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John F. Craghan
Our faith gives witness to a God who is worthy of our trust and invites us to model this confidence to those around us. Explore a few key Bible passages that teach us to surrender to the power of divi ...
Few people have influenced Christian spirituality, theology, and history as profoundly as Mary, mother of Jesus. Explore three key events early in her life that set the course for her role in salvatio ...
Faith, Relationships, and Conscience Formation
Kathryn Lilla Cox
The Catholic Tradition requires the faithful to form and follow their conscience. This is the case even with the recognition that consciences can be malformed and one can make errors in practical judg ...
Martin Luther and Louis-Marie Chauvet on the Connection between Sacraments and Ethics
Sacramental theology has often been a challenging area of conversation between Catholics and Protestants. In Christ's Gift, Our Response, Benjamin Durheim envisions a collaborative way forward, forgin ...
Probing the Riches of Vatican II
Edited by David SchultenoverIntroduction by Stephen Schloesser
Pope John XXIII prayed that the Second Vatican Council would prove to be a new Pentecost. The articles gathered here appeared originally in a series solicited by and published in Theological Studies ( ...
Liturgical Interpretation in Anglo-Saxon England
Derek A. Olsen; Foreword by Luke Timothy Johnson
In Reading Matthew with Monks, Derek Olsen seeks to evaluate whether early medieval monastic biblical interpreters can serve as effective conversation partners for modern readers who are committed to ...
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 ...
"Abbot Vitalis of Savigny, Abbot Godfrey of Savigny, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo"
Introduced, translated, and edited by Hugh Feiss, OSB, Maureen M. O'Brien, and Ronald Pepin
This volume offers translations of the twelfth-century Latin vitae of four monks of the Monastery of Savigny: Abbot Vitalis, Abbot Godfrey, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo. Founded in 1113 by Vit ...
Four Perspectives on Dei Verbum's "One Table of the Word of God and the Body of Christ"
Rhodora E. Beaton
Fifty years ago, Dei Verbum called Catholics to reflect on the inherent unity of the "one table of the word of God and the body of Christ." Drawing from a variety of ancient and modern insights, the a ...
Giving Voice to Marian Theology and Devotion
Stephanie A. Budwey
Throughout the history of Christianity, Mary has been a beacon of hope to many who look to her. While Christians have always prayed to Mary, they have also sung to her in times of joy and sorrow. Sing ...
A Brief History of the New Ecclesial Movements
Massimo Faggioli; Translated by Demetrio S. Yocum
In this expanded and thoroughly updated English edition of the Italian edition (2008), Massimo Faggioli offers us a history and broader context of the so-called ecclesial movements of which Focolare, ...
Gaudium et Spes Then and Now
Michael G. Lawler, Todd A. Salzman, and Eileen Burke-Sullivan
Gaudium et Spes, Vatican II's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, marked fundamental shifts in ethical methodology, in how we do ethics in the Catholic tradition, and in how we th ...
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 ...
Ministry and Celibacy in the Earliest Christian Communities
Raymond F. Collins
What light does the New Testament shed on the practice of celibacy for the sake of the kingdom? In his newest work, renowned Scripture scholar Raymond F. Collins turns his attention to the question, w ...
Cistercian Blessed and Saints of the Golden Age
Thomas Merton; Edited with an Introduction by Patrick Hart; Foreword by Brian Patrick McGuire
Shortly after entering the monastic life in December 1941, a relatively unknown Trappist monk called Frater Louis-who would later be known to the world by his given name, Thomas Merton-began to pen bi ...