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CLASH WITH THE PHARISEES OF JERUSALEM ON TRADITION (15:1-20)

2021-03-13T09:16:55+00:00

4. CLASH WITH THE PHARISEES OF JERUSALEM ON TRADITION (15:1-20)   A. For Boyarin it was the Pharisees who went beyond Moses, not Jesus. My conviction about the continuity between the Old and New Testament goes back several years and has always been based on the ‘text itself’ of the Bible. I must admit, however, that reading a book by the Jew Daniel Boyarin has strengthened and enriched a conclusion I had already reached (‘The Jewish Gospels’, Castelvecchi, 2012). In the ‘Foreword’ by Jack Miles, Boyarin is defined as “one of the two or three greatest rabbinic scholars in the world” [...]

CLASH WITH THE PHARISEES OF JERUSALEM ON TRADITION (15:1-20)2021-03-13T09:16:55+00:00

DIALOGUE ABOUT SUFFERING

2021-01-01T10:12:13+00:00

My wife Gilda uses the wheelchair since 1989, having become paraplegic after a car accident. In 2005 our friend Daniele Bastari invited her to share some thoughts in the Adventist church of Lentini (Syracuse) and, as a preparation for the oral exposition, she prepared the following four pages text. Alessia Lanini, a young friend that we met less than a year ago, appreciated these reflections very much and, being in England for a time, she decided to edit the English translation. That has been an encouragement to share with my friends the Italian text, with the possibility of downloading the file [...]

DIALOGUE ABOUT SUFFERING2021-01-01T10:12:13+00:00

JESUS’ LORDSHIP

2021-02-12T17:24:22+00:00

Chapter 7 PREPARATIONS BEFORE THE PUBLIC MINISTRY(3:13 TO 4:22) 2.THE SPIRIT LEADS JESUS TO THE DEVIL (4:1-11)   B.Is it the Devil that gives power over nations? We look deeper here at the above-mentioned offer of power that the Devil makes to Jesus, because the way of understanding it conditions our vision of God and the world, including our journey of faith: we do it by going to the parallel passage in Luke, where it is expressed more clearly. In Luke 4:5-7 it is written: “The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant [...]

JESUS’ LORDSHIP2021-02-12T17:24:22+00:00
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