What Would Jesus See: Ways of Looking at a Disorienting World

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5.9 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Aaron Rosen is Professor of Religious Thought at Rocky Mountain College and Visiting Professor at King's College London.

"A revelatory and eloquent exposition about the necessity of paying attention to what God would have us see as a prerequisite to doing what God would have us do." --Christian Century

"Through his combined knowledge of history, theology, political commentary, and pop-culture references, Rosen makes a compelling case for why investigating what Jesus saw helps us clarify our own moral vision for imagining a future for humanity." --Soujourners

"Such a close and generous reading of the Gospels will compel us to return to the original text with fresh eyes - and hopefully see not only as Jesus would in his time, but perhaps help us see others now as Jesus might." --The Catholic Herald

"An interesting, creative, and compulsively readable book. It offers us the eyes of Jesus as a lens through which to see our own lives, the world we live in, and the history we must reckon with. It ingeniously integrates interfaith approaches and artistic modalities to present us with a perspective that is both honest about the present and hopeful about the future." --Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith America and author of We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy

"A clever--and a timely--way to phrase this question, and many of the answers are powerfully illuminating. In a moment of gaping chasm between 'Christianity' and the original vision that motivated this movement in human history, it will provide much good grist for the spiritual mill!" --Bill McKibben, founder of Third Act and author of The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation

"An innovative, radical, and personal book, informed by knowledge, art, and sensory sensibility. It is rich, accessible, and profound, not only in its ruminations about how Jesus saw his world, including nature, but also about how Jesus would see our world. Ultimately, this book asks us to pause, reflect, and let the light in." --Joan E. Taylor, professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at King's College London and author of What Did Jesus Look Like?

"Cutting through the noise of our contemporary, multi-mediated world in which corporations, social media platforms, and religions compete for our sensual attention, Aaron Rosen turns his own interreligious gaze on a special kind of vision. Rosen's 're-view' of Christian and Jewish literature and art enables readers to look again at ways of seeing that focus on empathy, understanding, and discernment." -- S. Brent Rodríguez-Plate, author of A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects and Blasphemy: Art that Offends