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October - The Trinity
What Are They Saying About the Trinity?
“Even a very brief survey of contemporary trinitarian theology shows that theologians, from a variety of perspectives, are showing striking creativity and imagination in their efforts to render the mystery which lies at the very heart of our Christian faith meaningful and effective for the transformation of culture and society…Classical trinitarian theology developed with the great Trinitarian controversies and the ecumenical councils of the fourth century…But…serious questions have surfaced as to the usefulness and meaningfulness of the traditional form of Latin Trinitarian theology. Elegant and sophisticated though it is…”
In What Are They Saying About the Trinity? Anne Hunt explores five recent theological trends in imagining the Trinity:
Feminist Trinitarian Theology;
The Trinity and Ecology;
The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery;
and The Trinity of Love.
In this little book, hopefully you will find one pathway that helps you live more deeply the mystery of the Trinity.
Holy Trinity, Perfect Community
“In a series of short chapters Boff unpacks the mysteries of the Trinity, spelling out the difference it makes to believe that God is communion rather than solitude. Instead of an image of God as solitary ruler standing aloof above a static universe, belief in the Trinity means that at the root of everything there is movement, there is an eternal process of life, of outward movement, and love.”
Sample Chapter Titles Include:
In the Beginning was Communion
Why 3? Why not 1 or 2?
How has the Father been revealed?
How has the Son been revealed?
How has the Holy Spirit been revealed?
Human Reason and the Holy Trinity
Human Imagination and the Holy Trinity
Inspiration for Society and Church
November - Jesus Christ
The Cup of Our Life: A Guide to Spiritual Growth
"The Cup of Our Life is available to anyone seeking a more intimate and disciplined life of prayer. Joyce Rupp, the bestselling Catholic woman writer today, illustrates how the ordinary cups used each day can become sacred vessels that connect readers with life and bring them into closer union with the Divine. She explores how the cup is a rich symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessings. With daily devotions for six weeks, this book is ideal for individual usage as well as group usage in parish settings, religious communities, and small Christian communities."
Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives
"In today's world, with its relentless emphasis on success and productivity, we have lost the necessary rhythm of life, the balance between work and rest. Constantly striving, we feel exhausted and deprived in the midst of great abundance. We long for time with friends and family, we long for a moment to ourselves.
Millennia ago, the tradition of Sabbath created an oasis of sacred time within a life of unceasing labor. Now, in a book that can heal our harried lives, Wayne Muller...shows us how to create a special time of rest, delight, and renewal--a refuge for our souls. We need not even schedule an entire day each week. Sabbath time can be a Sabbath afternoon, a Sabbath hour, a Sabbath walk."
Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life
"'There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and soundless times of day, when our defenses are down and our daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from ourselves,' writes beloved author Joan Chittister. 'It's then, in the still of life, when we least expect it, that questions emerge from the damp murkiness of our inner underworld...These questions do not call for the discovery of data; they call for the contemplation of possibility.' In words as wise as they are inspiring, Between the Dark and the Daylight explores the concerns of modern life, of the overworked mind, and of the hurting heart. These are the paradoxical--and often frustrating--moments when our lives feel at odds with everything around us.'"