Von Balthasar regards love as the only key and foundation of Christianity. He is not talking about any kind of love, but a love that is God himself, in his fullness of life, a love that is the source, beginning, and foundation of all things. This love has been revealed at the cross of Jesus and poured by the Spirit on the believers' hearts. Only his love can guarantee the full reality of both God and the world. Von Balthasar defines this brief book as a programmatic one. It is an early synthesis of all his theology, a classic yet updated work, indispensable to know how Christian faith is reasonable and believable.
Author: Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Publisher: A&C Black
Sanar lo Nombrado
Author: Rafael A Abreu
"Todos estamos heridos, pero todos podemos sanar." Así comenzábamos la introducción de nuestro anterior libro "Nombrar para Sanar." Ahora te entrego este segundo libro, "Sanar lo Nombrado," que consta de cuatro capítulos: 1) ¿De verdad, quieres sanar?; 2) Jesús, nuestro modelo y meta; 3) transformación de las heridas en perlas preciosas; y, 4) la oración que sana y transforma. Se trata de preguntarnos por las motivaciones y deseos reales de sanación interior; identificar nuestra meta, a dónde queremos llegar; ir más allá de una mera sanación, hasta la total transformación; y, vivir un proceso "orante" que nos sane, integre, madure y humanice totalmente. ¡La meta es la plenitud!
In this first English translation of an important work, a leading phenomenologist unfolds the ideas of memory and loss, of the immemorable, and of hope, as he opens a phenomenological path to the heart of classical thought. He stands with Levinas, Marion, and Henry in attempting to join philosophy and religion after Kant, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.
The Violence of Love
Author: Oscar A. Romero
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
These selections from the sermons and writings of Archbishop Oscar Romero share the message of a great holy prophet of modern times. Three short years transformed Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, from a conservative defender of the status quo into one of the church's most outspoken voices of the oppressed. Though silenced by an assassin's bullet, his spirit-and the challenge of his life lives on.
Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.
The Christian Faith
Author: Friedrich Schleiermacher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Known as the father of modern theology, Schleiermacher was equally at home in the theological systems of Protestant orthodoxy and the new world of thought shaped by the historical and natural sciences and German philosophy. This ease in different theological frameworks is clearly shown in his discussion of the wide range of themes in dogmatics. This volume outlines Schleiermacher's views on every major doctrine of orthodox Christianity. This classic work in systematic theology remains an indispensable volume to any student of theology, and especially for those who want to understand liberal theology. This Cornerstones edition has a new preface written by Professor Paul T. Nimmo, a well-known expert on Schleiermacher and his contribution to theology.
The Spirit of Laws
Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu, Thomas Nugent, Jean Le Rond d' Alembert
The Living Flame of Love
Author: St. John of the Cross
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. St. John of the Cross was a Roman Catholic mystic and poet in the 16th century.The Living Flame of Love is a poem that describes how the soul responds to God's love.
On the Priesthood
Author: St. John St. John Chrysostom
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
John Chrysostom (c. 349-407), Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. After his death (or, according to some sources, during his life) he was given the Greek surname chrysostomos, meaning "golden mouthed", rendered in English as Chrysostom. The Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches honor him as a saint and count him among the Three Holy Hierarchs, together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. He is recognized by the Catholic Church as a saint and as a Doctor of the Church. Churches of the Western tradition, including the Roman Catholic Church, some Anglican provinces, and parts of the Lutheran Church, commemorate him on September 13. In this work, "On the Priesthood," St. John Chrysostom is engaged in a dialogue with his friend Basil, who had just accepted the call to the priesthood. St. Chrysostom is seeking to explain to Basil the nature of the dignity of the priestly office.