Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity (2nd by Gerald O'Collins, Mario Farrugia

By Gerald O'Collins, Mario Farrugia

The bestselling Catholicism has now been revised and up-to-date for an eagerly-anticipated moment variation. This lucid and obtainable account explains how Roman Catholicism and its ideals and practices got here to be what they're. well known students Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia go through background to sum up the current features of Catholic Christianity and the foremost demanding situations it faces within the 3rd millennium. transparent and interesting, the authors current concerns in a clean and unique means. They skilfully depict the Catholic background and exhibit that Catholicism is a dynamic and dwelling religion. O'Collins and Farrugia have interaction with modern ethical matters and discover the demanding situations which Catholics and different Christians needs to face. this can be an authoritative, vigorous, and updated creation to Catholicism for the twenty-first century.

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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in by Hubert Wolf

By Hubert Wolf

A precise, never-before-told story—discovered in a mystery Vatican archive—of intercourse, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent.

In 1858, a German princess, lately inducted into the convent of Sant'Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was once being abused and feared for her lifestyles. What the following research by way of the Church's Inquisition exposed have been the extreme secrets and techniques of Sant'Ambrogio and the illicit habit of the convent's appealing younger mistress, Maria Luisa. Having confident these below her cost that she used to be having normal visions and heavenly visitations, Maria Luisa started to lead and coerce her newcomers into lesbian initiation rites and heresies. She entered right into a hugely eroticized dating with a tender theologian referred to as Padre Peters—urging him to dispense upon her, within the privateness and sanctity of the confessional field, what the 2 of them known as the "special blessing."

What emerges throughout the fog of centuries is a intercourse scandal of ecclesiastical value, skillfully delivered to gentle and vividly reconstructed in scholarly element. delivering a huge ancient historical past on lady mystics and the cult of the Virgin Mary, and drawing on written testimony and unique records, Professor Wolf—Germany's top pupil of the Catholic Church, and one of the first actual students to be granted entry to the files of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the religion, previously the workplace of the Inquisition—tells the great tale of the way one lady used to be in a position to perpetrate deception, heresy, seduction, and homicide within the center of the Church itself.

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The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals by Thomas Merton

By Thomas Merton

during this diary-like memoir, composed of his such a lot poignant and insightful magazine entries, The Intimate Merton lays naked the steep methods of Thomas Merton's religious direction. Culled from the seven volumes of his own journals, this twenty 9 12 months chronicle deepens and extends the tale Thomas Merton acknowledged and made recognized in The Seven Storey Mountain. This publication is the non secular autobiography of our century's such a lot celebrated monk -- the knowledge won from the non-public event of an everlasting non secular instructor. this is Merton's account of his life's significant demanding situations, his confrontations with monastic and church hierarchies, his interplay with non secular traditions east and west, and his antiwar and civil-rights actions. In The Intimate Merton we have interaction a writer's paintings of ''confession and witness'' as he searches for a modern, actual, and international spirituality.

Recounting Merton's earliest days within the monastery to his trip east to fulfill the Dalai Lama, The Intimate Merton captures the essence of what makes Thomas Merton's existence trip so perennially appropriate.

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Flesh Made Word: Medieval Women Mystics, Writing, and the by Emily A. Holmes

By Emily A. Holmes

For such a lot of Christian heritage, the incarnation distinct Christ as God made guy. the most obvious connection among God and the male physique too frequently excluded ladies and the feminine physique. In Flesh Made Word, Emily A. Holmes monitors how how medieval girls writers multiplied conventional theology during the incarnational perform of writing. Holmes attracts notion for feminist theology from the writings of those medieval girls mystics in addition to French feminist philosophers of écriture féminine. the feminine physique is then prioritized in feminist Christology, instead of circumvented. Flesh Made Word is a clean, inclusive theology of the incarnation.

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The Thought of Pope Benedict XVI (New Edition): An by Aidan Nichols OP

By Aidan Nichols OP

Aidan Nichols' well timed booklet is the 1st full-scale research of Joseph Ratzinger's theology, from the Fifties to the current day. It offers a chronological account of the improvement of Ratzinger's writing which displays quite a lot of historic and theoretical pursuits. A entire advent to a determine who's in his personal correct, fairly except his importance within the politics of the Church, a tremendous German Catholic theologian of the 20th century. This new version offers amplifies present chapters by way of connection with books via Ratzinger among 1986/1987 and his election as Pope in 2005, and comprises new chapters - Judaism, Islam and different religions, and the secularization and way forward for Europe.

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