The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism
By Robert Barron
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For a long time, Christians have tried to bridge the divide between Christianity and secular liberalism with philosophizing and theologizing. In The Priority of Christ, Bishop Robert Barron shows that the answer to this debate and the way to move forward lies in Jesus. 

Bishop Barron transcends the usual liberal/conservative or Protestant/Catholic divides with a post-liberal Catholicism that brings the focus back on Jesus as revealed in the New Testament narratives. Bishop Barron’s approach will be of interest to a broad audience including not only the academic community, but also preachers and general readers interested in entering the dialogue between Catholicism and post-liberalism.

Author: Robert Barron
ISBN: 9781540964847
Binding: Paperback
Page Count: 352
Publisher: Baker Academic

Language: English
Release Date: 2018-09-01

Contents

Foreword 

by Francis Cardinal George, OMI

Preface


Introduction


PART I ICONIC CHRISTOLOGY

1. Jesus as Symbol 23

2. The Jesus of History 35

3. Doctrine and Narrativity 48


PART II


THE NARRATIVES

4. The Gatherer 71

5. The Warrior 90

6. King 116


PART III THE EPISTEMIC PRIORITY OF JESUS CHRIST

7. The Scriptural Warrant 133 8. Modern Foundationalism 136

9. Natural Theology 145 10. The Nature of the Christ-Mindl



PART IV THE NONCOMPETITIVELY TRANSCENDENT AND COINHERENT GOD

11. Thomas and James 191 12. The Distinction 204

13. God as Giver and Lover 230

14. Augustine, Aquinas, and the Trinity 246


PART V THE DISPLAY OF THE CHRISTIAN FORM: Ethics by of the Saints 

15. Deontologism and Proportionalism 

16. The Breakthrough 274 

17. Edith Stein: Elevated Courage 281 259 

18. Thérèse of Lisieux: Elevated Prudence 298 

19. Katharine Drexel: Elevated Justice 316 

20. Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Elevated Temperance 328 

Conclusion: The Moment That Gives the Meaning 341 

Bibliography 343 

Index 347