Splendor of the True

Splendor of the True
A Frithjof Schuon Reader

by Frithjof Schuon

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2013-05-06
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 1438446128
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frithjof Schuon was the leading figure in the perennialist school of comparative religious thought. He challenged the prevailing notion of his day that religion should be studied from the standpoint of agnostic neutrality & speaks to those who are looking for greater interfaith understanding & a deeper penetration to the esoteric heart of specific traditions, while turning the tables on an increasingly noisy chorus of skeptics.

Sharing in Christ's Virtues

Sharing in Christ's Virtues
For a Renewal of Moral Theology in Light of Veritatis Splendor

by Livio Melina

  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9780813209906
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The encyclical Veritatis splendor (The Splendor of Truth) represents the first document of the magisterium devoted to the foundations of the Catholic moral life. Though it was intended to confront a genuine crisis of moral disintegration and to offer positive directions for carrying out the work of renewing moral theology, it was fiercely criticized by theologians who regarded it as a simplistic and "repressive" document. Now, several years after the publication of the encyclical, Livio Melina offers an original contribution not only to the study of Veritatis splendor and the controversy surrounding it, but also to the field of moral theology as a whole. In Sharing in Christ's Virtues, Melina proposes a blueprint for organizing moral theology, one that is in harmony with the directions given in Veritatis splendor and one that likewise respects the requirements of both the "theological" and the "scientific" character of the discipline. He describes it as a "Christocentricism of the virtues," which understands the moral life of Christians as a participation in the virtues of Christ by means of the grace of one's ecclesial incorporation in Christ. Melina argues that the renewal of moral theology should result in, first, a search for a more integral and dynamic understanding of human action, and second, a theological "re-dimensioning" of morality to better comprehend the synergy between human action and God's action. The contents of the book are: Part One: Toward a Christocentrism of the Virtues: Lines of Renewal 1. Between Crisis and Renewal: The Cultural and Theological Context of Morality Today 2. An Ethics of the Good Life and of Virtue 3. An Ethics Founded on the Truth About the Good of the Person 4. A Morality of Faith: The Salvific Relevance of Moral Action 5. A Christocentric Ethics of the Virtues Part Two: Ecclesial Sense and Moral Life: Perspectives and Developments 6. Ecclesial Dimensions of Moral Theology 7. The Call to Holiness in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Morality and Spirituality of "Life in Christ" 8. Moral Conscience and Communio: Toward a Response to the Challenge of Ethical Pluralism Livio Melina is professor of moral theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Lateran University in Rome. In addition to numerous articles, he has written and coauthored several books, including La conoscenza morale. Linee di riflessione sul Commento di san Tommaso all'Etica Nicomachea; Morale: tra crisi e rinnovamento; Corso di bioetica. Il Vangelo della vita; Amor conjugal y vocacion a la santidad; Domanda sul bene e domanda su Dio; and Quale dimora per l'agire? Dimensioni ecclesiologiche della morale. "Melina's thought-provoking and powerful presentation of key themes in moral theology will be welcomed by English readers.... One comes away with an understanding and appreciation of the basis of Christian morality for the twenty-first century. The excellent bibliography lists authors from Aristotle to John Paul II, many not well known in the English literature on moral theology. . . . Melina's work is timely. ..."--Catholic Library World

Splendor of the True

Splendor of the True
A Frithjof Schuon Reader

by Frithjof Schuon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-05-14
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9781461930242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frithjof Schuon (1907 1998), the leading figure in the perennialist school of comparative religious thought, remains one of the most provocative voices on religion. Bridging the divide between seeker and scholar, Schuon challenges the prevailing notion that religion should be studied with agnostic neutrality. He speaks to those who are looking for greater interfaith understanding and a deeper penetration to the esoteric heart of specific traditions, while turning the tables on an increasingly noisy chorus of skeptics. In "Splendor of the True," James S. Cutsinger selects essential writings that reflect the full range of Schuon s thought on religion and tradition, metaphysics and epistemology, human nature and destiny, sacred art and symbolism, and spirituality and contemplative method. In addition to Schuon s essays, the book includes a number of poems, artworks, and previously unpublished materials drawn from his letters, personal memoirs, and private texts for disciples. An introductory chapter provides a careful examination of Schuon as perennial philosopher, Sufi "shaykh," and teacher of "gnosis.""

A Companion to Veritatis Splendor

A Companion to Veritatis Splendor
A Book

by James Tolhurst

  • Publisher : Gracewing Publishing
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9780852442807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Splendor of Faith

The Splendor of Faith
The Theological Vision of Pope John Paul II

by Avery Dulles,Avery Cardinal Dulles

  • Publisher : Herder & Herder
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the only American theologian ever to be honored as cardinal, the definitive book on the thought of the most influential pope of the modern era-now thoroughly revised and updated.

Prudence and Conscience in the Light of Veritatis Splendor (54-64)

Prudence and Conscience in the Light of Veritatis Splendor (54-64)
A Study on the Necessity of Eubulia, Synesis and Gnome for the Formation of a True and Correct Conscience

by Peter Mel Murphy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brownson's Quarterly Review

Brownson's Quarterly Review
A Book

by Orestes Augustus Brownson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Splendor of Truth

The Splendor of Truth
A Book

by Catholic Church. Pope (1978-2005 : John Paul II),Pope John Paul II

  • Publisher : USCCB Publishing
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9781555866792
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pope John Paul II proclaims a sense of urgency in challenging moral darkness with the light of truth.

Understanding Veritatis Splendor

Understanding Veritatis Splendor
The Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II on the Church's Moral Teaching

by John Wilkins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Splendor of Love

The Splendor of Love
John Paul II's Vision for Marriage and Family

by Walter Schu

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9781892875181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pleasure in Drawing

The Pleasure in Drawing
A Book

by Jean-Luc Nancy

  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release : 2013-07-16
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0823252329
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally written for an exhibition Jean-Luc Nancy curated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, this book addresses the medium of drawing in light of the question of form—of form in its formation, as a formative force, as a birth to form. In this sense, drawing opens less toward its achievement, intention, and accomplishment than toward a finality without end and the infinite renewal of ends, toward lines of sense marked by tracings, suspensions, and permanent interruptions. Recalling that drawing and design were once used interchangeably, Nancy notes that drawing designates a design that remains without project, plan, or intention. His argument offers a way of rethinking a number of historical terms (sketch, draft, outline, plan, mark, notation), which includes rethinking drawing in its graphic,filmic, choreographic, poetic, melodic, and rhythmic senses. If drawing is not reducible to any form of closure, it never resolves a tension specific to itself. Rather, drawing allows the pleasure in and of drawing, the gesture of a desire that remains in excess of all knowledge, to come to appearance. Situating drawing in these terms, Nancy engages a number of texts in which Freud addresses the force of desire in the rapport between aesthetic and sexual pleasure, texts that also turn around questions concerning form in its formation, form as a formative force. Between the sections of the text, Nancy has placed a series of “sketchbooks” on drawing, composed of a broad range of quotations on art from different writers, artists, or philosophers.

Star

Star
The Life and Wild Times of Warren Beatty

by Peter Biskind

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-05-13
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1847378390
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this compulsively readable and constantly surprising book, Peter Biskind, the author of the film classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures, writes the most intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty. Famously a playboy, Beatty has also been one of the most ambitious and successful stars in Hollywood. Several Beatty films have passed the test of time, from Bonnie and Clyde to Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds (for which he won the best director Oscar), Bugsy, and Bulworth. Few filmgoers realize that along with Orson Welles, Beatty is the only person ever nominated for four Academy Awards for a single film -- and unlike Welles, Beatty did it twice. Biskind shows how Beatty used star power, commercial success, savvy, and charm to bend Hollywood moguls to his will. Beatty's private life has been the subject of gossip for decades, and Star confirms his status as Hollywood's leading man in the bedroom, describing his affairs with Joan Collins, Natalie Wood, Leslie Caron and Madonna, among many others. Biskind explains how Beatty exercised unique control, often hiring screenwriters out of his own pocket, producing, directing, and acting in his own films. He was arguably one of the most successful and creative figures in Hollywood during the second half of the twentieth century, and in this fascinating biography, Warren Beatty comes to life -- complete with excesses and achievements -- as never before.

Through Gates of Splendor

Through Gates of Splendor
A Book

by Elisabeth Elliot

  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release : 2015-01-30
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1414328206
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. The story is told through the eyes of Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men who was killed.

The Center is Jesus Christ Himself

The Center is Jesus Christ Himself
Essays on Revelation, Salvation, and Evangelization in Honor of Robert P. Imbelli

by Andrew Meszaros

  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • Release : 2021-04-02
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0813234107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The polarization in the Church today can be traced back to a more fundamental crisis in theology, one which has failed to connect our mundane experiences and the mysteries of the Christian faith with the person of Jesus Christ. Ecclesial discourse on the so-called ‘hot- button issues’ of the day too often take place without considering the foundation and goal of the Church. And this is unfortunately due to a similar tendency in the academic theology that informs that ecclesial discourse. In short, much of post-conciliar Catholic theology is adrift, floating aimlessly away from the center of the Christian faith, who is Christ. The Center is Jesus Christ Himself is a collection of essays which anchor theological reflection in Jesus Christ. These diverse essays share a unified focal point, but engage with a variety of theological subdisciplines (e.g., dogmatic, moral, Biblical, etc.), areas (e.g., Christology, Pneumatology, missiology, etc.), and periods (e.g., patristic, medieval, and modern). Given the different combinations of sub-disciplines, areas, and periods, theology is susceptible to fragmentation when it is not held together by some principle of unity. A theology in which the person of Jesus Christ serves as that principle of unity is a Christocentric theology. Together, the essays illustrate not only what Christocentric theology looks like, but also what the consequences are when Christ is dislodged from the center, whether by a conspicuous silence on, or by a relativization of, his unique salvific mission. The volume is published in honor of Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, Rev. Dr. Robert P. Imbelli, who dedicated his teaching and writing to bringing Christ back to the center of Catholic theological discourse.

VOICES OF THE DEAD

VOICES OF THE DEAD
A Book

by JOHN CUMMING

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1854
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Holy Connexion, Or, A True Agreement Between Jehovahs

An Holy Connexion, Or, A True Agreement Between Jehovahs
Being a Wall of Fire to His People and the Glory in the Midst Thereof ...

by James Fitch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1674
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Splendor of the Church

The Splendor of the Church
A Book

by Henri de Lubac

  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0898707420
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Considered by many the bright jewel among the many enriching books of Cardinal Henri de Lubac, this work is a hymn to the beauty of the Church, under some of whose leaders for a time he unjustly suffered. The Splendor of the Church is, in a sense, a personal testimony of the great theologian's humility and love of the Church of Christ. It is also a classic work in the theology of the Church. Indeed, de Lubac's profound insights significantly contributed to Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, especially in its treatment on the Church as mystery and as the Sacrament of Christ.

The Splendor of Accuracy

The Splendor of Accuracy
An Examination of the Assertions Made by Veritatis Splendor

by Joseph A. Selling,Jan Jans

  • Publisher : Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Papal Encyclical Veritatis Splendor (1993) proposes a model of moral theology based on the notion of universal and unchanging ethical principles that guide the Christian moral life. It also helps to clarify a number of questions about the moral teachings of the Post-Vatican II Church. But Veritatis Splendor has not been received without some serious criticisms. Among the various reservations about the encyclical are that it misrepresents the current state of the questions in contemporary moral theology, that it parodies the positions of a number of responsible moral theologians, and that it offers a vision of moral-theological issues that does not correspond to the world with which most professional and pastoral workers are familiar. The contributors to this volume - all leading professional Roman Catholic theologians - clearly interpret various key statements made by Veritatis Splendor and assess the overall accuracy of the encyclical's moral vision. In the process these essays also demonstrate the true significance of this important Church document for Christians today.

A Life Less Beautiful

A Life Less Beautiful
Echoes of Love, Life and Immortality

by Tyrone D. Oates

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2007-08-17
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1434304965
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A Life Less Beautiful” is a collection of philosophy, poetry and prose written over more than a decade. It is a philosophical landscape of the human heart and the journey it takes to find love and fulfillment. The work is emotionally charged and touches on all the aspects of human life and relationships. It is a literary realistic impression of the Author’s own emotional journeys. Heartache and loss are the central theme of the book which culminates in an emotionally gripping theory of human fulfillment. All of us will recognize pieces of our own journey in the book’s content. It reflects the human condition prevalent in society and the hidden pages of emotional disparity all of us conceal from the world. In times of heartache and despair, anger and loss, we all seek answers to end the chaotic frenzy of disillusionment and suffering. To see expressed in pure literary terms the imperfection and vulnerability of our hearts is to receive the morphine necessary to ease the pain that living and loving brings. The book is a philosophical and poetical genre of life coaching and self help that will place readers in the centre of their emotional self and commence the healing process necessary to find fulfillment. The didactic nature of the verse will further help readers acknowledge the destructive nature of their fears and insecurities and help them embrace the life potential within the painful lessons they learn. Above all “A Life Less Beautiful” is a textbook of love, its pain and its treasures. If Shackleton found “the naked soul of man” on his arctic expedition of 1914, then “A Life Less Beautiful” is “the naked heart of man” published in 2007.

Abortion, Conscience and Democracy

Abortion, Conscience and Democracy
A Book

by Mark R. MacGuigan

  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release : 1994-01-10
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1554880645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few issues have polarized Canadians and Americans as much as the abortion debate. In this thoughtful and thought-provoking reflection on the implications the law on abortion has on democracy, Mark MacGuigan brings a much-needed perspective to this controversial subject. Few people are as well qualified to do so: MacGuigan is a former law professor, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, a Catholic, and a federal appellate-court judge. Distinguishing carefully between morality and the law, MacGuigan includes a history of the criminal law, the Catholic Church’s views, and the often-ignored roles of individual conscience, freedom and responsibility in democracy. He reviews the essential debate, important case histories, and the evolving social perspectives that have attached themselves to discussions of abortion. he also includes chapters on the related issues of contraception and euthanasia. MacGuigan refers to a wide range of influential and international documents and judgements: papal encyclicals, the Wolfenden Report, Roe vs. Wade, a ruling in a case that involved Dr. Henry Morgentaler, and numerous other sources. With great candour, MacGuigan also explores how his own attitude and position have changed to the point where he now opposes any legislation limiting abortion before viability. Those who are seeking clarity of the issues and those who want to uncloud the rhetoric and the arguments should not miss reading this important work.