Christ: A Biography of God as Man

Christ: A Biography of God as Man

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VGC.Heinemann,2001.Black hardback(small tear on the edge of the back cover,gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(small tear on the edge of the back Dj cover,small nicks,scratch and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Nice and clean pages with a small nick and light shelf wear on the outer edges,the copyright page of the book is missing,small nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC except for the missing copyright page and the tear on the cover and Dj cover.386pp including A Note to the reader,appendices I and II,notes,index.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph From Publishers Weekly: In God: A Biography, Miles observed that God undergoes remarkable changes in the biblical narrative, moving from action to silence. In this astonishing new book, Miles applies the same method to Jesus, God Incarnate, with even more remarkable results, arguing that the changing of the mind of God is the great subject, the epic argument, of the Christian Bible. Engaging in close readings of the Gospels (particularly John's), as well as sweeping impressions of the entire Bible, Miles intriguingly shows that God's incarnation in humanity was a way of talking once again to God's people. After Israel experienced defeat at the hands of the Babylonians, God promised to defeat this enemy, restoring Israel. But, forgetting this promise, God allowed Israel to continue to suffer, even as God struggled to address the situation in a different, less violent way. Miles argues that when God became human in Jesus of Nazareth, God suffered with Israel, and offered some revolutionary new teachings that indicate a change of mind. As God Incarnate, Jesus taught humanity that he must die in order to bring about a restored paradise. Weaving philosophy and literature into his reflections on the Bible, Miles offers literary perspectives on the life of Christ that are at once provocative and revelatory.