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Author: Peter Milward

Category: History, Philosophy, Geography, Religion
Number of pages: 64
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

The gospels are often thought of either as a series of sayings of Jesus Christ, including various sermons he preached to the disciples and the people, or as a biography of his life and times. But their real purpose is the witness borne by his twelve disciples/apostles to the words and deeds of his public life from their first meeting with him at the time of his baptism by John till his ascension into heaven. Thus the reader is led by degrees from the knowledge of his human personality to an acknowledgement of his divinity, according to the confession of Peter, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God'.

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).

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