The Saints and Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church
Paperback ISBN: 0679742212
A one-volume history of the American Catholic Church, acclaimed by The Boston Globe as one of the best books on the subject, traces its most memorable personalities, its relationship with secular America, and its ongoing controversies. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Drowned Book
Ecstatic and Earthy Reflections of Bahauddin, the Father of Rumi
Hardcover ISBN: 0060591943
An English-language translation of the writings by the Islamic religious leader and father of Sufi poet Rumi includes a collection of mystical poems and observations on such topics as nature, humanity, and the mysteries of life.
A Moral Reckoning
The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair
Paperback ISBN: 0375714170
The author of Hitler's Willing Executioners offers a provocative moral inquiry into the role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust, exploring the complicity and culpability of Pope Pius XII and the Church throughout Europe in the persecution of the Jews, and explores the ways in which the Church must make reparations. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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.
A Monk in the World
Cultivating a Spiritual Life
Paperback ISBN: 1577314379
Teasdale is a Chicago-based lay monk who combines the traditions of Christianity and Hinduism in the way of Christian Sannyasa. He explains what it means to him to lead a life of activism and teaching outside the monastery. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Claiming the City
Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul
Paperback ISBN: 0801488850
Are Minneapolis and St. Paul "Twin Cities" in proximity only? How can two cities, spoken of so often in one breath, differ so greatly in their histories and characteristics? Claiming the City traces the contours of St. Paul's "civic identity" to show how personal identities and political structures of power are fundamentally informed by the social geography of place. St. Paul proves a particularly fruitful site for such analysis because it has developed along a divergent path from that of Minneapolis, its sister city just across the Mississippi river. While Minneapolis in the last part of the nineteenth century bore the stamp of Scandinavians, Protestants, and Republican Yankee progressives, St. Paul emerged as an Irish, Catholic, Democratic stronghold. Increasingly overshadowed by the economic might of Minneapolis, out of necessity St. Paul evolved complex alliances among business, labor, and the Catholic Church that cut across class and ethnic lines—a culture of compromise that sharply contrasted with Minneapolis' more strident labor politics.Mary Lethert Wingerd brings together the voices of citizens and workers and the power dynamics of civic leaders including James J. Hill and Archbishop John Ireland. She crafts a portrait of St. Paul remarkable for its specificity as well as its relevance to broader interpretations of place-based culture and politics. Wingerd's rich and lively history of St. Paul is a clear demonstration that place—the lived experience and memory located in a specific spatial context—is a constitutive element of all other aspects of identity.
Walk Humbly With Your God
Simple Steps to a Virtuous Life
Paperback ISBN: 0867167599
After the World Trade Towers went down in New York, Father Apostoli ministered at the morgue set up at Ground Zero. When search teams discovered the body of a police officer or firefighter, an honor guard formed and gathered the body with great reverence. For Father Apostoli, these moments vividly captured the unspoken code of these heroic public servants: "We go in together, we come out together." Christians, if they are to have any impact in today's world, have something of the same code: we fight the good fight, side by side, ready to lay down our lives for one another. Such heroism doesn't come naturally. AsWalk Humbly With Your God points out, it is in the day-to-day training, in taking the simple steps to holiness, that heroism becomes second nature. Father Apostoli provides an inspirational guide to conquering our faults, growing in prayer and acquiring the virtues that enable us to walk with God and live for others.