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              The Mystery and the World
                

              The Mystery and the World (Hardback)

              By Bingemer, Maria Clara; Preface by Casarella, Peter J.; Translated by Ramos, Jovelino

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              During the past century, an enormous effervescence of events changed the sociopolitical configuration of the world. The interpretation of these facts helped further deepen the crisis in which modern thought already found itself--and it generated the uncertain and unstable environ...ment in which we live today, the so-called postmodernity, late modernity, or hypermodernity. In this context, one of the most profound impacts is most certainly the one on religion. During the twentieth century, religion proved not to be banished from the human horizon as the masters of suspicion intended. Known as the godless century, the twentieth century saw also a resuscitation of the search for the sense of life and spirituality. With the crisis of modern reason, humankind turned toward consumerism and provisional and light practices. The last century represents not only the height of the postmodernization process but also the rescue of the transcendent and absolute, even if it is an absolute without face and identity. It is in this scenario that religious experiences, apparently exiled by modern rationality, begin to occur and multiply again. Mystical experiences will be, then, the basis for highlighting recurrent characteristics with universal import. But they will show a different configuration than before. One will be able to find them not in so-called sacred spaces but in very secular ones; not so much within institutions but at the borders, or even outside them; not configured by a specific tradition but in an interface that makes more than one tradition meet and dialogue. In The Mystery and the World, Maria Clara Bingemer dares to take on our contemporary secular culture and insists on our need for religious experience. While arguing for the reality of religion, she posits a particular course, for all of us, to rediscover the Transcendent. . . . Through her account of how it is that we are this way, she proposes other narratives that bring us to an encounter of passion for God. I
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              ISBN 9781498284967
              Released AU 10 May 2016
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              The Mystery and the World
                

              The Mystery and the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bingemer, Maria Clara; Preface by Casarella, Peter J.; Translated by Ramos, Jovelino

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              During the past century, an enormous effervescence of events changed the sociopolitical configuration of the world. The interpretation of these facts helped further deepen the crisis in which modern thought already found itself--and it generated the uncertain and unstable environ...ment in which we live today, the so-called postmodernity, late modernity, or hypermodernity.
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              ISBN 9781625641069
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              Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress
               

              Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress (Paperback)

              Edited by Casarella, Peter J.

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              Based on a careful reading of Pope Benedicts 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth), the essays in this substantial volume explore how an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ is the true basis for economic and social progress. The authors are experts in a wid...e range of disciplines -- theology, philosophy, biblical studies, poli
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              ISBN 9780802871138
              Released AU 8 Jan 2015
              Publisher William B Eerdmans Publishing
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              A World for All?: Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology
                

              A World for All?: Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Storrar, William F.; Casarella, Peter J.; Metzger, Paul Louis; Foreword by Naidoo, Kumi

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              Does global civil society offer hope of a world for all? Reflecting on globalization, ethics, and religion, social theorists and theologians consider answers to this pivotal question. In their ecumenical, interdisciplinary dialogue, capped off by five local case studies from arou...nd the world, they contemplate a globally inclusive social vision unbounded by national and ethnic borders and examine the ongoing relationship between civil society and the church that worships a Trinitarian God. Global civil society is the theme of this solid collection of essays. What is it? How might it relate to foundational Christian theology? How does it connect to important ecumenical movements of the twentieth century? What does it look like in practical cases? And can any theorizing about the global escape the evils of western colonial exploitation? The overall result is important dialogue on important world problems in the light of important Christian doctrines. Mark A. Noll University of Notre Dame Here is a body of genuinely ecumenical thinking and imaginative yet inviting critical scrutiny a rich resource for all who, being seriously concerned with the direction of human society and the role of faith within it, look for grounds of hope for our world. Keith Clements Conference of European Churches This volume advances significantly an important discussion of the meaning of global civil society and how Christian theology might engage it. . . . The range of voices represented here reflects the complex and urgent question of how we can continue a worldwide exchange of action and policy that will allow all people to live together in a genuinely humane fashion. No discussion of political theology, social theory, and cosmopolitanism can be continued without reference to this book. Robert Schreiter author of The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local
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              ISBN 9780802827425
              Released AU 22 Apr 2011
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              Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance
               

              Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Casarella, Peter J.

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              The thought of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) draws upon a rich heritage of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance traditions and ties these traditions together into a synthesis that continues to evoke new ideas in philosophy, theology, aesthetics, history, political theory, and the ph...ilosophy of science. This volume offers a detailed historical background to Cusanus's thinking while also assaying his significance for the present. It brings together major contributions from the English-speaking world as well as voices from Europe. Each essay represents a fresh new perspective on Cusanus--the cardinal, philosopher, theologian, political theorist, mathematician, and humanist from the fifteenth century. The collection encompasses four kinds of research on Cusanus. One approach focuses on the ancient and medieval tradition of which Nicholas saw himself to be a part. A second mode of inquiry looks at particular ideas or texts of Cusanus in their own right. A third method treats Cusanus in terms of his relationship to other thinkers of the fifteenth century. Finally, a fourth perspective opens the door to a contemporary retrieval of Cusanus's thought. Never before have so many disciplinary perspectives been collected together in a single volume on Nicholas of Cusa. The diverse voices of the volume are thus attuned to the multifaceted heritage of the thinker of the fifteenth century but speak in a compelling way for the need to reconsider his novel integration of thought today. The book will appeal not only to specialists in the thought of Cusanus but also to individuals who are interested in learning how the personal and intellectual legacy of a German cardinal from the fifteenth century can still provoke so much interest among a global community of scholars today. ABOUT THE EDITOR: Peter J. Casarella is associate professor of systematic theology at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of several books and articles including Word as Bread: Language and Theology
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              ISBN 9780813232676
              Released AU 30 Aug 2019
              Publisher The Catholic University of Ame
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              From the Trinity: The Coming of God in Revelation and Theology
               

              From the Trinity: The Coming of God in Revelation and Theology (Paperback)

              By Coda, Piero; Edited by Neu, William; Foreword by Casarella, Peter J.

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              Provides a view of the history and the philosophical and theological significance of God the Trinity, not only from a religious point of view but from an anthropological and socio-cultural view as well. The perspective is that of Christian doctrine, specifically Catholic, in dial...ogue with the cultural sensitivity of our times.
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              ISBN 9780813233017
              Released AU 30 Aug 2020
              Publisher The Catholic University of Ame
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