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No Irrelevant Jesus: On Jesus and the Church Today Hardcover – 4 Feb 2014
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Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, Duke University
The Christian Century
Jason Bermender, Catholic Books Review
About the Author
Gerhard Lohfink was professor of New Testament exegesis at the University of Tübingen. Since 1986, he has lived and worked as a theologian for the Catholic Integrated Community. His many books include No Irrelevant Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, and Does God Need the Church?, all from Liturgical Press.
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"Jesus is tamed and made irrelevant in a terrible way ... when his preaching of judgment, which makes up a significant portion of the gospel tradition, is ignored and there is talk only of the loving and tender Jesus. ... Jesus is tamed when it becomes taboo to speak of his celibacy. It was not accidental and not a matter of fate; it is connected with his absolute devotion to the people of God. ... Jesus is also tamed when we sharply criticize the treatment of divorced and remarried persons by Rome and yet keep silent about the altogether clear and thoroughly well-attested words of Jesus against divorce. Can we no longer see that here the Catholic Church is trying to remain true to Jesus, despite all the difficulties it causes for the church? The solution of this difficult and complex question, on which many points of view must be considered, can at any rate not be achieved by putting aside or whitewashing Jesus' demand (pp. 17,18)."
Lest Lohfink be reduced to only a conservative, he also speaks for social justice throughout the book. It's time for Catholics to stop dividing themselves ideologically into conservatives, moderates, or liberals, and become Fully CATHOLIC, which does not fit 100% into any ideological/political agenda.