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About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword Donald Senior, CP ix
Preface Ruth Burrows, OCD xv
Introduction: Paul in Prison 1
1 De-Centering and Divine Presence 7
2 Perspective Adjustment, or the Paradox of the Cross 18
3 A Map Left Behind: The Living Pattern of the Christ Hymn 32
4 Mark of the Messiah: The Living Christ Pattern in Paul 49
5 Messiah, Expressed: The Living Christ Pattern in the Many 64
6 Targets to Arrows: Divine Transformation 86
7 Fitted to the Bow: Paul's Joy 108
Conclusion: I Live, No Longer 140
What People are Saying About This
"Laura Hogan unpacks Saint Paul's rich theology of transformation in Christ through the lens of his cross. Theologically sophisticated, it is also highly personal, drawing on her ability to see God working in the ordinary, the everyday, and especially the painful. But even in those more difficult moments we all experience, she finds joy in God's mysterious presence. A deeply Christian book."
Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, Loyola Marymount University
"Hogan has written an eloquent yet intimate booka call to become 'ordinary mystics' by embracing the challenging yet life-giving spirituality of the apostle Paul. Her description of Paul's paradoxical pattern of becoming like Christ is illustrated with real-life examples as well as insightful metaphors. The result is a moving invitation to a joyful life lived in God and for otherseven in the midst of the many trials we all will face.
Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore
"In this inspiring text, Hogan articulates in an engaging way the life-giving, though paradoxical, insight of St. Paulthat joy can co-exist with suffering. . . . This book provides a message of hope and consolation for all of us as we confront the inevitable sufferings of human life."
Wilkie Au, PhD, Author of The Enduring Heart: Spirituality for the Long Haul
"In clear and accessible language, Hogan presents a series of meditations on passages from the writings of St. Paul. . . . Taking the lines of St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians as her motto, 'I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me,' she demonstrates how the passage has continuing relevance for our challenging and confused contemporary world.
Peter Tyler, St. Mary's University, Twickenham, London