Lost Sons : God's Long Search for Humanity Paperback
Stories in the Books of Genesis and Exodus tell of fathers whose sons are 'lost' to them through 'deaths' of various kinds.
One is murdered. Another is abandoned. A third is supplanted. A fourth is betrayed. A fifth is taken for sacrifice. A sixth is forgotten about. A seventh is secreted away. Only one of these is lost through physical death; the others 'die' symbolically.
But in their different ways all these sons are lost to their fathers, some for a time, some forever. And all of them develop the theme with which the biblical narrative begins: God's first son Adam who, by becoming 'lost' to his Creator, sets in train God's long search for humanity ...The book culminates with a chapter on Jesus: God's son lost and found.
It has been developed from a well-received series of addresses given in Durham Cathedral during Holy Week 2009.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: SPCK Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/11/2012
- Category: Christian spirituality & religious experience
- ISBN: 9780281062140
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