TO EMPOWER AS JESUS DID

Acquiring Spiritual Power Through Apprenticeship

Defends the thesis that the concrete reality of religious life is best understood as a learned activity. Milavec illustrates this thesis through an interpretation of Jesus which pictures him as a "master" apprenticing his disciples, with analyses of individual growth in community, the manner in which personal transformations can occur, and the role of scripture, prayer, and ritual in promoting religious life.

". . . a stimulating portrayal of the dynamics of the Christian religion." - Horizons

"This is a fascinating and substantial design to break new ground in the understanding of Christian formation and education." - Theological Studies

"Judged in its totality, the volume deserves serious attention in the internal study of Christology within the church as well as in the Christian-Jewish dialogue." - Journal of Ecumenical Studies

". . . the pages of his book reveal both theological brilliance and courage." - Convivium