PRESENCE AND THOUGHT A COMMUNIO BOOK

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Presence And Thought

Author : Hans Urs von Balthasar
ISBN : 9780898705218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Universal Salvation

Author : Morwenna Ludlow
ISBN : 9780198270225
Genre : Religion
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In this book Dr Ludlow compares and assesses two advocates of the belief that in the end God will save all people. It asks whether this idea of 'universal salvation' is a truly Christian concept. If it is a 'second tradition' in Christian theology, how has that tradition developed? What difficulties with the idea still remain?
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Body Soul And Image

Author : Joel Irving Barstad
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025116513
Genre : Fathers of the church, Greek
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Sacramental Presence After Heidegger

Author : Conor Sweeney
ISBN : 9781630878689
Genre : Religion
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Theology after Heidegger must take into account history and language as constitutive elements in the pursuit of meaning. Quite often, this prompts a hurried flight from metaphysics to an embrace of an absence at the center of Christian narrativity. In this book, Conor Sweeney explores the "postmodern" critique of presence in the context of sacramental theology, engaging the thought of Louis-Marie Chauvet and Lieven Boeve. Chauvet is an influential postmodern theologian whose critique of the perceived onto-theological constitution of presence in traditional sacramental theology has made big waves, while Boeve is part of a more recent generation of theologians who even more wholeheartedly embrace postmodern consequences for theology. Sweeney considers the extent to which postmodernism a la Heidegger upsets the hermeneutics of sacramentality, asking whether this requires us to renounce the search for a presence that by definition transcends us. Against both the fetishization of presence and absence, Sweeney argues that metaphysics has a properly sacramental basis, and that it is only through this reality that the dialectic of presence and absence can be transcended. The case is made for the full but restless signification of the mother's smile as the paradigm for genuine sacramental presence.
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Joseph Ratzinger In Communio Vol 1 The Unity Of The Church

Author : Pope Benedict XVI
ISBN : 9780802864161
Genre : Religion
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These captivating essays by Pope Benedict XVI deal with various issues facing the Church in the world today, including what unites and divides denominations, liturgy and sacred music, peace and justice in crisis, and interreligious dialogue and Jewish-Christian relations. As David Schindler notes in his introduction, "Cardinal Ratzinger -- Pope Benedict XVI -- rarely writes on any churchly matter that does not manifest its implications for man and culture, and vice versa. Indeed, this indissoluble linking is one of the main distinguishing features of his theology." This volume on the Church is to be followed by two others from Pope Benedict on, respectively, the themes of anthropology and theological renewal.
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Communio Viatorum

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ISBN : UVA:X006071782
Genre : Theology
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Beyond Mechanism

Author : David L. Schindler
ISBN : UOM:39015012903905
Genre : Religion
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Examines the meaning of nature, or physics, in light of some of the central concerns of Catholic theology and philosophy. The papers presented here result from a conference which examined developments in twentieth-century physics, particularly as interpreted in the work of theoretical physicist David Bohm. Co-published with COMMUNIO International Catholic Review.
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