Individual Theologians and their Works General
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe
The Universal Christ
How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe
Hardcover      ISBN: 1524762091
Shares a view of Jesus Christ that dispells with preconceived notions of culture and nationalism and provides a broad, science-friendly, modern, spiritual prerspective.
Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Strange Glory
A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Paperback      ISBN: 0307390381
In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate, of this modern icon. The scion of a grand family that rarely went to church, Dietrich decided as a thirteen-year-old to become a theologian. By twenty-one, the rather snobbish and awkward young man had already written a dissertation hailed by Karl Barth as a “theological miracle.
The Lonergan Reader
The Lonergan Reader
Paperback      ISBN: 0802076483
Bernard Lonergan's work is both original and comprehensive. It can be grasped only by working one's way slowly and carefully through his major writings. In order to make Lonergan's unique contribution to philosophy and theology accessible to students and teachers, the editors of The Lonergan Reader have brought together in a single volume selections that represent the depth and breadth of his thought. The full range of Lonergan's basic philosophical positions, the key transitional moments in the development of his thought, and the main elements of his innovative theological method are thoroughly represented. The Lonergan Reader includes an abridgment of Lonergan's massive foundational work, Insight, and extensive selections from his last major work, Method in Theology. In addition, the volume contains the complete texts of several articles that expanded and transformed his original positions and a broad range of shorter selections. The volume highlights not only Lonergan's essential philosophical writings, but also reveals the larger cultural and theological dimensions of his work.
Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World
Call It Grace
Finding Meaning in a Fractured World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0735223645
Offers a guidebook for living a more honest, grace-filled life in an era of estrangement, anxiety, and gloom.
A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A Testament to Freedom
The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Paperback      ISBN: 0060642149
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine years old when he was executed in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, yet his courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the twentieth-century Church and theology. Particularly through his bestselling classic, The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer profoundly shaped such minds and movements as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Leonardo Boff, civil rights and leberation theology. A Testament to Freedom, completely revised and expanded for this edition, includes previously untranslated writings, excerpts from major books, sermons, and selected letters spanning the years of Bonhoeffer's pastoral and theological career. This magnificent volume takes readers on a historical and biographical journey that follows Bonhoeffer through the various stages of his life--as teacher, ecumenist, pastor, preacher, seminary director, prophet in the Nazi era and, finally, as martyr in pursuit of peace and justice.
The Sacred Embrace of Jesus And Mary: The Sexual Mystery at the Heart of the Christian Tradition
The Sacred Embrace of Jesus And Mary
The Sexual Mystery at the Heart of the Christian Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 1594771014
An examination of how the teachings of Jesus reveal the essential role of sexuality in spiritual growth and transformation • Shows that Jesus did not come to redeem humanity from the life of the flesh, but to honor it as a spiritual path • Uses Hebrew, gnostic, and early Christian source texts to reveal the true context of the words attributed to Jesus • Explores the spiritual and physical relationship shared by Jesus and Mary Magdalene Of all the major religions, Christianity is the only one that has utterly rejected sexuality as one of the many paths that can lead to enlightenment and salvation. But if Jesus was indeed “the Word made flesh
Ecclesiogenesis: The Base Communities Reinvent the Church
Ecclesiogenesis
The Base Communities Reinvent the Church
Paperback      ISBN: 0883442140
Examines whether Catholicism should be adapted to suit an individual country's culture and analyzes the structure of the Catholic Church
No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State
No Ordinary Men
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State
Hardcover      ISBN: 1590176812
Looks at how a pastor and a lawyer both resisted the Nazi regime from within, how they did so and the price they paid for their honorable actions.
The Church of Mary Magdalene: The Sacred Feminine and the Treasure of Rennes-Le-Chateau
The Church of Mary Magdalene
The Sacred Feminine and the Treasure of Rennes-Le-Chateau
Paperback      ISBN: 0892811994
An extensive examination of the religious anomalies and lost treasure of the Mary Magdalene Church in Rennes-le-Château • Looks at the connection between the Templars, Cathars, and other enigmatic groups in the history of this church and the surrounding area • Maintains that Mary Magdalene was the high priestess who anointed Jesus into his priesthood, in accordance with ancient religious tradition • Explores the role of the Sacred Feminine in early Christian Church history The small church of Rennes-le-Château, in a remote village in southern France, may well hold the key to the proof of Mary Magdalene's marriage to Jesus and the bloodline they founded. In 1885 the village of Rennes-le-Château welcomed a new priest, Abbe Saunière, for its church dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. Abbe Saunière ordered very strange restoration work for the church, and it is thought that he discovered something during this renovation that brought him to the attention of the power brokers of that time and made him a very rich man. Possible identifications of his discovery range from the gold pillaged from Delphi in Roman times; the treasure brought out of Jerusalem by the Templars, who had a strong presence in this area; and the missing Cathar treasure, spirited out of Montségur mere days before the fall of that fortress. Yet even more curious and compelling is this church's ambiguous portrayal of Mary Magdalene. Markale explains that the unusual depictions of Mary in the church hint at an even more archaic role performed by Mary that could shake the very foundations of the Church if it were fully understood: that of the high priestess who anoints the priest king into his spiritual duties.
Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile
Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430542
An in-depth investigation of the facts and mythology surrounding the historical Mary Magdalene • Reveals new details about the life of the beloved of Jesus • Illustrated with rare and unusual imagery depicting Mary's central role in Christianity • Includes 60-minute CD of author discussing "The Greatest Story Never Told" • By the author of the bestselling The Woman with the Alabaster Jar The controversy surrounding Mary Magdalene and her relationship to Jesus has gained widespread international interest since the publication of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code, which specifically cites Margaret Starbird's earlier works as a significant source. In Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile Starbird examines the many faces of Mary Magdalene, from the historical woman who walked with Jesus in the villages of Judea to the mythic and symbolic Magdalene who is the archetype of the Sacred Feminine. Starbird reveals exciting new information about the woman who was the most intimate companion of Jesus and offers historical evidence that Mary was Jesus' forgotten bride. Expanding on the discussion of medieval art and lore introduced in her bestselling book The Woman with the Alabaster Jar, Starbird sifts through the layers of misidentification under which the story of the Lost Bride of Christ has been buried to reveal the slandered woman and the “exiled