INTO DEEP WATER
Exploring Difficult Bible Texts
by Nil Guillemette
©2014 / Paper Cover / 184 pp.
This is a book of exegetical essays centered for the most part on the figure of Jesus. The first essay introduces the reader to a type of literature (apocalypticism) which provides a key for understanding correctly what the evangelists are trying to tell us concerning the beginning of Jesus’ ministry: his baptism at the Jordan and his subsequent temptations in the desert. The next three essays are an attempt to answer the question: why the Bible miracles? Then the next essay analyzes Jesus’ very nuanced attitude towards law and tradition. The last two essays study the Gospel roots of the vowed religious life and of Christian freedom. All in all this book is about digging below the surface of the Bible text. This kind of undertaking very often yields unexpected treasures…