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Anthony J. Godzieba
In a consumer-driven and technologized world, can we still experience the mystery of God? This book answers yes by exploring the rich resources of the Christian tradition of thinking and speaking abou ...
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 ...
A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation
Beauty's Vineyard: A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation, part spiritual memoir, part systematic theology, opens with an interpretation of the parable of the tenants and concludes with t ...
Questing for God
Who is God? That is the question Elizabeth A. Johnson has spent her life exploring. As a Catholic theologian, writer, teacher, and religious woman, Johnson has searched for "the Living God" and ways ...
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 ...
Theological and Pastoral Implications of Contemporary Developments in Science
Heidi Ann Russell; Foreword by George V. Coyne, SJ
While the field of science has made incredible advances in the past century, and more and more scientists have gone to great lengths to make these developments accessible to the public, we still rarel ...
Spiritual and Pastoral Guidance from Karl Rahner
James J. Bacik
Karl Rahner (1904–84), the influential German Jesuit theologian, famously claimed that the more scientific theology is the more spiritually and pastorally relevant it will be. This book attempts to de ...
Christian Spirituality in a Suffering World
Matthew T. Eggemeier
The sacramental and prophetic traditions of Christian spirituality, suggests Matthew Eggemeier, possess critical resources for responding to the contemporary social crises of widespread ecological deg ...
Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology
The natural world around us is in crisis. We know it has a dynamic, evolutionary character. How might we understand this world in relationship to God? Partaking of God builds on the foundations of the ...
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 ...
Seeking Light and Beauty
Susan A. Ross
Drawing on the wisdom and teaching experience of highly respected theologians, the Engaging Theology series builds a firm foundation for graduate study and other ministry formation programs. Each of t ...
Sacramental Participation in the Trinitarian Mystery
Kimberly Hope BelcherForeword by Nathan D. Mitchell
The long-standing tradition of baptizing infants suggests that the sacraments plunge our bodies into salvation, so the revelation of God's love in the sacraments addresses the whole person, not the mi ...
A Theology of Christian Call
Edward P. Hahnenberg
Does God have a specific plan for each of us, or is it more like general guidelines for all of us? How do my gifts and abilities, my personality and particular circumstances, impact my vocation? What ...
Insights from the Mystics
Though trinitarian theology has enjoyed a resurgence of interest in the last few years, there is a lamentable lacuna in much of this study, a gap between intellectual rigor and concrete experience. Wh ...
The Quest for Truth and Meaning
Philosophy begins, Aristotle said, with wonder; it addresses the great questions of life. This process of self-discovery through philosophy leads one to ask questions not only about human existence bu ...