Christianity in a Nutshell
By: Leonardo Boff
"Boff's later focus on Christianity's gentle and loving essence, written with heartfelt and persuasive simplicity, becomes inspired reading."--Publishers Weekly
For over fifty years and more than sixty books, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff has explored the mysteries of the Christian message. In this concise and penetrating book he distills the essence of Christian theology in langauge that is both accessible and meaningful in terms of our growing awareness of the evolution of the universe and an expanding cosmos. From this perspective he addresses these basic questions: What does Christianity intend to reveal? What message does it bring to human beings? For believers, how does it reveal God--and how is God revealed in it?
Situating the story of Jesus in the immense history of the cosmos, Boff shows how Divine Mystery seeks us out and makes itself known. He then relates the story of Jesus to the history of Christianity, which carries on Christ's mission despite its failings and distortions. Thus does Christianity "keep alive the sacred flame of the divine presence in each person, in history, and in the entire cosmic process."
Leonardo Boff, one of the world's best-known theologians, is the author of numerous books on liberation theology, ecology, and spirituality, including Introduction to Liberation Theology, Jesus Christ Liberator, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, and The Tao of Liberation (with Mark Hathaway). In 2001 he received the prestigious Right Livelihood Award. He lives in Brazil.