Living Resurrected Lives

What It Means and Why It Matters

By Veronica Mary Rolf, Eva Natanya

Living Resurrected Lives

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  • ISBN: 9781725253247
  • Pages: 260
  • Publication Date: 10/21/2020
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Living Resurrected Lives

What It Means and Why It Matters

By Veronica Mary Rolf, Eva Natanya

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  • ISBN: 9781725253247
  • Pages: 260
  • Publication Date: 10/21/2020
  • Retail Price: $31.00
Web Price: $24.80
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About-

Christ’s bodily resurrection is the foundation of Christian faith; at least, it is supposed to be. But how often do we really consider what that means? Living Resurrected Lives explores what it would take for Christians to understand and believe so clearly in resurrection—both Christ’s glorification and the promise of our own—that our lives would be radically transformed by that faith right now. We take a daringly integrated approach, balancing careful consideration of sacred Scripture with attention to history, theology, and personal contemplative practice. We offer arguments to re-establish a firm bedrock for belief in the Gospel accounts, suggest a new theological perspective that integrates scientific insights into quantum uncertainty with reflections on the malleable nature of identity, and provide heart-stirring guided meditations for daily practice. We elucidate St. Paul’s teachings on the transformation of the body and grapple with age-old conundrums about decaying corpses and the continuity of personal identity: What dies? What lives on? We revisit early Christian intuitions about the sublime qualities of the glorified body and explore how we might cultivate such qualities through our own individual practice. Thus we propose an embodied resurrection mysticism that can permeate every moment of our lives.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“The case for the bodily resurrection of Jesus, and the bodily resurrection of those who live by faith in him, is presented with clarity and conviction. What it means to believe in the resurrection of the body in the twenty-first century, and to live as those who believe it, is unfolded with gentle erudition, heartfelt passion, and practical wisdom. This labor of love will touch hearts and minds for the better.”

—John Saxbee, former Bishop of Lincoln, United Kingdom



“This is a rooted, readable, entertaining, and encyclopaedic resurrection tour de force, guiding us through antiquity, Scriptures, the church fathers, and the schoolmen to forensically examine their take on the subject. Rolf, an upbeat apologist for the resurrection, intelligently demolishes the views of demythologizing scholars, with Natanya’s Ignatian-style meditations on the Gospel narratives enabling the reader to see their every moment as resurrectable. An Easter treasure trove to cheer every Good Friday.”

—David Wilbourne, Honorary Assistant Bishop of York



Living Resurrected Lives combines insightful scholarship and practical spiritual wisdom to unpack the meaning of Christ’s resurrection—showing how the promise and possibility of eternal life can bring joy and meaning to our lives today. It will open your mind and nurture your heart.”

—Carl McColman, author of Unteachable Lessons and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

Contributors-

Veronica Mary Rolf
Eva Natanya

Bio(s)-

Veronica Mary Rolf is the author of Suddenly There is God: The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture (2019), An Explorer’s Guide to Julian of Norwich (2018), and Julian’s Gospel (2013), which have won numerous awards, including two Catholic Press Association Book Awards and the Nautilus Gold Medal for Religion. She records teachings on Christian mysticism and Scripture at www.lifelovelightpodcast.com, writes on spirituality at www.juliansvoice.com, and leads online contemplative retreats at www.veronicamaryrolf.com.



Eva Natanya
is a scholar of both Christian systematic theology and Tibetan Buddhism, with long-term experience in interreligious dialogue worldwide. She holds a PhD from the University of Virginia and is an academic lecturer, writer, translator, retreat leader, and teacher of meditation. She spends the majority of each year in solitary meditation retreat. Her website is: www.evanatanya.com.

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