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Publication Date: 17 Jun 2010
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Author: James Alison
ISBN-13: 9780281063512, 9780281065554

Raising Abel

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By James Alison
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'James Alison has a very rare gift in making the New Testament really new to the reader. This book takes up and takes further the brilliant work he has already published on Jesus, and thinks through a comprehensive theology of how we are transformed, set free from a culture of terror and violence into a new condition of sharing in the imagination of Jesus. A deeply compelling book.' - Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

This groundbreaking book by controversial theologian James Alison was originally published in the UK under the title Living in the End Times: The last things re-imagined. In this revised version, the author has added an all-new chapter reflecting on his work in the light of the decade and more since publication, bringing a seminal work into the twenty-first century with a fresh and revealing relevance.

'James Alison gives us a book exceptional both for its realism regarding the psychic misery of our world and for its focusing on the central mysteries of the Gospels, the Passion and the Resurrection. What makes the book truly unique is its supreme and vibrant Christocentrism in a world where even many people of good will do not know, once again, where they have put the Lord. Instead of further undermining our faith, Raising Abel helps our unbelief.' - René Girard, of the Académie Française, Emeritus Professor, Stanford University
About the Author
JAMES ALISON is a Catholic theologian, priest and author. Following studies with the Dominicans in Oxford and at the Jesuit Theology Faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he has become a travelling teacher, lecturer and retreat leader. Having lived and worked in Mexico, Bolivia, Chile and the United States, as well as in his native England, he is currently based in Brazil. His books include Knowing Jesus, The Joy of Being Wrong, Undergoing God and, most recently, Broken Hearts and New Creations: Intimations of a Great Reversal.

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