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Christ Actually

(2014)
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A New York Times best-selling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times

Critically acclaimed and best-selling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ, except this central one: What can we believe about - and how can we believe in - Jesus in the 21st century in light of the atrocities of the 20th century and the drift from religion that followed?

What Carroll has discovered through decades of writing and lecturing is that he is far from alone in clinging to a received memory of Jesus that separates him from his crucial identity as a Jew, and therefore as a human. Yet if Jesus were not taken as divine, he would be of no interest to us. What can that mean now? Paradoxically, the key is his permanent Jewishness. No Christian himself, Jesus actually transcends Christianity.

Drawing on both a wide range of scholarship as well as his own acute searching as a believer, Carroll takes a fresh look at the most familiar narratives of all - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Not simply another book about the "historical Jesus," he takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy seriously, even as he retrieves the power of Jesus' profound ordinariness, as an answer to his own last question - what is the future of Jesus Christ? - as the key to a renewal of faith.

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November 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-670-78603-9 / 978-0-670-78603-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Christ Actually: Reimagining Faith in the Modern Age
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-14-312784-5 / 978-0-14-312784-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-00-810348-8 / 978-0-00-810348-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
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November 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-61176-323-1 / 978-1-61176-323-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Christ Actually
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-553-54477-2 / 978-0-553-54477-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Title: Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: William Collins
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Title: Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Penguin Books
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