Book: Taught by God: Making Sense of the Difficult Sayings of Jesus
Whoever divorces his wife…
It was said of old… but I say to you…
I desire mercy and not sacrifice.
Blasphemy against the Spirit
Throw not the children’s bread to the dogs.
I was not sent except to the House of Israel.
I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
He who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
Say nothing to anyone.
The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence…
My Father is greater than I.
My God, why have you forsaken me?
Taught by God grapples with the difficult sayings of Christ. The author uses all the resources of the patristic tradition and modern biblical scholarship to put these sayings in a clearer light. If we are able to delve into the deeper meaning of these hard sayings, then we will truly be taught by God.
About the Author: Rev. Dr. Daniel Fanous is dean and lecturer in Theology & Biblical Studies at St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of The Person of the Christ and A Silent Patriarch (SVS Press).