This is the third volume of the six-volume Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching. Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev examines the miracles of Jesus in their scriptural and historical context, helping us to understand their deeper meaning and to see how they reveal the true identity of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
About the Author: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev has authored numerous works on theology and church history, and is an internationally recognized composer of liturgical music. In the words of Patriarch Alexei II of blessed memory, "His many years of service to the mother church, his rich creative activity, and his broad perspective enable him to present the tradition of the Orthodox Church in all its diversity."
This entire series is meticulously researched and beautifully written so that the lay person can comprehend. No stone is left unturned when examining a subject and the author presents several points of view, including those that are not favorable to his thesis. I would recommend this series to anyone layman or clergy
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev shows us how 'every miracle [Jesus] performed is an act of communion with God…incarnate.' Readers will find: a helpful explanation of how our age has been shaped by the skepticism of the Enlightenment; an open and critical curiosity regarding the way past and contemporary scholars have handled this matter; a faithful analysis that places Jesus’ miracles in the context of history, literature, and Orthodox theology; and frequent gems of pastoral wisdom that lead us to astonished reverence. We come to see that Jesus, fully God and fully human, “the good he brings is not abstract, but fully concrete.