Bridging The Great Divide
By Robert Barron
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Bridging the Great Divide: Musings of a Post-Liberal, Post-Conservative Evangelical Catholic represents a pivotal moment in the life of the Catholic community. Today's faithful are searching for an expression of Catholic Christianity that is vibrant, colorful, provocative, counter-cultural, deeply rooted in the tradition, and full of the promise of the Good News. In this timely and prophetic book, Bishop Robert Barron—himself a member of the younger generation—has minted a new vernacular and blazed a new way that bridges the great divide and gives voice to the concerns of post-liberal, post-conservative, evangelical believers.

"These essays afford an opportunity of moving, in the company of Father Robert Barron, away from some of the polarizations that have left much modern theological writing in a cul-de-sac.  The reader will judge how successful he has been in avoiding both a stuffy traditionalism and a liberalism without content, but the discussion is everywhere stimulating, the product of a fertile and cultivated theological mind."
--- Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago

Publisher: Sheed & Ward
Page Count: 308
ISBN: 978-0742532069
Publication Date: September 17, 2004

Author: Robert Barron
ISBN: 978-0-7425-3206-9
Binding: Paperback
Page Count: 308
Publisher: Sheed & Ward

Language: English
Release Date: 2004-09-17

Contents

PREFACE: CULTIVATORS OF A FLOURISHING GARDEN OF LIFE


Part I: Building a Bridge across the Great Divide

Chapter One:
THE VIRTUE OF BI-POLAR EXTREMISM


Chapter Two:

THE TROUBLE WITH A BEIGE CATHOLICISM


Chapter Three:

PATHS AND PRACTICES: RECOVERING AN


EMBODIED CHRISTIANITY


Part II: Liturgy

Chapter Four:


LEX ORANDI, LEX VIVENDI: THE LITURGY AS A SOURCE FOR THE MORAL LIFE


Chapter Five:


THE LITURGICAL ACT AND THE CHURCH OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY


Chapter Six:


THE TROUBLE WITH BEIGE CHURCHES: A CRITIQUE OF THE INFLUENCE OF CARTESIAN MODERNITY ON CONTEMPORARY ECCLESIAL ARCHITECTURE

Part III: At the Feet of the Masters


Chapter Seven:


THOMAS AQUINAS'S CHRISTOLOGICAL READING OF


GOD AND THE CREATURE


Chapter Eight:


THE CHRISTIAN HUMANISM OF KAROL WOJTYLA AND


THOMAS AQUINAS


Chapter Nine:


GOD AS ARTIST


Chapter Ten:


GENESIS AND JOYCE: NARRATIVES OF SIN, GRACE, AND THEONOMY. AN ESSAY IN HONOR OF ANDREW GREELEY ON HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY



Part IV: Preaching the Message

Chapter Eleven:


"I'M WAITING; I'M WAITING": AN ADVENT MEDITATION


Chapter Twelve:


THREE PATHS OF HOLINESS


Chapter Thirteen:


THE GRANDFATHER AND THE VOICE FROM THE WHIRLWIND: A MEDITATION ON PREACHING THE PROBLEM OF SUFFERING


Chapter Fourteen:


A SERMON FOR CHILDREN OF THE SEVENTIES


Part V: The Way of Nonviolence

Chapter Fifteen:


THOMAS MERTON'S METAPHYSICS OF PEACE


Chapter Sixteen:


CREATION, TRANSUBSTANTIATION, AND THE GRAIN OF


THE UNIVERSE: A CONTRIBUTION TO STANLEY HAUERWAS'S EKKLESIA PROJECT


Chapter Seventeen:


"COMES A WARRIOR": A CHRISTMAS MEDITATION


Part VI: Priesthood and Ministry


Chapter Eighteen:


PRIEST AS BEARER OF THE MYSTERY


Chapter Nineteen:


PRIEST AS DOCTOR OF THE SOUL


Chapter Twenty:


MYSTAGOGUES, WORLD TRANSFORMERS, AND INTERPRETERS OF TONGUES: A REFLECTION ON COLLABORATIVE MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH

Chapter Twenty-One: EVANGELIZING THE AMERICAN CULTURE

INDEX


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