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The Mystery of Christ . . . and Why We Don't Get It
POD; Published: 10/19/1993
ISBN: 978-0-8028-0121-0
Price: $ 23.99
202 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Widely recognized as a creative, insightful writer, Robert Farrar Capon offers still more of his uniquely provocative fare in The Mystery of Christ . . . and Why We Don't Get It. This engaging book probes the meaning of salvation — peace, forgiveness, grace, reconciliation — spoken of in the New Testament as a "mystery."

Reminding his readers, sometimes in startling ways, that salvation is a gift rather than a transaction, Capon uses a variety of dialogues to drive home the truth that "there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Along the way he explores guilt, forgiveness, love, anger, romance, grief, spiritual contentment, the Incarnation, reincarnation, resurrection, and more — and manages to make salvation something fresh and new in the process.
The Clergy Journal
"Robert Capon . . . has composed a wonderful book that is so full of God's grace that the reader, even those who affirm solo gratis, will be compelled to comment, ‘Hey, we do get it now!' In a simple and enjoyable manner, Capon clarifies the mystery of Christ, namely, that God's grace is free and sufficient to encompass every situation."
Pheme Perkins
--Boston College
"The Mystery of Christ is vintage Capon — wit, compassion, and a firm hold on the fact that the gospel is 'good news' without reserve. Closet Puritans and Pharisees, beware: Father Capon refuses to let guilt sneak in and make a system of redemption out of Christianity."
James A. Carpenter
--General Theological Seminary
"This is an exuberant, triumphant theology. A rigorous Paulinist, Capon is at least half right — a very good score for a theologian!"