I feel like I will read the Gospels with brand new eyes
Reviewed in the United States on 25 June 2021Verified Purchase
I loved this book so much I hardly know how to begin to talk about it. I found it to be a profoundly different way of viewing Jesus and his relationships with women and all the other disciples. I appreciated the way Dr. McGrath contextualized his comments within the framework of culture, history, language, and society.
At long last here is an explanation about Mary and Martha of Bethany that truly made sense to me. I have long been puzzled by the esteem in which Martha was held in the early and medieval church and the very short shrift she gets after the Reformation.
Must admit, there were times when I thought he repeated himself too often, making the same point over and over again within the same chapter.
I suspect that this book might be as close to the historical Jesus as it might be possible to get. So often we put so much emphasis on his divinity that we overlook the He is also fully human and this work reminds us of that and shows us what that might have looked like.