Engagement With God: The Drama of Christian Discipleship / Edition 1

Engagement With God: The Drama of Christian Discipleship / Edition 1

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by Hans Urs Von Valthasar
     
 

ISBN-10: 1586171968

ISBN-13: 9781586171964

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Ignatius Press

Foreword by Dr. Margaret Turek

The brilliant theologian and philosopher Hans Urs von Balthasar writes about God’s involvement with man and man’s involvement with God in the Old and the New Testaments. He shows how that interaction of the divine with the human reveals the meaning of true freedom that man is always hungering for but

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Foreword by Dr. Margaret Turek

The brilliant theologian and philosopher Hans Urs von Balthasar writes about God’s involvement with man and man’s involvement with God in the Old and the New Testaments. He shows how that interaction of the divine with the human reveals the meaning of true freedom that man is always hungering for but often strives after in wrong and dangerous ways. He shows that God’s free revelation of himself in Christ is an invitation to enter into the realm of absolute and divine freedom, in which alone human freedom can be fully realized.

From the true Christian there radiates the kind of freedom that is constantly being sought after by the non-Christian. In modern times, the freedom of man is a theme that preoccupies everyone. Atheistic philosophies are wholly taken up with this preoccupation. The Enlightenment was concerned with the freeing of reason from the “fetters of faith”. Marx wrote about freeing man economically, and Freud wrote of freeing man from the bondage of a past as yet unmastered.

As opposed to those whose search for freedom urges them onward into a barren void, the Christian stands as the messenger of freedom accomplished and a freedom attainable by all. A true freedom of the sons and daughters of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586171964
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
106
Sales rank:
562,565
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great introduction to Catholicism. Explains how we relate to God and then what we must do in the world once we come to know about this relationship. Draws from the history of the Israelites relationship to God, to our relationship with God through the man Jesus. Simple and poetic.