Contemplating the Trinity: The Path to the Abundant Christian Life

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These are the hallmarks of the three Persons in one God, the Trinity, says Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the papal household. In this book, Fr. Cantalamessa invites you to turn to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit so that you can enter into and experience the relationship of love that the divine Persons share with one another. Contemplating the Trinity features a full-color inset of four famous works of art that depict the Trinity.

About the Author:
Raniero Cantalamessa taught at the Catholic University of Milan until 1979

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593250973
  • Publisher: Word Among Us Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     8
Contemplating the Trinity "to Overcome the Hateful Divisions of This World": The Trinity in Eastern Spirituality     11
The Icon of the Trinity   Andrej Rublev
Unity: Departure or Arrival Point?
Everyone Wants Unity
The Trinity Teaches Us the Path to Unity
Entering into the Trinity
Can We Dispense with the Trinity?
Contemplating the Trinity to Overcome the Great Unhappiness of the World: The Trinity in Western Spirituality     25
The Trinity   Masaccio
The Trinity and the Cross
Trinitarian Joy
Everyone Wants to Be Happy
The Place to Encounter the Trinity
The Trinity at Christ's Nativity
In the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit: The Trinitarian Dynamics of Prayer     43
Pray and Do What You Will
True Trinitarian Prayer
Trinitarian Prayer in the Spirit
Creation Returns to You
"Being a Trinity, God Is Nonetheless Simple": Contemplating the Trinity to Overcome the Hateful Hypocrisy of the World     57
The Trinity and Divine Simplicity
Authentic Persons or Fictive Characters?
The Unleavened Bread of Sincerity
Mary, the Earthly Reflection of Divine Simplicity
"You Are Beauty": Contemplating the Trinity to Overcome the Allure of False Beauty     73
Trinitarian Beauty
"Beauty is Vain"
The Ambiguity of Beauty
Christ Has Redeemed Beauty
Participating in the Redemption of Beauty
Bearing Witness to Beauty
Gathered in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: Contemplating the Trinity to BuildCommunion     95
The Church Is Communion
The Trinitarian Model
The Church: An Image of the Trinity
The Great Communion and Small Communions
A Spirituality of Communion
"We Will Arrive Where We Started": Contemplating the Trinity to Reach for Eternity     111
The Trinity in the Resurrection of Christ
Totaliter aliter! ("Completely Different!")
Sojourners and Strangers
The Last Passover
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