"Edited [by] Masamba ma Mpolo, Reginald Stober [and] Evelyn V. Appiah".
"Published for the World Council of Churches by Uzima Press, Limited .. Nairobi" -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The theme 'Jesus Christ: the Life of the World' is a confessional evaluation of the socio-political and economic situation of the entire continent of Africa. The papers presented in this book indicate clearly that due to a number of factors, much of Africa today is less well-off than it was in 1960". -- back cover.
Contents:Contributors -- Foreword dated Accra, 1 May 1983 / Annie B. Jiagge -- Let there be Life: Introductory Remarks dated Geneva, February 1983 / The Editors -- 1. Life in its fullness / Nelson H. Charles -- 2. Jesus Christ : The Life of the World : A Black South African perspective / Simon S. Maimela -- 3. Jesus Christ: Word of Life / Masamba ma Mpolo -- 4. Reflections on the Assembly Theme / Sierra Leone Visitation Team -- 5. The Search for a Living Church in Africa / John S. Pobee -- 6. Towards a Self-Supporting African Church / Kimpianga Mahaniah -- 7. Developing Countries and the Nuclear Issue: Reflections of an African Scientist / Bena-Silu -- 8. The Challenge of African Churches and Countries / Kabiru Kinyanjui -- 9. Some Theological and Ethical Considerations in the African context / Henry Okullu -- 10. Wholeness of Life in Africa / M. Amba Oduyoye -- 11. Jesus Christ: The Crown of Life / Abba Garima -- 12. Jesus is the Fullness of my Life / N.K. Dzobo -- 13. The Living Christ is a Compassionate God / John Gatu -- 14. The Confession of Alexandria / All Africa Conference of Churches -- 15. The Birth of Life / Grace Yemi Ladokun -- Suggested Reading -- Reference Notes.
Contributors include two Anglican theologians: the Rt. Rev. Henry Okullu, Bishop of the diocese of Maseno South in the Anglican Church of Kenya and Dr. John Pobee of Ghana.
Colophon: Printed by Afropress Ltd., Lusaka Close, P.O. Box 30502, Nairobi, Kenya.
A reflection on Christ's life and especially his forty days in the wilderness when his ministry and choices for the future were made. "The work of beginning done, he limps out of the desert and into a life whose power will be suffering, his status -- a servant; his mission -- to become bread". "Jesus leaves the stones be. They are stones for God's holy reason. Hungry Jesus takes up himself the work of becoming bread. ... Hungry fed. The bread has no need to impress the hungry. People stuffed with cake may not notice the bread, people selling caramel corn may not admire the bread, but hungry people will find it. Pierced Hands will break the bread. It is not that the bread becomes the Body of Christ, but that the Body of Christ becomes the bread."
"Sermon on the occasion of the consecration of the Ven. John Pritchard as Bishop of Jarrow" [given Saturday 19 January 2002]. "At the consecration of a bishop we recall that the big picture makes Christ the heart of the message." The author based his remarks on an analysis of the Rose Window which has Christ as the central window/focus. "One of the biggest threats to church life is functional atheism. Which we can define as planning, acting, and living as if everything depended on us. The source of our life is prayer, study of the scriptures and worship." And finally, returning to the image of Christ at the centre of the rose window. "A book of Rose Windows notes that the centre of the rose unites the various points on the circumference. We speak of people being diametrically opposed. But in the window we cannot imagine people who are diametrically opposed, cat-calling or back-biting across the circle. For their words have to pass through the figure of Christ."
"For us, the image of two fishes represents a tension of the two aspects of Christ, the persona and the shadow, held together in a dynamic unity. We see this tension as an accurate image of Christ, and of the dynamism of living in Christ, who is both known and also the stranger who is not yet known. People generally regard the nature of Christ as known and complete. However, we at Two Fishes Press see Christ's nature as surprising, vital and changing. When we struggle to understand and have a relationship with this dynamic Christ, we change the nature of Christianity". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- Two Fishes / The Editors -- A Judgement / Marjorie Seguin -- The Truth Will Set You Free / Thayer Cluett -- Persona and Shadow / Thayer Cluett -- I. Christ as Stranger -- The Suffering Servant / Thayer Cluett -- Except It Die / Rosamond Bailey -- The Third Reich and the Kingdom of God / Thayer Cluett -- The Gerasene Demoniac / Marjorie Seguin -- The Serpent's Bite / Rosamond Bailey -- II. A Judgement on the Church -- Goodness and the Church / Marjorie Seguin -- Teaching Goodness / Marjorie Seguin -- Father John / The Editors -- The Tyranny of Consensus / Marjorie Seguin -- Anger and Prophecy / Holly Gwynne-Timothy and Gordon Gwynne-Timothy -- The Unspoken Agreement / Rosamond Bailey -- The Flagstone Path / Marjorie Seguin -- III. The Rejected Cornerstone -- Christ as Stone / The Editors -- The Cornerstone / Thayer Cluett -- The Neighbours / Rosamond Bailey -- Crossroads / Amy Bodman -- IV. A New Covenant -- Christ and The Apple / Rosamond Bailey -- A New Covenant / The Editors -- Christ in The Garden / Marjorie Seguin.
"Two Fishes Press was founded in 2005 to articulate a new perspective on the nature of Christ. [The] Editors ... share a background in the development of ideas linking an understanding of psychology with views of Christ's nature. Past projects have included a psychological journal, 'The Mirror', a documentary video 'Dry Bones: Christianity in Transition', and ten years working in association with the Anglican church in Canada, bridging theological and psychological perspectives on human nature and the nature of Christ. 'Christ in the Shadow' is the first book published by Two Fishes Press". -- back cover.
"Translation of: Le Christ est amerindien". -- verso of t.-p.
"Copyright 1995, Novalis-Saint Paul University, Ottawa. First published in Canada in 1995 by Novalis ... Toronto ... Published in the United States of America by Orbis Books".
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Introduction -- Part I: The Native American Peoples and Christianity -- The Amerindian Reality -- The Amerindian Religious Experience: Past and Present -- Amerindian Responses to Christianity -- Part II: The Hidden Face of the American Indian Christ -- "Who Do You Say I Am ? (Mk 8:29): Native People Respond -- The Sacred Pipe and Christ -- The Indian Road to Salvation -- The Universal Christ -- Conclusion -- Notes.
Author is "a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate". -- back cover.
The author, Archbishop of Perth and Primate of Australia, describes several types of love but focuses primarily on `agape' and makes two main points. First, that: "love in the distinctively Christian use of the term `agape', is not love in some general sense, but in a most particular and distinctive sense." "The word `agape' denotes the specific self-giving of the particular elf who was Jesus ... `Agape' is shorthand for the highly distinctive character of the love or self-giving that was expressed in Jesus' historical life and lifted up in awful beauty on the Cross." "Now if we hold that idea of the uniqueness of Jesus' self-giving in our minds, the second point about love that i want to focus upon is this: whenever we find ourselves loving others in generous self-giving, it has a certain spontaneity about it. Our loving possesses an uncontrived quality."
"1st printing: May 1982, 2nd printing: September 1982, 3rd printing: January 1983". -- verso of t.-p.
Also published in French with title: "Le festin de la vie : reflexion theologique sur le theme Jesus-Christ, vie du monde".
"`Wherever there is the conjunction of suffering and joy, of death and life, there is eucharist', said one of the participants at a meeting of theologians [at the Community of Grandchamp, Switzerland, in December 1981]. The World Council of Churches had convened the meeting to discuss the theme of its forthcoming Assembly: 'Jesus Christ -- the Life of the World'. [This book] draws upon and continues the reflection on the theme within a eucharistic framework. Through the many forms of death and the many signs of life it deals with, it sustains the vision of a world made whole in Jesus Christ." -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Philip Potter, General Secretary -- Preface dated Norwich, March 1982 / John Poulton -- Jesus Christ: The Life of the World -- Eating and Drinking -- Living Death -- Dying Life -- The Inner Spring -- Renewal Time -- Life in All Its Fullness.
"First published by Oxford University Press 1986. This edition published by McClelland and Stewart Inc., 1993". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliography (p. 137-138) and index.
"'For Christ's Sake' was originally written not to be controversial nor to disturb the faithful but as an attempt to wrestle anew with the only evidence about Jesus we have, the New Testament. I wanted to see whether its message, compromised and changed over the years to suite a range of political and other interests, could be released anew in terms ordinary people could understand. In other words, is there good news there for a spiritually confused and empty generation and can it be communicated to young and old alike ?" -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Easter 1993 / Tom Harpur -- Prologue -- The Problem -- The Stranger from Galilee -- The Message -- The Myth of the Virgin Birth -- The Humanity of Jesus -- The Teachings of Jesus -- Jesus as Prophet -- The Fourth Gospel -- The Acts of the Apostles -- The Miracles of Jesus -- The Titles of Jesus -- The Resurrection of Jesus -- Greek and Jewish Roots of the Orthodox View -- Jesus from Now On -- Notes -- Selected Readings -- Index.
Author is a former Anglican priest, writer and journalist.
"By Arthur Michael Ramsey, D.D., Archbishop of Canterbury".
"First Published January 1936. Reprinted by Novographic Process, February 1937. Second Edtion 1956. New Impression 1956. New Impressions by photolithography 1956, 1959 and 1961". -- verso of t.-p.
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition dated September 1955 / Michael Dunelm i.e. Michael Ramsey, Bishop of Durham -- Preface to the First Edition -- The Passion and the Church Today -- One Died For All -- Therefore All Died -- The Meaning of Unity -- The Gospel and Church Order -- The Gospel and Episcopacy -- Worship -- Liturgy -- The Truth of God -- The Church of the Fathers -- Developments in Catholicism -- The Reformers and the Church -- Ecclesia Anglicana -- Reunion, Death and Resurrection -- Appendix I: The See of Rome and Unity -- Appendix II: Archbishop William Temple on Apostolic Succession -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Names.
OTCH copy has printed stamp on inside flyleaf: Donated to Anglican Congress 1963.
"[By] Michael Ramsey, former Archbishop of Canterbury".
"Copyright 1990 by the Executors of Lord Ramsey. First published, 1936. Second Edition, 1956. First U.S. Edition (reprinting the second edition), 1990". -- verso of t.-p.. Originally published: 2nd ed. London: Longmans, Green, 1956.
"Reprint, with new pref. Originally published: 2nd ed. London: Longmans, Green, 1956". - C.I.P., verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Preface to the American Edition / Andrew F. Wissemann, Bishop of Western Massachusetts [1984-1992] -- Preface to the First Edition -- Cowley Publications -- The Passion and the Church To-Day -- One Died For All -- Therefore All Died -- The Meaning of Unity -- The Gospel and Church Order -- The Gospel and Episcopacy -- Worship -- Liturgy -- The Truth of God -- The Church of the Fathers -- Developments in Catholicism -- The Reformers and the Church -- Ecclesia Anglicana -- Reunion, Death and Resurrection -- Appendix I: The See of Rome and Unity -- Appendix II: Archbishop William Temple on Apostolic Succession -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Names.