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And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation

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“Christianity is, above all, a way of seeing. What unites figures as diverse as James Joyce, Caravaggio, John Milton, the architect of Chartres, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the later Bob Dylan is a peculiar and distinctive take on things, a style, a way, which flows finally from Jesus of Nazareth. Origen remarked that holiness is seeing with the eyes of Christ. Teilhard de Chardin said, with great passion, that his mission as a Christian thinker was to help people see. And Thomas Aquinas said that the ...
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“Christianity is, above all, a way of seeing. What unites figures as diverse as James Joyce, Caravaggio, John Milton, the architect of Chartres, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the later Bob Dylan is a peculiar and distinctive take on things, a style, a way, which flows finally from Jesus of Nazareth. Origen remarked that holiness is seeing with the eyes of Christ. Teilhard de Chardin said, with great passion, that his mission as a Christian thinker was to help people see. And Thomas Aquinas said that the ultimate goal of the Christian life is a ‘beatific vision,’ an act of seeing. This book is about coming to vision through Christ.” — Robert Barron, from the Prelude
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Barron, professor of systematic theology at Mundelein Seminary, near Chicago, offers an accessible exploration of Christian theological concepts He divides his book into three sections as he examines Christianity as a source of human transformation. In his first section, Barron argues that human nature is alienated from itself and thus humans are in need of a mediator who can draw them back to God and self. The second section takes up a renewed understanding of God in light of the alienated nature of humanity. In his final section, Barron contends that Christ is a healer and reconciler who seeks to draw humanity back into relationship with God. Along the way, Barron draws on sources as diverse as Dante, Paul Tillich, Thomas Merton and Flannery O'Connor. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824517533
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 197,809
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Prelude: Change Your Way of Seeing 1
Pt. 1 The Riven Self
1 The Mind of Fear: Beginning with Dante 19
2 Originating Sin: The Tumble out of the Garden 32
3 The Doctrine of Original Sin: The Fathers of Trent 44
4 The Mind of Trust: Beginning with Merton 55
5 The Imago in Fullness and Emptiness: Balthasar, Schleiermacher, and Tillich 69
Pt. 2 The Uncanny God
6 No Grasping, No Hiding: Beginning with Faulkner 91
7 The Serenity and the Creativity of God 106
8 The Self-Sufficiency and the Faithfulness of God 119
9 The Lordliness and the Lowliness of God 134
10 Love: God's Deepest Name 147
Pt. 3 The Healing
11 Jesus the Judge: Beginning with Flannery O'Connor 159
12 Jesus the Paradigm of the New Humanity: The Sermon on the Mount 183
13 Jesus the Revealer of the True God: Christmas, Chalcedon, and the Cross 195
Conclusion: To Light a Fire on the Earth 220
Notes 222
Index 225
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    Probably the finest summary of the purpose and understanding of the Christ-event ever written in English. With references to the great minds of science, psychology, and philosophy, it provides a realistic and ultimate answer to the mystery of our human emergence in the Universe.

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