A Man of the Beatitudes

Author: Luciana Frassati

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898708615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

View: 8631

This moving biography of Pier Georgio Frassati, who turned from a life of privilege to one devoted to working with the poor, and who died at the age of 24 from the polio virus, presents a portrait of a man whose love of God transformed his life and the lives of those around him. Inspired as a young man by Pier Georgio, Pope John Paul II recently approved beatification for Pier Georgio.

The Ladder of the Beatitudes

Author: Jim Forest,James H. Forest

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608330826

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 2088

Drawing on stories from the lives of the saints, scripture, and everyday life, Jim Forest opens up the mysteries of the Beatitudes. These ancient blessings, with which Christ began his Sermon on the Mount, are all aspects of communion with God. As Forest shows, they are like rungs on a ladder, each one leading to the next. They appear at the doorway of the New Testament to provide an easily memorized summary of everything that follows, right down to the crucifixion ("Blessed are you who are persecuted") and the resurrection ("Rejoice and be glad").

The Beatitudes and The Lords Prayer

Author: Rev. John C. Martin III

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410747026

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 3846

Reverend John Martin, III diligently and faithfully expounds upon the most profound words of the Christ. You will find John Martin loyal to Jesus and faithful to Matthew’s God-breathed text. It is as if Reverend Martin forces the text through the winepress and brings forth a rich glass of royal vintage that brings honor to the King of vineyard. Pastor Martin is faithful to his maxim that “theology is practical.” Maintaining his high view of the church and his love for the Lord’s sheep, John Martin imparts the Lord’s Prayer and the Beatitudes in a manner that exhorts the Christian, “This is the way, walk ye in it.” Is Martin a moralist as so many who take on these passages? God forbid! Martin is no moralist. He presents the beatitudes of Jesus as the characteristics of those who have partaken of the new birth. I have heard these sermons. They are robust and powerful. Reverend Martin has the fire of Knox, the precision of Calvin, the compassion of Luther, the humility of Edwards, and the potency of Rushdoony. May our gracious Lord bless your understanding of His word as presented by His servant, John. Rev. Gerald Tritle

The Calcutta Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: N.A

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Memphis Conference Yearbook

Author: Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Memphis Conference

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1072

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Summa Theologica (All Complete & Unabridged 3 Parts + Supplement & Appendix + interactive links and annotations)

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074842924

Category: Religion

Page: 578

View: 8181

This carefully crafted ebook: "Summa Theologica (All Complete & Unabridged 3 Parts + Supplement & Appendix + interactive links and annotations)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This ebook is the best-known work of Thomas Aquinas (c.1225–1274). Although unfinished, the Summa is "one of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature." It is intended as an instructional guide for moderate theologians, and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Catholic Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. The Summa Theologica is divided into three parts, and each of these three parts contains numerous subdivisions. Part 1 deals primarily with God and comprises discussions of 119 questions concerning the existence and nature of God, the Creation, angels, the work of the six days of Creation, the essence and nature of man, and divine government. Part 2 deals with man and includes discussions of 303 questions concerning the purpose of man, habits, types of law, vices and virtues, prudence and justice, fortitude and temperance, graces, and the religious versus the secular life. Part 3 deals with Christ and comprises discussions of 90 questions concerning the Incarnation, the Sacraments, and the Resurrection. Some editions of the Summa Theologica include a Supplement comprising discussions of an additional 99 questions concerning a wide variety of loosely related issues such as excommunication, indulgences, confession, marriage, purgatory, and the relations of the saints toward the damned. Scholars believe that Rainaldo da Piperno, a friend of Aquinas, probably gathered the material in this supplement from a work that Aquinas had completed before he began working on the Summa Theologica. It seeks to describe the relationship between God and man and to explain how man’s reconciliation with the Divine is made possible at all through Christ. To this end, Aquinas cites proofs for the existence of God and outlines the activities and nature of God. Approximately one-half of the Summa Theologica then examines the nature and purpose of man. Finally, Aquinas devotes his attention to the nature of Christ and the role of the Sacraments in effecting a bridge between God and man. Within these broad topical boundaries, though, Aquinas examines the nature of God and man in exquisite detail. His examination includes questions of how angels act on bodies, the union of body and soul, the cause and remedies of anger, cursing, and the comparison of one sin with another. Aquinas is attempting to offer a truly universal and rational view of all existence. Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (1225 – 1274), also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the "Doctor Angelicus", "Doctor Communis", and "Doctor Universalis". He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived in development or refutation of his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory.