Hospitality of God Paperback
A Reading of Luke's Gospel
by Brendan Byrne;
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Hospitality of God
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The Hospitality of God approaches Luke's Gospel through the interpretive key of "hospitality." It looks at the Gospel as a whole, yet lingers upon scenes where the theme of "hospitality" is particularly prominent, such as the infancy stories, Jesus at Nazareth, Jesus in the house of Simon, the Good Samaritan, Martha and Mary, the banquet in 14:1-35, the Prodigal Son, Jesus' visit to the tax collector Zacchaeus, the institution of the Eucharist, and the Emmaus event.
Byrne stresses that those in Luke's Gospel who readily offer hospitality—chiefly the marginalized and the poor—find themselves drawn into a much deeper sphere of hospitality, the hospitality of God. Those who have difficulty sharing are challenged by Jesus to conversion so that they, too, may not be left out of the banquet of life to which God calls all human beings. Luke's Gospel, ever interested in the process of human transformation, explores this resistance to God's gift and the ways in which individuals need to be converted if they are to come to "knowledge of salvation."
Luke's Gospel is written out of faith in the risen Lord. Its primary intent is to bring people of all subsequent Christian generations into saving encounter with the Lord who was raised from the dead and lives among us in the power of the Spirit. Reading and hearing the Gospel in faith allows individuals and communities to access the hospitality of God brought by Jesus. In this work, Byrne offers an invitation for all to join in the life-giving "hospitality of God."
Hospitality of God by Brendan Byrne was published by Liturgical Press in January 2000 and is our 28594th best seller. The ISBN for Hospitality of God is 9780814623909.
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|Page last updated||5th December 2016|
|Author / Artist||Brendan Byrne|
|Publisher||Liturgical Press (January 2000)|
|Number of Pages||216|