Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection-Samuel Wells

  • Title: Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection
  • Author: Samuel Wells
  • Released: 2006-12-19
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  • Pages: 192
  • ISBN: 0310270170
  • ISBN13: 978-0310270171
  • ASIN: 0310270170


From the Back Cover Samuel Wells vividly paints the stories surrounding Jesus’ cross and resurrection. We see the weakness of Pontius Pilate and Barabbas, and the compromised character of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. We discover the subtle power of Pilate’s wife. And in Peter and Mary Magdalene we find the true power of resurrection, bringing forgiveness and ending the stranglehold of death, thus transforming all human passion. Through close readings of the gospel texts, Wells demonstrates the significance of these characters for faith and life today.

In this book, structured with one chapter for each week of Lent, Wells guides us from the deathly power that put Jesus on the cross to the new power brought by Jesus’ resurrection. The book offers opportunities at the end of each chapter for prayer and discussion. The Archbishop of Canterbury has selected Power and Passion as his Lent book for 2007. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author The Revd Canon Dr. Sam Wells is Dean of Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University Chapel in Durham, North Carolina. pdf