Raising Abel

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Raising Abel: The Recovery of Eschatological Imagination (2010)

Format: Paperback

ISBN-13: 9780281063512

Amazon UK: Raising Abel

Language: English

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Genre(s): Academic writing, Spirituality, and Theology

Topic(s): Biblical studies and Spirituality

Raising Abel is a theological exploration of a huge change of mind: the change which the apostolic group underwent as a result of the Resurrection – and how that paradigm can transform the world today. Making use of the thought of René Girard, the author shows how the God who was revealed by Jesus subverted the violent language, imagery and expectations of the early Christians.


“James Alison has a very rare gift in making the New Testament really new to the reader. This book takes up and takes further the brilliant work he has already published on Jesus, and thinks through a comprehensive theology of how we are transformed, set free from a culture of terror and violence into a new condition of sharing in the imagination of Jesus. A deeply compelling book.” — Rowan Williams

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