This volume reawakens Christians to the significance of Jesus being a real person who died on a cross. Noted biblical scholar, revered teacher, and famous author Wilfred J. Harrington writes movingly and with profound insight about Jesus as a human being. Harrington describes the life of Jesus, his concerns for the poor and the oppressed, his traits of compassion and forgiveness, the rejection that he suffered, and the “Triumph of Failure” that the theology of the cross embodies. Key Features: – Teaches about the humanity of Jesus by examining his life and personality – Reconciles prodigious elements of Christology with the vulnerability of Jesus on the Cross – Opens a window into the heart of Christianity through the humanity of Jesus.