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Bridging the Great Divide : Musings Og a Post-Liberal, Post Conservative Evangelical Catholic :  Musings Og a Post-Liberal, Post Conservative Evangelical Catholic - Robert Barron

Bridging the Great Divide : Musings Og a Post-Liberal, Post Conservative Evangelical Catholic

Musings Og a Post-Liberal, Post Conservative Evangelical Catholic

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Represents a pivotal moment in the life of the Catholic community.

These essays afford an opportunity of moving, in the company of Father Robert Barron, away from some of the polarizations that have left much modern theological writing in a cul-de-sac. The reader will judge how successful he has been in avoiding both a stuffy traditionalism and a liberalism without content; but the discussion is everywhere stimulating, the product of a fertile and cultivated theological mind. -- Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago Clearly well versed in his own and other Christian denominational traditions as well as with contemporary popular and academic culture, Barron puts all these in dialogue in ways engrossing and accessible to a variety of audiences...Spiritual and theological richness-not to mention sheer pleasure...await the reader in this volume. Anglican Theological Review Barron takes his readers on an interesting ride through systematic theology, liturgy, homiletics and spirituality, social ethics and finally through several essays on theology of priesthood and the laity. Catholic New World Father Robert Barron grew up after the Council and hence was in a position to compare the riches of the Catholic heritage with the dry, lifeless version taught in the schools after the Council. He calls this "beige Catholicism"-a Catholicism devoid of its historic color and vitality and energy. The Council did not create this beige church, rather priests and nuns, desperately seeking a new certainty to replace those which had been lost fashioned it, doubtless in good faith and with good intentions. Father Barron does not indulge in nostalgia for the Church of the fifties and sixties. He supports the Council enthusiastically. He insists, however, the the Church must retrieve the theological and cultural riches of its age-old tradition-not as a museum piece but as resource for further growth. -- Andrew Greeley, University of Arizona; author of The Great Mysteries

Preface: Cultivators of a Flourishing Garden of Lifep. xi
Building a Bridge across the Great Divide
The Virtue of Bi-Polar Extremismp. 3
The Trouble with a Beige Catholicismp. 11
Paths and Practices: Recovering an Embodied Christianityp. 22
Liturgy
Lex Orandi, Lex Vivendi: The Liturgy as a Source for the Moral Lifep. 35
The Liturgical Act and the Church of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 53
The Trouble with Beige Churches: A Critique of the Influence of Cartesian Modernity on Contemporary Ecclesial Architecturep. 68
At the Feet of the Masters
Thomas Aquinas's Christological Reading of God and the Creaturep. 87
The Christian Humanism of Karol Wojtyla and Thomas Aquinasp. 107
God As Artistp. 124
Genesis and Joyce: Narratives of Sin, Grace, and Theonomy. An Essay in Honor of Andrew Greeley on His Seventieth Birthdayp. 139
Preaching the Message
"I'm Waiting; I'm Waiting": An Advent Meditationp. 165
Three Paths of Holinessp. 171
The Grandfather and the Voice from the Whirlwind: A Meditation of Preaching the Problem of Sufferingp. 181
A Sermon for Children of the Seventiesp. 191
The Way of Nonviolence
Thomas Merton's Metaphysics of Peacep. 199
Creation, Transubstantiation, and the Grain of the Universe: A Contribution to Stanley Hauerwas's Ekklesia Projectp. 214
"Comes a Warrior": A Christmas Meditationp. 220
Priesthood and Ministry
Priest as Bearer of the Mysteryp. 227
Priest as Doctor of the Soulp. 235
Mystagogues, World Transformers, and Interpreters of Tongues: A Reflection on Collaborative Ministry in the Churchp. 244
Evangelizing the American Culturep. 256
Indexp. 273
About the Authorp. 289
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ISBN: 9780742532069
ISBN-10: 0742532062
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: September 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 18.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.48