Life Can Begin Again

Sermons on the Sermon on the Mount

By Helmut Thielicke

Translated by John W. Doberstein

Life Can Begin Again

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  • ISBN: 9781592443895
  • Pages: 232
  • Publication Date: 10/9/2003
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Life Can Begin Again

Sermons on the Sermon on the Mount

By Helmut Thielicke

Translated by John W. Doberstein

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592443895
  • Pages: 232
  • Publication Date: 10/9/2003
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

About-

This is not a book of exegetical theology but a readable and relevant communication in Christianity, a message of uncommon literary and theological merit. The familiar passages of the Sermon on the Mount once again are invested with fresh meaning for our day.

Professor Thielicke explains the meaning of the biblical texts to the moderns who are all too prone to regard the Sermon on the Mount as a collection of lovely but impossible ideas. He feels the Sermon will never be understood; indeed it will be misunderstood, if we separate the word spoken from the One speaking. The words themselves, apart from Christ, are nothing but a devastating statement of God's radical demands. Only "in Christ" do these words of the law become the glorious gospel, promising that for everyone "life can begin again."

Delivered originally in the crisis situation of stricken postwar Germany, the sermons have about them an almost apocalyptic spirit which catches something genuine in the perennial human situation. Thielicke's words on the uncertainty, anxiety, aimlessness, and restlessness of life, are delivered with a warmth and catholicity of spirit.

Contributors-

Helmut Thielicke
John W. Doberstein

Bio(s)-

Helmut Thielicke was hailed as one of the most brilliant preachers and theologians to come out of postwar Germany. He served as Professor of Theology at Heidelberg until his dismissal by the Nazi regime in 1940. After the War he served as professor and rector at the University of Tubingen until 1954, when he accepted the post of rector at the University of Hamburg. During his prolific writing career he produced an eight-volume 'Systematic Theology'. Helmut Thielicke died in March, 1986.

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