A God of Incredible Surprises by Virgilio Elizondo
Jesus of Galilee (Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spirituality and Theology)

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Why was Jesus, Son of God, from an obscure village in Galilee? What does it mean to our spirituality that he chose not to seek favor from the powerful, but identified with the marginalized, the powerless and those in need of healing? In this remarkable rereading of the life of Jesus, theologian Virgilio Elizondo, cited by TIME Magazine as one of the spiritual innovators of our time, focuses on the humanity of Jesus and the healing his life offers to ourselves and our world today. Readers of this book will see Jesus in a new and powerful way. This is a thought-changing and life-changing book.

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Virgilio Elizondo is one of the leading Latino theologians in the U.S. today. Founder of the Mexican-American Cultural Center in San Antonio, TX and past Rector of the San Fernando Cathedral there, he is currently on the faculty of theology at the University of Notre Dame. His twelve books include Galilean Journey, Guadalupe: Mother of the New Creation, and The Way of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in the Americas. In 2007 Rev. Elizondo was the recipient of the Catholic Theological Society of America's John Courtney Murray Award, for distinguished achievement in the study of theology.
Published November 10, 2003 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 160 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Although Elizondo writes with the ardor and enthusiasm of an evangelist, his reflections on Jesus offer little that is truly new or compelling, and the book's main point that Jesus would have identified with the marginalized Mexicans and Mexican-Americans of modern-day San Antonio is repeated aga...

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