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The Incarnation through an Aesthetics of Vulnerability
Susie Paulik Babka
Theological discourse in the West has consistently valued the word over the image. Aesthetics, which discerns the criteria and value of the beautiful and what "pleases the senses," is the discipline t ...
Essays with Answers
Edited by Phyllis Zagano
The question of restoring women to the ordained diaconate surfaced during the Second Vatican Council and continued to resound in academic and pastoral circles well after the diaconate was restored as ...
A Roman Catholic Approach
Thomas Rausch, SJ
Systematic theology seeks to understand and render more intelligible the central doctrines of faith and to show how they are related to each other. It tries to demonstrate how these doctrines are root ...
Contemporary Spiritualities, Christian Cosmology, and the Arts
Did Christianity once teach secret knowledge? Dominic White argues that the early Church in fact taught a wonderful wisdom about the cosmos. Christian cosmology offers resources for us to speak to man ...
Soundings in the Christian Tradition and Contemporary Theology
How does the Christian proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ relate to the lives of the people who suffer most? Does salvation consist entirely of the hope for eternal life with God? How might the ...
Speaking Truth in Love
Edited by Kristin M. Colberg and Robert A. KriegForeword by Cardinal Walter Kasper
Cardinal Walter Kasper's contributions to theology, ecumenism, Jewish-Christian relations, and the pastoral life of the church have shaped Catholicism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Ackn ...
Message and Meaning
Convened by Pope John XXIII, the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) profoundly changed the self-image and life of the Catholic Church. But understanding, interpreting, and implementing Vatican II still ...
Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization
Robert P. Imbelli; Includes four-color illustrations
The Second Vatican Council marked the beginning of the New Evangelization. It sought to communicate the Gospel's perennial newness to the contemporary world in a spirit of joy and hope. Yet despite th ...
On Jesus and the Church Today
Gerhard Lohfink, Translated by Linda M. Maloney
Is Jesus relevant for today? If you think not, don't bother with this book. But if you think that Jesus might have something to say to today's world, which Jesus comes to mind? Is he "gentle Jesus, me ...
Faith, Church, and the Ascension of Christ
Anthony J. Kelly├»┬┐┬╜
The ascension of Christ is usually taken for granted and often neglected. Indeed, it represents that forgotten dimension of faith in its reach beyond the categories, concepts, and concerns of our mun ...
Essays on the Resurrection of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel
Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM
Jesus Risen in Our Midst mines the Resurrection Narrative of John's gospel as a rich resource for understanding and developing Christian spirituality. In this series of essays, which can be read indep ...
The Dialogical Theology of Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI
Christopher S. Collins, SJ
From scholarly monographs to papal homilies, Joseph Ratzinger has insisted consistently over decades that Christianity is not a set of ideas to believe or, even less, moral laws to follow. Rather, Chr ...
Theologian of the Cross
Anthony N.S. Lane
This book offers a complete study of the doctrine of the cross in the writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Until now, this theologically rich topic has not received the attention it calls for. Anth ...
What He Wanted, Who He Was
Gerhard Lohfin, Translated by Linda M. Maloney
Who was Jesus? A prophet? There have been many of those. A miracle-worker? A radical revolutionary? A wise teacher? There have been many of these, too. In his latest book, renowned Scripture scholar G ...
A Benedictine Vision of the Spiritual Life
Gregory Collins, OSB
View endorsement by Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, OSB Nourished by liturgy and lectio divina, this book offers a transforming theological vision based on prayer and spiritual insight. As a Benedictine m ...