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Love Unknown: Meditations on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus

John Barton

John Barton, born in 1948, was ordained priest in 1973. Since 1991 he has been Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at Oxford and is Canon Theologian of Winchester Cathedral. His particular interests include Old Testament theology, biblical interpretation and biblical ethics, and he has published many books.

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Amidst the trials and uncertainties of individual human lives, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus can sometimes seem like a great play written by God, where the actors are assigned fixed parts. Yet this is to make a travesty out of these great events. In entering our world and sharing its suffering in Jesus, God accepts the uncertainty and unpredictability which are part of the human lot. The resurrection of Jesus is a sign of unexpected hope beyond final despair.


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