Those Who Are familiar with White Eagle's gentle teaching from the world of spirit will know how often it brings a new understanding of the message of Jesus. Now, what White Eagle has said about Jesus' life and teaching has been collected from individual talks to make a book which will change many people's ways of thinking about Christian teaching.
White Eagle seeks to bring us close in heart and mind to Master Jesus, the Great Healer. He also reinterprets traditional teaching on communion, judgement, healing and salvation, from an inner viewpoint.
This book presents in readable, non-technical language the findings of the latest scholarship on one important aspect of 'who Jesus was' SH Jesus as healer. It guides readers through the New Testament's portraits of Jesus, as seen by modern biblical scholarship, setting the stage for these portraits by looking at sickness and its treatment in Jesus's day. The author concludes with a carefully weighed answer to the question 'did Jesus really heal?', and offers topics for discussion and suggestions for further reading which allow the interested reader to explore the subject in more detail.
Perspectives on Healing in the Writings of Mark, Luke, and Paul
Author: Audrey Dawson
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Healing by Jesus and the apostles is not a popular subject for biblical studies today, but the importance of healing in the first-century eastern Roman Empire was enormous. In the New Testament writings of Mark, Luke and Paul we find considerable variation in their use of divine healing. With respect to Jesus' healing, Mark and Luke both emphasize it, but differ in their representation of its purpose and source. Also, Mark's accounts of Jesus' healing combine with his overall description in the Gospel to underline his theological view (a theologia crucis), while Luke depicts healing as showing primarily the glory of God (although a theologia crucis is also present) and he presents the theological aspect of Jesus' healing within each healing narrative. Healing in the early church is then compared in Acts and Paul's undisputed letters. Luke continues to emphasize the power and evidential value of healing in spreading the gospel. Paul, instead, emphasizes the 'essence' of Jesus' ministry, love and compassion, and underplays healing, both by himself and by members of the churches he planted. The main reason for this seems to be because of his 'thorn in the flesh'; his physical weakness demonstrates that the gospel truth shines only because of Christ's influence. Paul's illness probably also sensitizes him to the risk of healing becoming a power which could compromise a fellowship based on love and equality. Finally, the legacy of Jesus' healing is considered briefly over the subsequent few centuries.
Liturgical Theology at the Margins of Life and Death
Author: Bruce T. Morrill
Pubpsher: Liturgical Press
Would many believers consider a wake or funeral an act of worship? What does it mean to say that in anointing the sick or administering Viaticum to the dying humans are healed? Such questions plumb the biblical and traditional depths of the paschal mystery. Just as Jesus' ministry at the social-religious margins revealed the center of his faith in God'??s reign, so also the church's ministry to sickness and death reveals much about the baptismal and Eucharistic worship so central to its entire life. In Divine Worship and Human Healing Bruce Morrill turns to the rites serving the sick, dying, deceased, and grieving to show why sacramental liturgy is so fundamental to the life of faith. Readers will appreciate both his compelling narratives from actual pastoral experience and his engagement with biblical, theological, historical, and social-scientific resources. Morrill invites readers to discover how the liturgical ministry of healing discloses God's merciful love amid communities of faith. Jesuit Father Bruce Morrill discusses new book on Liturgical Theology from Jesuit Conference USA on Vimeo. Bruce T. Morrill, SJ, holds the Edward A. Maloy Chair of Catholic Studies in the divinity school at Vanderbilt University where he is also Professor of Theological Studies. In addition to numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, he has published several books, most recently Encountering Christ in the Eucharist: The Paschal Mystery in People, Word, and Sacrament (Paulist Press, 2012). His most recent book with liturgical Press is Divine Worship and Human Healing: Liturgical Theology at the Margins of Life and Death Pueblo/Liturgical Press, 2009). "
Biblical texts create worlds of meaning and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help dedicated students in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The controlling perspective is expressed in the operative word of the title: interpreting. The primary focus of the series is not so much on the world behind the texts or out of which the texts have arisen as on the worlds created by the texts in their engagement with readers. In this volume, Donald Senior provides an up-to-date introduction to the Gospel of Matthew. The seven chapters of Part One focus on modern biblical scholarship and the interpretation of Matthew, discussing the sources and structure of the Gospel, its use of the Old Testament, its understanding of Jewish Law, its setting as a part of the mission of Christianity to the Gentiles, its Christology, its understanding of the nature of discipleship, and the community from which the Gospel originated. The six chapters of Part Two provide a structured guide to reading and interpreting Matthew's Gospel.
Â“In this brief but beautiful exposition of scripture, Fr. Witherup gives readers significant insights into the spiritual depths of MatthewÂ’s Gospel. With a masterful touch he leads those studying the gospel along sound lines of interpretation that will certainly reward all who use this book in conjunction with scripture for personal spiritual enrichment. Readers owe Fr. Witherup a debt of gratitude for bringing his expert interpretive skills to bear on the gospel. They will garner the benefits of serious scholarship without having to struggle with technicalities of sophisticated academics. All students of the Bible will profit greatly from reading this delightful commentary on Matthew.Â” Dr. Marion L. Soards Professor of New Test. Studies Louisville Presb. Theol. Sem. Author of The Apostle Paul Â“Ronald Witherup has long been known in the theological academy to be a great scholar and a great Christian.... In this commentary, he expresses in clear and lively language the essential meaning of every passage of MatthewÂ’s Gospel. He does not write as an intellectual (which he is) but as one who loves his Bible and his Lord, revealing to everyday Christians lessons too often reserved for scholars. He takes us from Christmas to Easter, from the Sermon on the Mount to the shocking trial before Pilate, treating every parable, every miracle, every episode in this Gospel story of Jesus in terms of its spiritual message for believers today. A wonderful guide to one of the most engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking books ever written!Â” Mark Allan Powell Trinity Lutheran Seminary Author of God With Us: A Pastoral Theology of Matthew
Contemplative and Celebratory Prayers and Worship Services for Youth Ministry
Author: Steven L. Case
Pubpsher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Why do you need this book?Because there are treasures in tradition.In stark contrast to the common belief that youth workers require nothing less than a light show, smoke machine, and sweaty punk-rock band to reach teenagers’ souls, more and more youth have actually been moving toward depth and quiet—and away from fluff and noise. Creeds, candles, silence, and ancient spiritual practices are all gaining understanding and popularity among students who’re passionately seeking otherworldly and mysterious fragrances. They’re realizing that there are treasures in tradition. The Book of Uncommon Prayer is your tool for unearthing, dusting off, and tapping into these treasures—but in ways that are completely contemporary and, more importantly, completely relevant to students.It’s personal.The prayers and worship services inside are written for youth ministry—for students and for youth workers! They tell the from-the-gut truth about what you and your kids face every day—and in language that won’t leave anybody scratching their heads.It’s practical.These tools are for just about any situation you can think of. Need a prayer for a lock-in? For family? For loving enemies? For final exams? How about a mind-blowing “Dumpster” Christmas service? An eye-opening service for All Hallows Eve? Or the most intense service for Good Friday you’ve ever experienced? They’re all here—along with many other innovative vehicles for bringing your students into communion with God.It’s unparalleled.This book is for all denominations. It doesn’t matter if you’re mainline or evangelical, Protestant or Catholic; The Book of Uncommon Prayer is geared for all teenagers and youth workers in Jesus’ church!There’s also an entire section of devotions and prayers written specifically for you, the youth worker, to renew and strengthen you when times are tough. Plus...we’ve included a bonus music CD in the back—Eucharist—an at-once moody and energetic, ancient-postmodern collection of songs straight from the “alternative worship” movement in the United Kingdom. Many services inside use songs from the Eucharist CD, and there’s even an entire service that uses the CD from start to finish.Mysterious. Practical. Treasure-filled. (Yes, uncommon, too!) The Book of Uncommon Prayer is a rich source of God-revealing worship and a one-of-a-kind guide for personal renewal that youth workers, camp counselors, Sunday school teachers, adult volunteers (and even students) will love.
This intratextual and intertextual reading of Mark's Gospel helps readers to appreciate the literary character, its setting in life, and its distinctive approaches to the Old Testament, Jesus, and early Christian theology. (Biblical Studies)