A Godly Humanism Hardback

Clarifying the Hope That Lies Within

by Francis Cardinal George;

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A Godly Humanism

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For Cardinal Francis George, the Catholic Church is not a movement, built around ideas, but a communion, built around relationships. In A Godly Humanism , he shares his understanding of the Church in lively, compelling prose, presenting a way to understand and appreciate the relationships of God to human beings and of human beings to one another. These loving relationships are continually made present to us in and through the Church, from the time of Jesus' first disciples down to our own day. We are introduced to how the spiritual and intellectual life of Christians, aided in every generation by the Holy Spirit working through the Apostles and their successors, resist the danger of splitting apart from one another. Though they take different outward forms at di erent times, both wisdom and holiness are made possible for everyChristian of every station of life.
Sign-posting his conversation by the milestones of his own spiritual and intellectual journey, Cardinal George invites us to view the Church and her history in ways that go beyond the categories of politics--through which we find merely human initiative, contrivance, and adjustment--and rather to see the initiative as God's first and foremost. God is the non-stop giver, we are non-stop recipients of his gifts, and the recent popes, no less than the Father of the Church, have made every e ort to make us aware of the graces--that is, of the unearned benefits--that God confers on us as Catholics, as Christians, as believers, and simply as human persons. Pope Francis, he reminds us, contrasts human planning with God's providence, and this book is at once an exposition of that providence and a personal responseof gratitude for the way it has operated in one man's life. This persuasive book, imbued with the thoughts of profound thinkers from the Ancient world, from St.
Augustine and other Church fathers, and steeped in the wisdom of church teaching from earliest times through to the Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, invitesand persuades the reader to reimagine the church as communion and the life of faith that we live as part of it.

A Godly Humanism by Francis Cardinal George was published by The Catholic University of America Press in July 2015. The ISBN for A Godly Humanism is 9780813227771.

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Details for A Godly Humanism

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThe Catholic University of America Press (July 2015)
Number of Pages224
Thickness20 mm
Height208 mm
Width132 mm
Product Code4490501
Page last updated 12th December 2017
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