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Death On A Friday Afternoon, Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus From the Cross, By Richard John Neuhaus

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Numerous writers and composers have been captivated by the suggestiveness of Jesus' Seven Last Words. But Richard John Neuhaus's sustained exploration of these utterances is something altogether different. Through them he plumbs the depths of human experience and sets forth the central narrative of Western civilization-the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ-in a way that engages the attention of believers, unbelievers, and those who are not sure what they believe.

Death on a Friday Afternoon is an invitation to the reader into a spiritual and intellectual exploration of the dark side of human experience with the promise of light and life on the far side of darkness.

Death On A Friday Afternoon invites readers to embark on a journey into mystery and wonder. He asks us to ponder the stories of people today, too, who in their troubles find themselves at the foot of the cross-sometimes in anger, sometimes in joy, but always with a deeper awareness of the mystery of their own lives within the mystery of life itself.

About the Author: Richard John Neuhaus, one of the foremost authorities on religion in the contemporary world and president of the Institute on Religion and Public Life, is the editor-in-chief of First Things. He was named one of the "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" by Time Magazine. His many books include Freedom for Ministry, Death on a Friday Afternoon, and As I Lay Dying. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and lives in Manhattan.

Softcover, 272 pp.