Way of the Lamb: The Spirit of Childhood and the End of the Age

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In the pre-Christian world, children were slain on pagan altars, and now, in the post-Christian world of the affluent West, children are again the object of adult hostility. In the U.S.A. the abuse of children has been called a "national emergency", while in almost every country on earth the killing of children still unborn has become an ideology of "choice".

In this challenging book, John Saward examines the work of several Roman Catholic ...
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Overview

In the pre-Christian world, children were slain on pagan altars, and now, in the post-Christian world of the affluent West, children are again the object of adult hostility. In the U.S.A. the abuse of children has been called a "national emergency", while in almost every country on earth the killing of children still unborn has become an ideology of "choice".

In this challenging book, John Saward examines the work of several Roman Catholic writers, including St. Thérèse of Lisieux, G. K. Chesterton, Charles Peguy, Georges Bernanos and Hans Urs von Balthasar who rose up in defense and celebration of childhood. This is a ground-breaking work in the theology of childhood and the analysis of modernity.
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George William Rutler
"One of the most original and insightful books of recent years. A singular beauty and intellectual passion describes the elegance of spiritual childhood and the terrible darkness of a world at war against children. Saward's account of St. Therese of Lisieux is superior to anything written about that new Doctor."--(Fr. George William Rutler, Author, Crisis of Saints)
O'Connor John Cardinal
"The clarity of Saward's style, the bounty of his sources, and the profundity of his topic-the sacredness of human life, especially the life of the child-make The Way of the Lamb a tour de force of insight and perspicacity necessary for us all. I highly recommend it."--(John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898707595
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Preface 1
Ch. 1 They Followed the Lamb 7
The Little Way of Therese Martin and Gilbert Chesterton 7
I The Night of the Nineties 8
1 St. Therese's Night of Faith 8
2 Chesterton's Night 12
3 Scepticism, Pessimism, Egoism 13
4 The Onslaught on Childhood 17
II The Lamp of the Lamb 24
1 Confidence in the Father 24
2 Playing with the Son 36
3 Soldiering in the Spirit 43
4 More Mother than Queen 50
5 Look for Them in the Nurseries of Heaven 57
Ch. 2 Charles Peguy and the Victory of the Innocents 59
1 First is Fairest 60
2 The Richness of Innocence 62
3 The Youthfulness of the Eternal Trinity 66
4 The Child-God 67
5 Reverence for the Innocent 73
6 The Gospel of the Child 74
7 The Pedagogy of Peguy 76
8 Little Girl Hope 79
9 The Mother of the Child 81
10 Child of the Church 88
11 Father and Soldier 91
Appendix 96
Ch. 3 'Faithful to the Child I used to be': Bernanos and the Spirit of Childhood 99
1 The Demons of Old Age 100
2 The Sin Against Childhood 103
3 The Infant Word 106
4 The World's Only Hope 107
5 The Child as Poverty 109
6 The Child on the Cross 111
7 The Child as Saint 113
8 The Youngest Sister 117
9 Bernanos and Chesterton: True to the Child 118
Ch. 4 Like Mother, Like Sons 123
Balthasar, Chesterton, and the Way of the Lamb 123
I Balthasar on Chesterton 124
1 Chesterton and the Tradition 124
2 The Good Humour of Hope 126
3 The Catholicity of the Truth 137
4 The Adventure of Authority 140
II Chesterton in Balthasar, Balthasar in Chesterton 142
1 The Child with the Mother 142
2 The Mother with the Child 146
Postscript 151
St. Therese of Lisieux 156
Gilbert Keith Chesterton 159
Charles Peguy 161
Georges Bernanos 163
Hans Urs von Balthasar 165
Index 167
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