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  • Culture Of The Incarnation


    n this collection of essays, distinguished Australian theologian Tracey Rowland takes up the relationship of Christ and culture, broadly understood. She contrasts the principles undergirding what St. John Paul II called a culture of death with those required for the flourishing of a humanism that flows from the grace of the Incarnation.

    Rowland returns frequently to the theological insights of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, to whose thought she is deeply indebted. Drawing upon the Augustinian and Thomist traditions of political theology, she offers a trenchant theological critique of liberalism in all its forms, with attention to our modern attraction to false utopias and accommodationist impulses.

    The nine essays in this volume engage such perennial topics as the place of natural law, the theological status of the world, and the nature of true humanism, along with timely topics such as the retrieval of the sources of Catholic resistance to Communism and what is now commonly called cultural Marxism. Rowland’s inimitable voice, keen wit, and penetrating insight into the distinctiveness of Catholic truth make this book a landmark volume as the Church today revisits anew its relationship to the world. Continue Reading Culture Of The Incarnation

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  • Catholicism And Intelligence


    Catholicism and Intelligence is a collection of essays that challenge the reader to see God in what-is, in the reality of our world. Engaging some of the finest minds of the past-Chesterton, Plato, Augustine, and even Charlie Brown-Schall speaks to the present with incisive clarity, illustrating how revelation informs and strengthens the natural light of reason, enabling humanity to see reality most clearly. Catholicism and Intelligence affirms that a truly Catholic mind is radically and uniquely capable of sifting through competing worldviews. Continue Reading Catholicism And Intelligence

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  • Saint Cuthbert Gospel


    A British Library Publishing Title

    The St Cuthbert Gospel (formerly known as the Stonyhurst Gospel) is the earliest intact European book and a landmark in the cultural history of western Europe. Now dated to the early eighth century, the manuscript contains a beautifully written copy of the Gospel of John in Latin and is famous for the craftsmanship and condition of its contemporary decorated leather binding. Found in Cuthbert’s coffin when it was opened in Durham Cathedral in 1104, the Gospel was acquired for the national collection in 2012 after a major fundraising campaign. This new collection of essays is the most substantial study of the book since the 1960s. It includes detailed commentary on Cuthbert in his historical context; the codicology, text, script, and medieval history of the manuscript; the structure and decoration of the binding; the other relics found in Cuthbert’s coffin; and the post-medieval ownership of the book.This book significantly revises the existing scholarship on one of the British Library’s most recent acquisitions which is now one of its greatest treasures. Continue Reading Saint Cuthbert Gospel

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  • Promise Of Presence


    SKU (ISBN): 9780912405926Editor: Michael Downey | Editor: Richard FragomeniBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1992Publisher: Oregon Catholic Press/Pastoral Press

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