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But beyond the challenging words of Jesus come the "hard sayings"; these persist in shaking us out of our easy .

But beyond the challenging words of Jesus come the "hard sayings"; these persist in shaking us out of our easy chairs of faith and stir us to reexamine the gospel in all its glory" the glory of the Crucified One. When it comes to stirring others to hear that hard message of the Cross and t "Challenge" has routinely been associated with the message of Jesus" and rightly s. The remarkable partnership of scholar and pastor, son and father, that stands behind this book helps the reader understand the profound challenge of the gospel, reflected in the difficult sayings of Jesus, the very ones often ignored or blunted incontemporary interpretation.

by James R. Carroll and John T. Carroll. They have teamed up to tackle some of the hardest sayings of Jesus.

John T. Carroll is Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament at Union . James R. Carroll (1919-2008) served the Presbyterian Church USA for decades as an ordained minister and spiritual leader. Carroll is Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He and Joel B. Green, with contributions from other members of the Society of Biblical Literature's Passion Narrative and Tradition in Early Christianity Group, wrote The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity.

Written in joint authorship by father and son, the book follows a two-step method of examination: First, the son provides a scholarly exegesis of a single text; then the father offers a sermon based on that same text. Acknowledging that not all the difficult sayings of Jesus are included for discussion, the authors choose to focus on three thematic categories of sayings: those that are hard to accept, those that are hard for modern readers to comprehend, and those that reveal the scandal of Jesus' humanity. Carroll, James R. Download PDF book format. Uniform Title: Bible. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Preaching the hard sayings of Jesus John T. Download DOC book format. Carroll is Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament and . John T. Carroll, Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus (Hendrickson Publishers). Carroll is Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament and Director of the Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Union Presbyterian Seminary.

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"Challenge" has routinely been associated with the message of Jesus—and rightly so. But beyond the challenging words of Jesus come the "hard sayings"; these persist in shaking us out of our easy chairs of faith and stir us to reexamine the gospel in all its glory—the glory of the Crucified One. When it comes to stirring others to hear that hard message of the Cross and to guiding the faithful in understanding the same, no one could ask for a better set of guides than James R. Carroll and his son, John T. Carroll. This blend of seasoned ministerial experience and solid scholarly talents yields a rich interpretation that is simultaneously down to earth and yet original and insightful.

"I am deeply impressed by how well this pair has managed to produce a work of stellar quality. . . . This is a remarkable collaboration and a remarkable book. I recommend it with great enthusiasm and some trepidation, which is as it should be. These are not light, cheery sayings [of Jesus] for those who are out of sorts. They are weighty and troubling words, intended for the self-satisfied as well as the unsatisfied, and the Carrolls do nothing to diminish their power or to relieve our unease. More power to them!"—David Noel Freedman, Professor of Hebrew Biblical Studies, University of California, San Diego

"Here is what authentic biblical study is all about, the interplay of strong scholarship and rich pastoral experience in the service of the church. The remarkable partnership of scholar and pastor, son and father, that stands behind this book helps the reader understand the profound challenge of the gospel, reflected in the difficult sayings of Jesus, the very ones often ignored or blunted in contemporary interpretation. This is a book to be savored by preachers and teachers of all denominations."—Donald Senior, C.P., President and Professor of New Testament Studies, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago


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Throw her heart
Fascinating writing. Easy read. Good insight into the teachings of Jesus.
net rider
My ultimate opinion on this book is that it is neither extremely helpful nor extremely harmful. When the authors stick to the text, they do a great job of exposing the words of Jesus. However, I have seen that the work is fraught with redactionistic assumptions (deciding Jesus did or didn't say something based on "additions" or "subtractions" from the story based on our interpretations of the author's biases). An excellent example of this is found in their exposition of Matthew 22:1-14 and Luke 14:16-24 - The Parable of the Wedding Feast. Ultimately, rather than recognizing that Jesus could have told the same story differently on two occassions or that Luke could have left details out, the authors decide that since Matthew was written post-Jerusalem-destruction, the verses referring to the king sending troops to destroy and burn the city could not have been in Jesus' original words. So rather than actually dealing with the hard words of Jesus recorded in Matthew, they opt to talk solely about Luke.

I'm afraid that this sort of thing happens over and over again. So while I have found some helpful nuggets and some deep thinking to challenge my soul, I fear that liberal-leaning of their scholarship makes this text dangerous to use. Nevertheless, with this hermeneutic identified, I do feel that the book can be a useful addition to one's library when used with caution.

-Jacob Hantla
Gldasiy
This is an excellent book for pastors! It is co-written by a father and son -- father James R. Carroll is a retired Presbyterian minister, and son John T. Carroll is a professor of New Testament at a Presbyterian seminary. They have teamed up to tackle some of the hardest sayings of Jesus.
For each passage, professor John gives a 3- or 4-page exegesis (under the heading "An Interpretation"), and then pastor James spends 3-4 pages helping us move from the desk to the pulpit (under the heading "Text to Sermon"). They have divided the book up as follows:
Chapter 1 -- The Scandel of Grace (Luke 10:30-35 The "Good Samaritan": Reimaging an Enemy; Luke 18:10-14a The Pharisee and the Tax Collector at Prayer: The Scandel of Grace for Sinners; Matt 20:1-15 All in a Day's (Or an Hour's?) Work: When Grace is Not Fair; Luke 15:11-32 On Being a Prodigal Father) **
Chapter 2 -- The Cost of Grace: Demands of Discipleship (Luke 14:26/Matt 10:37 For the Love of Family; Luke 16:18/Mark 10:11-12/Matt 5:31-32,19:9 On Divorce, Remarriage, and Adultery; Mark 9:42-48 Self-Abuse for the Sake of the Kingdom) **
Chapter 3 -- The Offense of Judgment (Mark 3:28-29 The Sin Not Forgiven; Matt 22:1-14/Luke 14:16-24 On Being Left Out at the Final Banquet; Matt 18:23-35 When Mercy Fails: The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant; Luke 16:19-31 Wealth: Barrier to Bliss? The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus) **
Chapter 4 -- A Jesus Hard to Understand: Two Elusive Parables (Luke 16:1-8a Honestly Now! In Praise of a Dishonest Manager?; Luke 11:5-8 Help at Midnight) **
Chapter 5 -- The Offense of Jesus' Humanity (Mark 9:1, 13:30 Jesus and the End of Time: Was He Mistaken?; Mark 14:36/Matt 26:39,42/Luke 22:42 Was Jesus Afraid to Die?; Mark 15:34 Were You There (God) When They Crudified My Lord?) **
I have used this book for the basis of my preaching several times, and the congregation has loved it. This book has given me a lot to think about -- it truly deals with the hardest sayings of Jesus, well-researched and well-written by this pastor-father and scholar-son.
Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus download epub
Bible Study & Reference
Author: James R. Carroll,John T. Carroll
ISBN: 1565632303
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Hendrickson Pub (January 1, 1997)
Pages: 174 pages