SKU (ISBN): 9780814658512
Carl Kazmierski | Editor: Mary Ann Getty
Binding: Trade Paper
Zacchaeus Studies – New Testament
Publisher: Liturgical Press
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John the Baptist is one of the most fascinating and misunderstood people of the Bible. A prophet of two worlds, he calls out to the Israel of his own generation and to Christian believers of today to heed the most radical demands of conversion and newness of life.
What do we know of this popular and effective man who appeared so mysteriously on the fringes of society? Why did his vision for Israel become such a challenge to Jesus and to the early Christian Church? How do we recognize and respond today to the New Testament traditions about the Baptist?
Recognizing that those traditions hold the key to understanding, Kazmierski reflects on this rich and colorful portrait of John found in the New Testament. He invites us to respond to John’s person and message with the same enthusiasm as those generations of first believers, to hear the voice crying in the wilderness.