Jesus and the Prodigal Son : The God of Radical Mercy
The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Lk. 15:11-32) is undoubtedly one of the most beloved stories of scripture. In this book Dominican theologian Brian J. Pierce brings a startling perspective to the familiar story. Starting with the words of the father in the parable, "This son of mine was dead and is alive again," Fr. Pierce imagines the parable as a commentary on the story of Jesus himself, who entered into the world of suffering and sin to bring the good news of God's radical mercy. After carrying out this mission to the point of death, he was raised again and returned to the Father. While this imaginative reading sheds new light on the gospel, it also bears implications for a church that enters compassionately into the world of those on the margins. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, this fresh take on a familiar parable helps to illuminates the gospel challenge for out times.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 152 x 235 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
- 01 Mar 2016
- Orbis Books (USA)
- Maryknoll, United States
"Brian Pierce's reflections on Jesus will enable the reader to appreciate the scandalous reality of Jesus identification with those who were lost, with sinners, with the Prodigal Son." -- Albert Nolan
About Brian J. Pierce
Brian J. Pierce, a Dominican priest, is currently Assistant to the Master of the Order for the Contemplative Nuns of the Order. He previously served as Promotor of the Dominican Family in Latin America and the Caribbean.