Hope Against Darkness   -     By: Richard Rohr, John Feister
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Hope Against Darkness

Franciscan Media / 2001 / Paperback

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Richard Rohr is a modern prophet calling us to change our ways. Rohr paints a critical picture of the prevailing thought, culture and attitudes of the present-day West-which he calls "The Postmodern Opportunity"-including our cultural biases, our embrace of victimhood, our often fearful attitudes toward one another and toward the Church and religion in general. Rohr offers hope in introducing the Franciscan path of transformation, the "new way of being that would change the face of history."

Rohr describes how following Saint Francis' way to forgiveness and love, and "owning the darkness," can bring us out of the postmodern pit in which we find ourselves.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 182
Vendor: Franciscan Media
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0867164859
ISBN-13: 9780867164855
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"'Let us begin again, for up to now we have done nothing.' That enigmatic sense of beginning again at the end of life, at the end of an era, in the middle of so much failure, when you just want to rest and put the past behind you, that is the gift for reconstruction that we want to discover in this book. It makes Francis a man for all seasons…."-from Chapter Seven

Richard Rohr is a modern prophet calling us to change our ways. Rohr paints a critical picture of the prevailing thought, culture and attitudes of the present-day West-which he calls "The Postmodern Opportunity"-including our cultural biases, our embrace of victimhood, our often fearful attitudes toward one another and toward the Church and religion in general. Rohr offers hope in introducing the Franciscan path of transformation, the "new way of being that would change the face of history."

Rohr describes how following Saint Francis' way to forgiveness and love, and "owning the darkness," can bring us out of the postmodern pit in which we find ourselves.

Author Bio

Franciscan priest RICHARD ROHR is founder and animator of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Author of numerous books, he gives retreats and lectures internationally.

JOHN BOOKSER FEISTER is assistant editor of St. Anthony Messenger, managing editor of Catholic Update and founding editor of AmericanCatholic.org, Web site of St. Anthony Messenger Press.

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