocking argument, Miles compels us to reassess Christ's entire life and teaching: His proclivity for the powerless and disgraced. His refusal to discriminate between friends and enemies. His transformation of defeat into a victory that redeems not just Israel but the entire world. Combining a close reading of the Gospels with a range of reference that includes Donne, Nietzche, and Elie Wiesel, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God is a work of magnificent eloquence and imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition.

With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise-God's ancient covenant with Israel-and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. For, having abandoned his chosen people to an impending holocaust at the hands of their Roman conquerors. God, in the person of Jesus, chooses to die with them, in what is effectively an act of divine suicide. On the basis of this shocking argument, Miles compels us to reassess Christ's entire life and teaching: His proclivity for the powerless and disgraced. His refusal to discriminate between friends and enemies. His transformation of defeat into a victory that redeems not just Israel but the entire world. Combining a close reading of the Gospels with a range of reference that includes Donne, Nietzche, and Elie Wiesel, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God is a work of magnificent eloquence and imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise-God's ancient covenant with Israel-and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. For, having abandoned his chosen people to an impending holocaust at the hands of their Roman conquerors. God, in the person of Jesus, chooses to die with them, in what is effectively an act of divine suicide. On the basis of this shocking argument, Miles compels us to reassess Christ's entire life and teaching: His proclivity for the powerless and disgraced. His refusal to discriminate between friends and enemies. His transformation of defeat into a victory that redeems not just Israel but the entire world. Combining a close reading of the Gospels with a range of reference that includes Donne, Nietzche, and Elie Wiesel, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God is a work of magnificent eloquence and imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

10h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:22


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:05


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:02


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:33


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:16


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:47


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:36


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:13