Who Is Jesus Christ?

A Primary Source Reader 

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By Maura Thompson Hagarty and Robert Feduccia


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Who is Jesus Christ? A Primary Source Reader provides a collection of readings that complement course II in the U.S. Catholic Bishops' high school curriculum framework. Working with these will help students gain a deeper understanding of who Jesus Christ is and his significance for their lives.

The readings are correlated with the four parts of course II outlined in the framework:

  • God and Revelation.
  • Jesus Christ's Revelation about God.
  • The Mystery of the Incarnation.
  • Jesus Christ Teaches Us about Ourselves.

The readings are accompanied by introductions, reflection questions, definitions and sidebars that offer background information. Who Is Jesus Christ? is the perfect resource to supplement any course on Jesus Christ.

Product Details

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

Copyright: April 1, 2011

Format: Paperback

Size: 5.375 x 8.25

Length: 250 pages

Item number: 1359

ISBN: 978-1-59982-126-9

ISBN-10: 1-59982-126-5

Customer Reviews

By Carrie J. Schroeder, M.Div., religious studies teacher, Mercy High School, San Francisco

Who Is Jesus Christ?: A Primary Source Reader presents a rich variety of writings, including ecclesial documents, patristic writings, and works of classic and contemporary theologians. The reader respects students' intellectual abilities by inviting them to probe these texts deeply. The use of this primary source reader will help students learn important transferable skills, such as close and careful reading, thorough analysis, thoughtful reflection, and creative synthesis of complex ideas. It also offers them the great gift of becoming more conversant in the Catholic intellectual and theological tradition, appreciating its vibrancy and enduring value.

By Ann Marie Lustig, OP, religious studies teacher and department chair, La Salle High School, Union Gap, Washington

Who Is Jesus Christ?: A Primary Source Reader is a rich resource. If you teach with primary source material, this is a must-have. If you don't and want to start, this is a great way to introduce your students to working with primary sources. The reader, with its wide-ranging collection of documents, will engage your students in critical thinking and will add depth to their study of Jesus Christ.

By Holly Hoey Germann, vice-president of faith formation and theology teacher, Benilde, St. Margaret's High School, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Who Is Jesus Christ?: A Primary Source Reader responds to the curious minds and hearts of young people ready to deepen their theological understanding. The reader offers both breadth and depth in accessible and relevant ways through a rich collection of historical and modern sources that reflect the multicultural nature of our tradition. The discussion questions invite readers to engage the texts in a way that furthers both understanding and growth in faith. The reader is a natural companion to the Saint Mary's Press freshman course Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible.
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