The Church and the Jews
Hardcover ISBN: 0395779278
The National Book Award-winning author of An American Requiem takes a close-up look at the two-thousand-year relationship between Christianity and Judaism, examining the long entrenched tradition of anti-Semitism that culminated in the Church's failure to protest the Holocaust during World War II. 50,000 first printing.
The Hidden Lives of Nuns
Hardcover ISBN: 0425195112
Drawing on interviews with more than three hundred nuns from a variety of orders and reflecting a diversity of beliefs, this candid study of life behind the walls of the convent describes their daily lives, their daily worship services, vow ceremonies, friendships, attitude toward the modern world and its consumerism, and interior lives. 40,000 first printing.
Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision
Paperback ISBN: 0802802222
Cunningham (theology, U. of Notre Dame) explores Merton's monastic life and his subsequent growth into a modern-day spiritual master. Starting from Merton's entrance into the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1941, he highlights the development of Merton's monastic life against the cultural background of the American experience and the vast upheavals in the Roman Catholic Church, thus showing how his writings and continuing influence can only be understood against the background of his contemplative experience as a Trappist monk. Father Timothy Kelley, the current abbot of the Abbey of Gethsemani and a former novice under Merton, provides a foreword. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Intimate Merton
His Life from His Journals
Paperback ISBN: 0062516299
Culling the beloved Trappist monk's journals for evidence of spiritual transformation, the author finds evidence aplenty, revealing Merton's passionate explorations of spirituality and the contemplative life, his relationship with Buddhism, his role in the 1960s anti-war movement, and much more. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Dogs of God
Columbus, the Inquisition, And the Defeat of the Moors
Paperback ISBN: 1400031915
A compelling historical analysis of the pivotal events of the year 1492 focuses on the role of the Spanish Inquisition in strengthening the power of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, the campaign against Moorish occupation, the expulsion of the Spanish Jews, and the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the New World. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Church and the Jews : A History
Paperback ISBN: 0618219080
Traces two thousand years of struggle between Christianity and Judaism, also discussing contemporary Christian-Jewish relations, the particular challenges faced in the Western world, and how the author's understanding of history has impacted his own faith failure to protest the Holocaust during World War II. Reprint.
Catholic Social Teaching in Action
Paperback ISBN: 1580510469
Through Scripture,Tradition, world events, and living examples of heroism and holiness ranging from the simple to the extraordinary, Living Justice develops your understanding of Catholic social teaching and inspires you for service.
In Search of the Contemplative Life
Paperback ISBN: 0345384245
In a meditative memoir named a Notable Book by The New York Times, the author recounts her quest for spiritual fulfillment and reconciliation with her Catholic upbringing, which takes her from Europe to a California monastery. Reprint. NYT.