The Sermon on the Mount sounds almost too lofty. Stassen claims, though, that Jesus isn't setting impossible goals but is showing a way of deliverance from those ever-present traps of lust, lies, and revenge, so one can participate more fully in a world of love, reconciliation, and peace. 240 pages, hardcover. Jossey-Bass.
In Living the Sermon on the Mount, theologian and award-winning author Glen H. Stassen helps us to see that the revolutionary ideas in the Sermon on the Mount about loving and caring for each other, living in peace, and acting justly are not unattainable ideals but a recipe for wholeness and healing in our human relationships and deliverance from the vicious cycles that we get stuck in.
Glen H. Stassen is Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, a scholar in Christian ethics and biblical interpretation. He is the author of many articles and books including Kingdom Ethics (coauthored with David P. Gushee), which won Christianity Today's award for best book of the year in theology or ethics