Bridging the Great Divide: Musings of a Post-Liberal, Post-Conservative Evangelical Catholic (Hardback)Robert Barron (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 234 x 185 x 23 mm
Clearly well versed in his own and other Christian denominational traditions as well as with contemporary popular and academic culture, Barron puts all these in dialogue in ways engrossing and accessible to a variety of audiences...Spiritual and theological richness-not to mention sheer pleasure...await the reader in this volume. * Anglican Theological Review *
Barron takes his readers on an interesting ride through systematic theology, liturgy, homiletics and spirituality, social ethics and finally through several essays on theology of priesthood and the laity. * Catholic New World *
Father Robert Barron grew up after the Council and hence was in a position to compare the riches of the Catholic heritage with the dry, lifeless version taught in the schools after the Council. He calls this "beige Catholicism"-a Catholicism devoid of its historic color and vitality and energy. The Council did not create this beige church, rather priests and nuns, desperately seeking a new certainty to replace those which had been lost fashioned it, doubtless in good faith and with good intentions. Father Barron does not indulge in nostalgia for the Church of the fifties and sixties. He supports the Council enthusiastically. He insists, however, the the Church must retrieve the theological and cultural riches of its age-old tradition-not as a museum piece but as resource for further growth. -- Andrew Greeley, University of Arizona; author of The Great Mysteries
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