Not Bare Bones
Thanks for the article “Fishers of Fish, Fishers of Men,” BR 15:03, by Jerome Murphy-O’Connor. I appreciated his putting some “flesh and blood” on the three fishermen.
No Demonstration Needed
In his review of Geza Vermes’s autobiography, Providential Accidents (“Geza the Jew,” BR 15:03), Hershel Shanks relates an experience of his own that possibly helps clarify a curious remark he made in an earlier issue. Shanks reports that a group of people once almost walked out of a lecture he gave when he suggested that “Jesus lived and died a Jew.” Perhaps this has made him more cautious on other occasions.