History and theology of the Eucharist; description of various roles of priest, deacon, et al. Glossary.
Most the essays in this anthology are classics. The editor, Joseph Margolis of Temple University, has provided important readings for an introduction to philosophy. Introductions by the editor make clear how the articles relate to one another and to the topics of primary interest. After each set of selections, the editor has added a bibliography for further reading. The editor has grouped his readings in terms of seven problems: the nature of philosophical inquiry, God and religious language, human behavior, the mind-body problem, knowledge & certainty, meaning & perception, and content & value.
Originally published in Italian, this little book provides large-print reflections on the Virgin Mary, collected from remarks of Pope Benedict XVI. There is a useful introduction by Father Ermes Maria Ronchi, OSM. The book is illustrated with beautiful, four-color icons of Mary.
In 100 numbered paragraphs, the author goes through the Mass, describing each part in detail. He gives spiritual and theological meaning to the liturgy, especially for children and adolescents, directly and clearly. Several line drawings provide effective illustrations. This booklet was originally published in French-speaking Canada; it was translated into English by Father Neil Xavier O'Donoghue. 64 pages.
In this book, the author details the history of the Christian Eucharist, the Mass, from its beginnings in Jewish liturgy to the present. Father Foley, OFM, Cap., does not deal just with the texts of the Mass; he also provides extensive commentary on architecture, music, and sacred vessels. This book is profusely illustrated with drawings, maps, music, and photographs. The book concludes with an extensive glossary, a chapter-by-chapter bibliography, and a 19-page index. Such documentation bears witness to the Father Foley's scholarship and reliability. The author holds a Ph.D. in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame, from the early 1970s. His work, as you would expect, is well researched and theologically oriented. Father Foley also has done graduate work in music and so is especially sensitive to this dimension of Christian celebration. He is currently professor of liturgy and music at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago.
The author, Notto Thelle, offers this book as a spiritual antidote to our alienated world by inviting the reader to a personal encounter with God. Faith is described as a spacious landscape in which one can breathe freely. Faith engages, says the author, the rich imagery of the Bible, in order to help the individual find orientation without feeling imprisoned. Notto Thelle here makes comparisons with faith as it is found in other religious traditions, searching out what is of value. Some of the chapters of the book began as sermons and are now presented in written, developed form. Others are new essays. The author is professor of theology at the University of Oslo, Norway. He specializes in systematic theology and interreligious dialogue, especially with the religions of Asia.
Corners of the book are a bit worn. Otherwise, it's in very good condition. This is an ecumenical, Christian dictionary, sensitive to Judaism, Islam, and Eastern religions. There are more than 1000 entries.
Part of the popular "Responses to 101 Questions Series," this book provides basic information about Catholic social teaching. The author summarizes what major documents say about life, political, economic, and social. The language is accessible and accurate. The author, Father Kenneth R. Hines, OFM, is professor of moral theology at Washington Theological Union. He is also a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He holds a Ph.D. from Duke University, in religion and public policy.
Of the Summa Theologica, this is the Second Part of the Second Part, QQ 1-189, and the Third Part, QQ 1-90. The whole work is published in three volumes; this is the second. The subtitle says that this book is "literally translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province." With durable, smyth-sewn binding, as well as good quality paper, this edition was meant to last. It is in very good condition. The blue cover has gold inlay, including a gold relief of Aquinas on the front cover. (The slipcase, of cardboard, is well worn and damaged.)
In the author's view, Black theology is still marginalized. The author outlines reasons for this fact, such as residential segregation in the urban North, the ideal of assimilation, the impact of the Second Vatican Counci, and the separatist tone of Black theology. Using the work of Bernard Longergan and David Tracy, the author argues that Catholic theology itself requires collaboration with Black theologians, quite apart from the moral imperative of racial justice.
During the twentieth century, Jesuit priest-scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin developed a truly innovative spirituality. By integrating evolution and science into the spiritual life, Teilhard presented a new way of understanding the Word of God. This book is a spiritual guide for the day-by-day use of Teilhard's ideas. The author, Louis Savary, holds doctorates in both mathematical statistics applied to the social sciences and in spirituality and theology. Author and co-author of many books, Savary has taught courses on spirituality at St. Joseph College in West Hartford, CT. He has also served as adjunct professor of spirituality at various universities. He has also given seminars on The Divine Milieu. Currently, he lives in Tampa, Florida. "...[This book is] a wonderful example of the new convergence that is taking place between religion and science and spirituality. Could there be any other future?" --Father Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
This book is the work of nine authors, each of whom writes from the perspective of his or her discipline. Each offers a personal reflection on where God might be sought in the forces of nature. Each chapter ends with questions, to help focus thinking on the subject matter in question.
This book offers scriptural, theological, historical, and personal reflections on the words and phrases of the Lord's Prayer. Each of the twelve chapters is divided into several parts, and each part offers a distinct perspective on the word of phrase under discussion. Each chapter concludes with a prayer and a suggested meditation. Study guides and questions are included for personal reflection or group discussion.
Christianity is a call to a life of prayer and activism, says Susan Rakoczy, author of this book. The author traces the lives and writings of contemplatives who championed activism, political, religious, and social. For example, she considers the life and work of Catherine of Siena, Ignatius of Loyola, Evelyn Underhill, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and four South Africans: Denis Hurley, Beyers Naude', Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu. The author is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She holds a PhD in theology from the Catholic University of America. Currently, she is a lecturer in theology at St. Joseph's Theological Institute, Cedara, South Africa.
Scripturally derived Christology. Protestant.
"This is far and away the best book on Veritatis Splendor." --Peter Hebblethwaite. The papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor (1993) proposes a model of moral theology based on the notion of universal and unchanging ethical principles that guide the Christian moral life. The encyclical also helps to clarify a number of questions about the moral teachings of the post-Vatican II Church. In this book, the contributors are all leading, professional Roman Catholic theologians. In these pages, they interpret various key statements in Veritatis Splendor and assess the overall accuracy of the encyclical's moral vision. In this process, these essays also demonstrate the true significance of this important Church document.
Volume 52 in the Concilium Series: an anthology. This book is especially concerned with liturgy prayer and its relationship to the local community.
Volume 62 in the Concilium Series: an anthology.
"Good humor, logic, and faith are all combined in this book. It should be a big help to teenagers seeking answers to the meaning of life and to their belief in God." --Religion Teacher's Journal. This volume is the third edition of a book that has sold more than 100,000 copies; it has been used in high schools in all parts of the U.S. and Canada.
Edited by the late Father John E. Rotelle, O.S.A., this book provides an English translation of the works of St. Thomas of Villanova. There is a staple on the frontispiece; otherwise, the book is in excellent condition. 280 pages.