Jesus the Forgiving Victim offers something quite fresh in the field of introductions to faith while embracing a straightforward Christian orthodoxy. What James Alison had in mind was to restore to the Christian life the wonder and transformative power of discovering not some new Biblical fact or church doctrine, but that you are loved far more than you know. By embarking on this course, you join others on a journey of discovery that will open your hearts and minds to discovering new things about yourself and your faith. It is a journey from fake goodness, from a false and insecure self, to relaxing into a goodness and security not your own, but in which you discover yourself held. And it is a journey from a unity that needs to create victims toward a unity received from the risen and forgiving victim in our midst. Jesus the Forgiving Victim is a wonderful companion on your journey toward a deeper faith and fuller life in Christ.
This title was written for a course of introduction to Christian life. To learn more about the course, please visit the course website.
- Prayer: A case study in mimetic anthropology (session 9)
- The Portal and the half-way house (session 10)
James Alison’s books are available from many bookshops selling theological titles and any good bookshop will be able to order a copy for you.
Print ISBN 9780981812311
Also published in French