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And on This Rock: The Witness of One Land and Two Covenants (16011)

And on This Rock: The Witness of One Land and Two Covenants (16011)

SKU: 16011
  • The words, "You are 'Rock,' and on this rock I will build my church," which Christ spoke to Peter, made history. Father Jaki puts those words into their geographical context and biblical perspective. In so doing, he offers the reader a novel insight into Peter's primacy. He moves from a detailed account of the place, Caesarea Philippi, to an analysis of the word "rock" as used in the Old Testament, and from there to an examination of Jesus' choice of that very word in rewarding Peter's confession of faith in Him as the Son of the living God. In the new chapter added to this third edition, Father Jaki explores a hitherto unnoticed facet of biographies of Jesus: In accounts of Jesus' life written in the spirit of "higher criticism," Caesarea Philippi occupies no significant piace, if any at all. Father Jaki also shows that the superhuman solidity, which Christ promised to the papacy, entails the popes' unfailing assertion of His divinity.

    (About the first edition)
    "It deserves a place of honor in every parish library."
    —The Priest
    "Not for several years have we seen such a forthright apologetic lesson."
    —Today's Parish

    (About the French translation)
    "Exégèse original..."
    —Bulletin critique du Livre Français

    By Fr. Stanley L. Jaki

    ISBN 0-931888-68-9  •  viii + 169 pages  •  softcover 

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