The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe

Richard Rohr, one of the world's most influential spiritual thinkers, delivers his long-awaited book on Jesus. In this radical message of hope, Rohr shows how "Jesus" + "Christ" reveal the divine wholeness at the heart of things--and what that means for every one of us.

In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped hundreds of thousands realize what is at stake in matters of faith--and it is not religion as usual. Yet Fr. Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus Christ. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus' last name? Too often, declares Rohr, our understandings have been held captive by culture, nationalism, and Christianity itself.
Drawing on history, theology, and psychology, Rohr articulates an exhilarating and ultimately more sensible view of Jesus Christ as a portrait, so to speak, of how God works. "The whole of creation is the beloved community--the child of God--not just Jesus," he writes. In a world where religion too often divides, Rohr's understanding of the Incarnation changes not just the significance of Christmas, but how we read history, relate to nature and each other, and find our highest purpose each day.
Fans of Rohr's earlier works will find here a synthesis that reveals the broadest, most hopeful vision for humanity imaginable. Newcomers will be drawn to a science-friendly spirituality that feels both modern and timeless. All will value Rohr's practical insights on mindfulness, prayer, and enlightened social action.

Title:The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524762094
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  • Jaidee

    I picked this up for my Easter read. I did not know what to expect. This book has an extremely high rating thus far and I imagine that it has been helpful and enlightening to those readers. I have de...

  • Reid Belew

    This is so clearly the book Richard Rohr has been working to through every other book. In a way, it may be best to read this one first, then go back and treat other books as specific elaborations, hav...

  • Robert D. Cornwall

    Richard Rohr is one of the best known writers on spirituality. A Franciscan, he understands that there is a long tradition of spiritual writings to draw from. At the same time, he is open to other spi...

  • Jeff

    A wise Biblical Interpretation professor once told our class to be wary of people who offer biblical interpretations that are totally new and unique. He wasn't saying that all biblical interpretation ...

  • Alanna Schwartz

    Oof. How to describe this book? I took so long to read it because I had to put it down every few pages and digest what Rohr was saying. So many of my fears, hurts, and damage about the divine were hea...

  • Raymond

    My review was originally published on Medium: https://medium.com/interfaith-now/the...Richard Rohr’s latest work was a hard book for me to read, mostly because it challenged my thinking as it relate...

  • Zine Smith

    I started this book with high hopes. The title was very engaging. The introduction was wonderful. The first chapter concerned me. The second chapter was heretical in my opinion. Fr. Rohr has excellent...

  • David

    Never has a book so thoroughly reframed the concept of faith and God in my life as ‘The Universal Christ’ did. In elegance and sheer simplicity Richard Rohr encapsulated everything I have been rec...

  • Scriptor Ignotus

    One of the most striking characteristics of our contemporary moral discourse is our seeming inability to grasp the proper relationship between particulars and universals, or between individuals and gr...

  • Ellie

    Richard Rohr is my favorite priest-writer. His compassion shines forth from every page of his every book. This book is no exception.Rohr presents Christ as an one expression of the face of God, while ...