This classic work from the pen of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brings together Christ's Sermon on the Mount with His Seven Last Words. Our Lord's public ministry and statements centered on the themes of love and forgiveness, which are explored here with Sheen's characteristic insight and passion. Although there is no strict connection between the seven Beatitudes and the Seven Last Words, The Cross and the Beatitudes shows how the first and last statements of Jesus' public life are intimately related. His entire ministry, with its ultimate fulfillment on Calvary's Cross, perfectly displayed the meekness, mercy, and poverty of His early teachings. The contents plead for a return to the foundational teachings of Jesus that alone can sustain our spirits and lead us to a Christian way of life.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 96 Vendor: Liguori Publications Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 7 3/8 X 5 1/8 (inches) ISBN: 0764805924 ISBN-13: 9780764805929 Availability: In Stock
This classic work from the pen of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brings together Christ's Sermon on the Mount with his Seven Last Words. From the Mount of the Beatitudes to the Hill of Calvary, Our Lord's public ministry and statements centered on the themes of love and forgiveness, which are explored here with Archbishop Sheen's characteristic insight and passion. paperback
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979), one of the 20th century's best-known and loved Catholic prelates, was a lecturer, professor, philosopher, preacher, and writer. A radio and television personality, he is widely regarded as the original media luminary for the spiritual world. This former director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith leaves behind an enormous written and oral history. In addition to two weekly syndicated newspaper columns that ran for close to two decades, he authored scores of books.