Product DescriptionIn his book, Cultural World of Jesus Cycle A, the author John J. Pilch offers the reader a deeper look at the culture that Jesus was a part of and that had influence on his life. Cultural World of Jesus contains 56 essays that present reflections on the Gospel reading assigned each Sunday of Cycle A of the Roman lectionary as reflected through the first century Mideast cultural world in which Jesus lived. Pilch suggests cross-cultural comparisons with contemporary western culture to help readers make fitting applications of the Gospel Scriptures to modern life. By reading the essay ahead of time for a particular Sunday, the reader would experience the Gospel reading at Mass in a deeper, more insightful, meaningful and knowledgeable way when the life of Jesus is seen as part of the culture in which he lived. The book would be a good resource book for clergy and teachers, could be used for Scripture study or would be interesting to have simply because of the knowledge it imparts. Cultural World of Jesus is a fascinating look at the culture in which Jesus lived and how he was influenced by this culture.
Cultural World of Jesus Cycle A John J. Pilch