Mystery of Christ & Why We Don't Get It
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This stylistically unique book probes the meaning of salvation, spoken of in the New Testament as a "mystery". Reminding his readers that salvation is a gift rather than a transaction, Capon uses a variety of dialogues to drive home the truth that "there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Capon uses a variety of exchanges to drive home his point that salvation can be achieved not just through faith, but by active works. Along the way, he explores guilt, forgiveness, love, anger, romance, grief, spiritual contentment, the Incarnation, reincarnation, resurrection, and more--managing, in the process, to make salvation something fresh and new.
An Episcopal priest and the author of many popular books, including The Supper of the Lamb (Modern Library), The Mystery of Christ . . . And Why We Don't Get It (Eerdmans); and a widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables now available in one volume titled Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus (Eerdmans). Today, Fr. Capon is working on his eighteenth book. He is an assisting priest at St. Luke's Church in East Hampton, New York, the Canon Theologian to the Bishop of Long Island. Robert Farrar Capon has had a life-long interest in food and cooking, which is reflected in many of his books, including several cookbooks. He was a food columnist for Newsday and The New York Times, and continues to teach cooking classes.