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The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path
     

The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path

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by Robert Barron
 

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ISBN-10: 157075408X

ISBN-13: 9781570754081

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Orbis Books

Is Christianity a bland, domesticated religion, unthreatening and easy to grasp? Or is it the most exotic, unexpected, and uncanny of the religious paths? For the mystics and saints -- and for Robert Barron who discovered Christianity through them -- it is surely the strangest way. "At its very center," writes Barron, "is a God who comes after us with a reckless

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Is Christianity a bland, domesticated religion, unthreatening and easy to grasp? Or is it the most exotic, unexpected, and uncanny of the religious paths? For the mystics and saints -- and for Robert Barron who discovered Christianity through them -- it is surely the strangest way. "At its very center," writes Barron, "is a God who comes after us with a reckless abandon, breaking open his own heart in love in order to include us in the rhythm of his own life." What could be more compelling?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570754081
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
311,370
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Preface: Strange Christianity9
Introduction: Paths and Practices13
Prelude: Apprenticeship13
The Problem with Modernity18
Back to Practices24
Being a Saint29
Chapter 1Walking the First Path: Finding the Center31
Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited35
The Place of Safety and Power45
The Place of Detachment49
Practices for Path One53
Practices of Prayer53
Pilgrimages and Processions57
Medals, Crosses, and Garb59
Fasting63
Chapter 2Walking the Second Path: Knowing You're a Sinner67
The Nature of Sin72
Dante's Purgatorio76
Jesus as Judge and Savior93
Practices for Path Two99
The Confession of Sin99
Truth-Telling103
Forgiveness109
Chapter 3Walking the Third Path: Realizing Your Life Is Not about You113
Mission118
A Flannery O'Connor Interlude123
The Cosmos136
Practices for Path Three145
Discerning the Will of God145
The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy151
Nonviolence153
The Liturgy158
Concluding Meditation: The Strangest Way163
Notes169

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The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid for this book but never received it! Very disappointed. I did read the free sample and it was good. I hope barnes and Noble will see this and send my book!!