Faith and Freedom

Faith and Freedom

by Teresa Forcades

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781509509768
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/05/2016
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 893,545
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Teresa Forcades i Vila is a physician, theologian and Benedictine nun in the mountain monastery of Sant Benet de Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1
MATINS: LOVE AND FREEDOM
the biblical genesis and the Enuma Elish / creation vs. emanation / tzimtzum and perichorese / Augustine’s notion of freedom
Chapter 2
LAUDS: SOCIAL JUSTICE
liberation theology / the case of Guatemala / a critique of capitalism / my political experience
Chapter 3
SEXT: PUBLIC HEALTH
public health systems / privatization and the WHO / the undue influence of pharmaceutical companies / medicalization
Chapter 4
RECREATION: FEMINISM
my experience of femininity and of feminism / the mother as object of desire / sexism in today’s society / feminist theology
Chapter 5
VESPERS: FAITH
faith and reason / the gospel of Judas / Gertrude of Helfta / María Jesús of Ágreda
Chapter 6
COMPLINE: FORGIVENESS
the testimony of a monastic sister / Lacan’s subject vs. the Christian person / Jesus’ parables / forgiveness and freedom

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Teresa Forcades offers a lucid and inspiring reflection on the mutually enriching relationship between contemplation and action, the spiritual and the political, faith and feminism. Structuring her book around the liturgy of the hours, she shows how the Christian life can be lived in a way that is deeply rooted in prayer and tradition, but also radically engaged with the contemporary world.
Tina Beattie, University of Roehampton

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