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Jesus of Nazareth

In 14 Book Corner on 2015/05/01 at 12:00 AM

Jesus of Nazareth

From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
In this bold, momentous work, Joseph Ratzinger-in his first book written since he became Pope-seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the Pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and invites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith.

From Jesus of Nazareth: “the great question that will be with us throughout this entire book: What did Jesus actually bring, if not world peace, universal prosperity, and a better world? What has he brought?

The answer is very simple: God. He has brought God! He has brought the God who formerly unveiled his countenance gradually first to Abraham, then to Moses and the Prophets, and then in the Wisdom Literature-the God who revealed his face only in Israel, even though he was also honored among the pagans in various shadowy guises. It is this God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the true God, whom he has brought to the peoples of the earth.

He has brought God, and now we know his face, now we can call upon him. Now we know the path that we human beings have to take in this world. Jesus has brought God and with God the truth about where we are going and where we come from: faith, hope, and love.”

Jesus of Nazareth
Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection

For Christians, Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, who died for the sins of the world, and who rose from the dead in triumph over sin and death. For non-Christians, he is almost anything else–a myth, a political revolutionary, a prophet whose teaching was misunderstood or distorted by his followers.

Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, and no myth, revolutionary, or misunderstood prophet, insists Benedict XVI. He thinks that the best of historical scholarship, while it can’t “prove” Jesus is the Son of God, certainly doesn’t disprove it. Indeed, Benedict maintains that the evidence, fairly considered, brings us face-to-face with the challenge of Jesus–a real man who taught and acted in ways that were tantamount to claims of divine authority, claims not easily dismissed as lunacy or deception.

Benedict XVI presents this challenge in his new book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, the sequel volume to Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration.

Why was Jesus rejected by the religious leaders of his day? Who was responsible for his death? Did he establish a Church to carry on his work? How did Jesus view his suffering and death? How should we? And, most importantly, did Jesus really rise from the dead and what does his resurrection mean? The story of Jesus raises many crucial questions.

Benedict brings to his study the vast learning of a brilliant scholar, the passionate searching of a great mind, and the deep compassion of a pastor’s heart. In the end, he dares readers to grapple with the meaning of Jesus’ life, teaching, death, and resurrection.

Jesus of Nazareth
His Infancy and Childhood

The momentous third and final volume in the Pope’s international bestselling Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing the stories of Jesus’ infancy and boyhood. This third part of the trilogy dedicated to Jesus of Nazareth begins with the Gospels and concludes with the contemporary man.

As the Pope wrote in volume two of this series, he attempts to “develop a way of observing and listening to the Jesus of the Gospels that can indeed lead to the personal encounter and that, through collective listening with Jesus’ disciples across the ages, can indeed attain sure knowledge of the real historical figure of Jesus.”

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The Gospel of Matthew “The King and His Kingdom”

In 15 Audio on 2014/04/03 at 12:00 AM

Host – Dr. Tim Grey and 4 students from the Augustine

Professor Tim Grey and 4 students from the Augustine discusses the first Gospel in the new Testament: St. Matthew’s. We’ll learn the genealogy of Jesus, the meaning of His parables, and his message of love.

The Gospel of Matthew “The King and His Kingdom”

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The Genealogy of Jesus, Matthew Chapter One 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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The Gospel of Matthew was the catechism for the first Christians, it is the TEACHING gospel. We’ll learn who is Jesus and the Church He founded. In Matthew Chapter 1, we’ll learn His genealogy.

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The Visit of the Wise Men, Baptism and Temptation of Jesus 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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Chapter 2 to 4. Our Bible study will start with Matthew chapter 2, Jesus’ Childhood. Also we’ll learn about the forty days and forty night He spend at the desert (chapter 4)

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“The Beatitudes” and “The Sermon on the Mountain” 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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Matthew Chapter 4 and 5. Dr. Gray discusses the Mission of Jesus on Earth, “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand “ (Matt 4:17) and the Sermon on the mountain The Beatitudes (Chapter 5)

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The Lord’s Prayer 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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Dr. Gray discusses St. Matthew’s gospel Chapters 5 and 6. We’ll keep learning about the Beatitudes (the Sermon of the mountain) in Chapter 5, and The meaning of “Our Father” Chapter 6.

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Trust in God 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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Dr. Gray discusses Chapters 7,8, and 9 of Matthew’s Gospel. In this episode we’ll see Jesus healing Peter’s Mother in Law, Healed the Leper, The centurion’s paralyzed servant. Also we’ll find Peace in Jesus words while he calm the waters and wind.

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The Mission of the Twelve 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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In Matthew’s gospel, chapter 10 we discover the mission of the apostles. And we’ll see Jesus doing his mighty deeds on the Sabbath . John’s messengers to Jesus.

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Parables of the Kingdom 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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Dr. Gray talks about the symbols, parables, and the message in Chapters 12 and 13 of Matthew’s gospel. And He gave the warning of Whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

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Peter’s Confession 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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The Father (God) reveled to Peter and he confessed to Jesus : “You are the Christ, and the Son of the living God What does it mean when Jesus said: ” You are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church.”

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The Transfiguration 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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Matthew 17

The kingdom of God: The church is not simply an institution of bureaucracy, it is the mystery of the Kingdom of God.

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Entry into Jerusalem 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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Jesus enters to Jerusalem. The same people who celebrated with Palms Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, where the same ones asking for his crucifixion, Why? Why did he clean the temple and loose his temper?

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Paying taxes 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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In this episode we’ll learn about the gospel of St. Matthew, Chapter 21 and 22. Jesus keep preaching with parables ( the Householder who planted a vineyard). And did he needed to pay taxes to Caesar?

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The Great Commandment 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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In this episode we’ll learn about the gospel of St. Matthew, Chapter 23, we’ll discover the great Commandment: ” To love one another “

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The Crucifixion 

Host – Dr. Tim Gray

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Professor Gray takes us trough the sixth hour when there was darkness over the land until the ninth hour.

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“Christ is also living now.”

In 01 Daily Meditations on 2014/01/10 at 12:00 AM
Live your life close to Christ. You should be another character in the Gospel, side by side with Peter, and John, and Andrew. For Christ is also living now: Iesus Christus, heri et hodie, ipse et in saecula! – Jesus Christ lives! Today, as yesterday, he is the same, for ever and ever. (The Forge, 8)

This is the love of Christ which each of us should try to practice in his own life. But to be Christ himself, we must see ourselves in him. It’s not enough to have a general idea of the spirit of Jesus’ life; we have to learn the details of his life and, through them, his attitudes. And, especially, we must contemplate his life, to derive from it strength, light, serenity, peace.

When you love someone, you want to know all about his life and character, so as to become like him. That is why we have to meditate on the life of Jesus, from his birth in a stable right up to his death and resurrection. In the early years of my life as a priest, I used to give people presents of copies of the Gospel and books about the life of Jesus. For we do need to know it well, to have it in our heart and mind, so that at any time, without any book, we can close our eyes and contemplate his life, watching it like a movie. In this way the words and actions of our Lord will come to mind in all the different circumstances of our life.

In this way we become involved in his life. It is not a matter of just thinking about Jesus, of recalling some scenes of his life. We must be completely involved and play a part in his life. (Christ is passing by, 107)

“We have to meditate on the life of Jesus Christ”

In 01 Daily Meditations on 2012/01/24 at 9:11 AM

I advised you to read the New Testament and to enter into each scene and take part in it, as one more of the characters. The minutes you spend in this way each day enable you to incarnate the Gospel, reflect it in your life and help others to reflect it. (Furrow, 672)

To be Christ himself, we must see ourselves in him. It’s not enough to have a general idea of the spirit of Jesus’ life; we have to learn the details of his life and, through them, his attitudes. And, especially, we must contemplate his life, to derive from it strength, light, serenity, peace.

When you love someone, you want to know all about his life and character, so as to become like him. That is why we have to meditate on the life of Jesus, from his birth in a stable right up to his death and resurrection. In the early years of my life as a priest, I used to give people presents of copies of the Gospel and books about the life of Jesus. For we do need to know it well, to have it in our heart and mind, so that at any time, without any book, we can close our eyes and contemplate his life, watching it like a movie. In this way the words and actions of our Lord will come to mind in all the different circumstances of our life. (Christ is passing by, 107)