An exploration of transcendent faith in modern times--from the author of the New York Times-bestselling Constantine's Sword What can we believe about--and how can we believe in--Jesus Christ in light of the Holocaust and other atrocities of the twentieth century and the drift from religion that followed? In this urgent and provocative work, award-winning author James Carroll traces centuries of religious history and theology to face this core challenge to modern faith and to rescue it for the secular age. Far from another book about the "historical Jesus," Christ Actually takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy, of secularism, seriously. Carroll retrieves the power of Jesus both as an answer to humanity's perennial longing for transcendence and as a figure of profound ordinariness--his simple life, and his call to imitate him, all suggest an answer to the question "What is the future of Jesus Christ?" This book points the way.
Author: James Carroll Publisher: Penguin Books Published: 10/06/2015 Pages: 368 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.60lbs Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.90d ISBN: 9780143127840
About the Author James Carroll is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University and a columnist for The Boston Globe. He is the author of ten novels and seven works of fiction. He lives in Boston.