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The Long Journey: In Search of Justice and Peace in Jerusalem (Paperback)
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The Long Journey: In Search of Justice and Peace in Jerusalem (Paperback)

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From magazines like Vanity Fair we learn that celebrities, the stars of stage and screen, suffer just like us. They search for love in the wrong places and right, in character and out. They know loneliness and grief, failure as well as success. And yet, as the title of one chapter in this volume suggests, "everything we need to know about grace we can learn from Audrey Hepburn." As an associate professor of theology at Fordham University, Terrance Klein often brought together the lives of the stars and the Christian life. In this collection of short pieces, drawing from sources as varied as a biography of Princess Diana and a book by Pope Benedict-as well as plenty of profiles in Vanity Fair and The New Yorker-Klein uses the stars of stage and screen to give us insight into our life with Christ. Becoming holy as we learn what it means to be human, we learn it is all about finding the way God has prepared for us. Terrance W. Klein is a priest of the Diocese of Columbus. A former seminary director of spiritual formation, he is an associate professor of theology at Fordham University.

Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814632215
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 210 x 137 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
To Jerusalem is given the promise that all nations will go up there to pray to God, the one true Lord of the world. In the course of history many peoples have gone up to Jerusalem in different waves and settled there. But Jerusalem is still far from being a city of peace. During his second stay in Dormition Abbey's Beit Joseph, James Paharik examines in the course of many conversations the causes, prejudices, sociological and ethnic fault-lines, and human intransigencies of the situation. Along with many who live in the land itself and with idealists who come from outside, he goes in search of peace among the mixture of cultures and religions. In this he is supported not only by desire, but by a hope which is grounded in the fact that God himself works in us through his Spirit. For Paharik, the monks on Mount Zion become witnesses of this hope, a hope which will find concrete expression in the projected Beit Benedict, an academy for the promotion of peace among the adherents of the thre
Prof. James Paharik combines an account of his journey of personal discovery of the present situation in Jerusalem and the Holy Land generally with the reflective analysis of a trained and observant sociologist and with his own spiritual meditation. His journey, as he notes, was also an interior one. Through numerous interviews with people from all walks of life and social levels he is able to portray realistically the painful divisions, wounds, and injustices present in all sectors of this society. As Paharik observes, the scientific method is inherently comparative (p. 53), and his comparisons with the wounds and injustices suffered in other societies in the recent past, particularly in the USA, are illuminating and offer some hope for possible solutions. This book is to be recommended to all who wish to understand better the problems of this area of the world, problems which continue to have extensive repercussions throughout the world. Mark Sh
I heartily recommend The Long Journey because it explores in a balanced way the historical and contemporary multi-layered tapestry of The Holy Land. Woven into this tapestry is the possibility of diminishing and even ending the present division of Jews and Arabs. Though today one has reason to be pessimistic about the outcome of this journey, in these pages we glimpse a future beyond the present impasse.Marc H. Ellis, Center for Jewish Studies, Baylor University

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