How the lives of the companions of Jesus become the canvas upon which God paints a picture of liberation.
Roberto Goizueta unites this book around the disjuncture between the Christian claim that Christ's life, death, and resurrection are the key to universal human meaning, on the one hand, and our increased consciousness of the diverse, pluralistic world in which we live, on the other hand. This dissonance, he notes, raises important questions about the ethical and theological defensibility of any religious position, particularly when the rationales for so much of the violence we see around us are grounded in religious principles. In such a world, how can a Christian proclaim that message credibly and responsibly?
Goizueta argues that "the answer to this question will only be discovered as we, through our everyday actions, respond to Christ's claim to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life by embodying that claim in our actions. Ultimately, the credibility of Christ’s claims rests on the evidence presented by those persons who have lived out those claims."
Roberto S. Goizueta, a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, is a professor of theology at Boston College. He is the author of Caminemos con Jesús.