History And Faith: The Story Of The Passion - C. K. [Charles Kingsley] BarrettBritish Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC], 1967, Paperback (Stapled Wrappers).
Condition: Very Good. Wrappers a little tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.
First in this, paperback, edition.
From the cover: “History and Faith are six talks given on the Home Service during Holy Week 1967. C. K. Barrett who is Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham takes an historical approach. By describing the beliefs and religious institutions of Jesus’ contemporaries he helps us appreciate the context in which his followers had to interpret the events of the Passion and gives new force to our reading of the Gospels. He relates Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, his own words about his death, and the writings of his followers to this context of religious thought: to the Jewish idea of atonement and Old Testament writings on the redeeming power of innocent suffering. He gives us a way of approaching the central Christian revelation which separates the specifically Christian elements and shows how they can contribute to a coherent explanation of the meaning and purpose of life.
Questions about the meaning of the crucifixion and resurrection are too vast to allow of easy and unqualified answers. A great virtue of Professor Barren’s talks is that, through a discussion of history and changing ideas, he gives new understanding to our reading of familiar words and phrases in the New Testament.”