The Great Mysteries: Experiencing Catholic Faith from the Inside Out

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"In Greeley's vision, God is an agent of life and life to the full. Even (perhaps especially) when we run towards death, God runs around us, heads us off at the pass and displays new possibilities for growth and flourishing…..The "lurking" God I is the ground of the sacramentalism that is evident on practically every page of The Great Mysteries….
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Overview

"In Greeley's vision, God is an agent of life and life to the full. Even (perhaps especially) when we run towards death, God runs around us, heads us off at the pass and displays new possibilities for growth and flourishing…..The "lurking" God I is the ground of the sacramentalism that is evident on practically every page of The Great Mysteries….
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This deceptively simple catechesis is actually an invaluable primer of Catholic beliefs and traditions that will intrigue both the faithful and the merely curious.
Chicago Sun-Times - Mike Thomas
Within the Catholic Church, Greeley's staunchly against-the-grain stances on such hot-button issues as birth control, female clergy and abortion, as well as his sex-and-corruption-tinged novels, have made enemies and waves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580511315
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 1,011,810
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew M. Greeley is a priest, distinguished sociologist, and best-selling author. With more than 20 million copies of his books in print, he is one of America's best-known novelists and most quoted authorities on religion and culture. A professor of social sciences at the University of Arizona, he is also research associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Rev. Robert Barron     vii
Introduction     xi
The Mystery of God     1
The Mystery of Jesus of Nazareth     13
The Mystery of the Spirit     25
The Mystery of the Cross and Resurrection     39
The Mystery of Salvation     51
The Mystery of Grace     65
The Mystery of the Holy Eucharist     75
The Mystery of the Church     87
The Mystery of Baptism     103
The Mystery of Mary the Mother of Jesus     111
The Mystery of Heaven     125
The Mystery of the Return of Jesus     135
Conclusion     145
Guide for Discussion and Personal Meditation     151
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