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On Being a Disciple of the Crucified Nazarene
Unpublished Lectures and Sermons
Ernst Kasemann
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POD; Published: 5/3/2010
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6026-2
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360 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Translated by Roy A. Harrisville

Ernst Käsemann -- celebrated initiator of the twentieth-century "new quest of the historical Jesus" -- here talks about discipleship, faith, and the worldwide lordship of Christ. Consisting of twenty-eight previously untranslated lectures and sermons delivered between 1975 and 1996, this book shows a side of Käsemann not so clearly seen in his more famous theological works.

Käsemann carefully analyzes specific Bible passages and New Testament themes, using them to speak to the realities of the modern world, in which the majority of people live in a hell effectively created and sustained by the unjust greed of the white race. He is personal, provocative, and even combative throughout. A fascinating "Theological Review," written by Käsemann at age 90, is reprinted in the front matter.

Those who read or studied under Käsemann and learned to know (perhaps even distrust) him as a radical critic will discover here to their surprise a theologian out of sorts with the rigidity of orthodoxy and the narcissism of pietism but nonetheless radically and passionately committed to discipleship of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth.

Scot McKnight
Jesus Creed
"Käsemann's theology is about breaking free from the idols of his age, in fact of any age, and this collection of essays will put before readers a window into Käsemann's brilliant explorations of how to live as a disciple of Jesus in a world gone mad at times, in a world where we are called to resist, in a world where we are called to follow The Crucified One."