A Life of Jesus

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Paulist Press, 1978 - 179 страница
Novelist Shusaku Endo intended "to make Jesus understandable in terms of the religious psychology of my non-Christian countrymen and thus to demonstrate that Jesus is not alien to their religious sensibilities." He argues that his people would be more open to the motherly side of Jesus: the religious mentality of the Japanese is --just as it was at the time whba the people accepted Buddhism--responsive to one who "suffers with us" and who "allows for our weakness," but their mentality has little tolerance for any kind of transcendent being who judges humans harshly, then punishes them. In brief, the Japanese tend to seek in their gods and buddhas a warm-hearted mother rather than a stern father. With this fact always in mind I tried not so much to depict God in the father-image that tends to characterize Christianity, but rather to depict the kind-hearted maternal aspect of God revealed to us in the personality of Jesus.

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It was a pleasure to read this book. The author’s humility in naming it A Life of Jesus and not The Life of Jesus is refreshing. Many authors have tried to capture the life of Jesus. Each of these ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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Last year Shusaku Endo’s Silence topped my list of fiction favorites for the year so I was very interested in reading Endo’s non-fiction, A Life of Jesus. A Life of Jesus is Endo’s attempt to make the ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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FAREWELL TO THE DAILY LIFE OF NAZARETH
7
NEAR THE DEAD SEA
18
PERILOUS BEGINNINGS
29
SPRINGTIME IN GALILEE
41
SPIES
55
THE SON OF MAN HAS NOWHERE TO LAY HIS HEAD
69
JESUS THE INEFFECTUAL
79
JUDAS THE DOLOROUS MAN
89
JERUSALEM JERUSALEM
102
THE NIGHT OF THE ARREST
113
MEN WHO SIT IN JUDGMENT
129
INTO THY HANDS O LORD I COMMIT MY SPIRIT
143
THE QUESTION
156
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Страница 86 - Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
Страница 85 - For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Страница 156 - A.ND when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
Страница 156 - And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted : Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified : he is risen ; he is not here : behold the place where they laid him.
Страница 157 - It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other -women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales ; and they believed them not.
Страница 107 - Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on an ass, on a colt the foal of an ass.
Страница 16 - Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit...
Страница 156 - And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
Страница 156 - And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
Страница 145 - Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden ; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day ; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

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Shusaku Endo was born in Tokyo in 1923 and, with his family, converted to Catholicism while he was still a child. Much of his writing centers on the conflict this conversion engendered as he struggled to develop faith in a deity foreign to Japanese culture. His writings also reflect on his experiences during World War II during the bombings and the subsequent shortage of basic human necessities for the Japanese people. He explores the suffering endured and the inevitable shock wave upon human relationships and the human psyche. Endo graduated from Keio University and then journeyed to France after the war to continue his studies, but was forced to return to Japan because of illness. After a period of convalescence Endo decided on a writing career, publishing his first novel, Shiroihito, in 1955. His novel The Samurai, published in the United States in 1996, is considered one of his finest works. His novel Silence, was made into a major motion picture and premiered in November 2016. Endo's reputation is due in part to his exploration of moral dilemma as it relates to divergent cultures. Endo has won many literary awards. In 1982 he was elected to the Japan Arts Academy. Shusaku Endo died in 1996.

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