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.
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.
Chapter 1 A Family Friend Chapter 2 So Human, He Must Be Divine Chapter 3 Troublesome Beginnings Chapter 4 Unsuspected Beauty Chapter 5 Where Are You From? Chapter 6 A Transformative Experience Chapter 7 Restored Innocence Chapter 8 Scandalous Fiestas Chapter 9 Sacrifice: The Price of Love (The Beauty of Sacrifice) Chapter 10 A Dying Gift Chapter 11 A New Humanity Chapter 12 If Jesus Had Been Born in San Antonio