The Universal Christ
From one of the world's most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called "Christ" and how this forgotten truth can transform everything we see, hope for, and believe.
Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus' last name? Too often, Rohr writes, "our understandings have been limited by culture, religious squabbling, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center".
Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God's constant, unfolding work in the world. "God loves things by becoming them", he writes, "and Jesus' life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God” except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God and more about learning to recognize the Creator's presence all around us and in everyone we meet.
Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision.