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Faith Odyssey

Richard Burridge

Faith Odyssey

Richard Burridge

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Like the journeys of Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey, of Paul in the New Testament, and of Captain Kirk in Star Trek, Richard Burridge now invites readers to journey with him through the season of Lent, venturing from unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory back to home. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, fifty short readings guide readers through the Lenten season.Each day passages from the Bible are placed alongside stories drawn from a wide range of literature, TV, and film -- from Homer's Odyssey to 2001: A Space Odyssey, from Star Trek and Star Wars to Dune and The Matrix, mixing Narnia, Harry Potter, and Pilgrim's Progress -- all to illustrate the human journey from the ashes of sorrow to shouts of gladness, from slavery to freedom, and from being lost to homecoming. Faith Odyssey offers a new and exciting look at the Christian journey through Lent.

- Publisher Places Biblical passages alongside stories drawn from a wide range of literature, TV, & film to illustrate the human journey from unfamiliar & uncomfortable territory back to home.

- Publisher Faith Odyssey is a Lent book like none ever written. Richard Burridge here invites readers to journey through the season of Lent with devotional readings that combine Scripture with stories from science fiction and popular culture.^^For each day, beginning with Ash Wednesday, passages from the Bible are placed alongside stories drawn from literature, television, and film_from Homer's Odyssey to 2001: A Space Odyssey from Star Trek and Star Wars to Dune and The Matrix, mixing Narnia, Harry Potter, and Pilgrim's Progress_all to illustrate the human journey from the ashes of sorrow to the joy of Jesus' ultimate victory. Burridge's fifty short readings trace with flair and great relevance the Christian pilgrimage against the background of today's world.^^Packed with thought-provoking insight into the meaning of the Lenten season, Faith Odyssey truly provides a unique devotional experience.^

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About "Faith Odyssey"

Like the journeys of Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey, of Paul in the New Testament, and of Captain Kirk in Star Trek, Richard Burridge now invites readers to journey with him through the season of Lent, venturing from unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory back to home. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, fifty short readings guide readers through the Lenten season.Each day passages from the Bible are placed alongside stories drawn from a wide range of literature, TV, and film -- from Homer's Odyssey to 2001: A Space Odyssey, from Star Trek and Star Wars to Dune and The Matrix, mixing Narnia, Harry Potter, and Pilgrim's Progress -- all to illustrate the human journey from the ashes of sorrow to shouts of gladness, from slavery to freedom, and from being lost to homecoming. Faith Odyssey offers a new and exciting look at the Christian journey through Lent.
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Places Biblical passages alongside stories drawn from a wide range of literature, TV, & film to illustrate the human journey from unfamiliar & uncomfortable territory back to home.
- Publisher

Faith Odyssey is a Lent book like none ever written. Richard Burridge here invites readers to journey through the season of Lent with devotional readings that combine Scripture with stories from science fiction and popular culture.^^For each day, beginning with Ash Wednesday, passages from the Bible are placed alongside stories drawn from literature, television, and film_from Homer's Odyssey to 2001: A Space Odyssey from Star Trek and Star Wars to Dune and The Matrix, mixing Narnia, Harry Potter, and Pilgrim's Progress_all to illustrate the human journey from the ashes of sorrow to the joy of Jesus' ultimate victory. Burridge's fifty short readings trace with flair and great relevance the Christian pilgrimage against the background of today's world.^^Packed with thought-provoking insight into the meaning of the Lenten season, Faith Odyssey truly provides a unique devotional experience.^
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Meet the Author

Richard Burridge

Revd. Dr. Richard A. Burridge has been Dean of King's College London since 1993; He was originally a classicist and schoolmaster before being ordained in 1985. He has written several books on Jesus and the Gospels (notably What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography(1992); Four Gospels - One Jesus?(1994); Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics; Jesus: Now and Then and The Gospel of John (People's Bible Commentary). Christian responses to contemporary film and fiction are found in Faith Odyssey( 2001).

Dr Burridge is a member of the Church of England's General Synod and chaired the Education Validation Panel for ordination training and theological education from 1997-2004; he also takes study days for clergy and lay people across England. He is the chair of the Christian Evidence Society. He has acted as a writer and Consultant to the Millennium Dome at Greenwich and for the National Gallery, London and appears regularly on national TV and radio

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  • Catalogue Code 162018
  • Product Code 0802838979
  • EAN 9780802838971
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Devotions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Jan 2001
  • Dimensions 230 x 154 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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