Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. I would like to mark this day by recommending a very important book on the theological importance of this event in the life of Christ, which precedes with ten days the celebration of Pentecost.
Douglas Farrow – Ascension and Ecclesia: On the Significance of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Ecclesiology and Christian Cosmology
Here is a short presentation of this book from Amazon website:
Recent theology offers few attempts to come to grips with the meanings and implications of the ascension of Jesus. / Professor Farrow makes his approach through the scriptures, the Eucharistic liturgy, the fathers and the reformers, before tracing his subject into modern times. He not only demonstrates that the doctrine of the ascension has played a much larger role in the history of Christian and western thought than is generally realized, but tackles many of the difficult questions others have been content to ignore. Continue reading “A Book for Today – Douglas Farrow, Ascension and Ecclesia”