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"What Weigel is good at is making real theology accessible to the jargonless layperson. We are lucky to have a fairly young man with such a grasp of the faith and such a commitment to it, combined with a superbly hewn intellect well-stocked with knowledge and analytical skills,"---National Review. 251 pages, hardcover.
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication Date: 2004
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Stations for Teens: Meditations on the Death and Resurrection of JesusGary EgebergSaint Mary's Press / 2000 / Trade Paperback$4.99 Retail:
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In this remarkable tour of the Catholic world, George Weigel helps us understand how Catholicism fosters what Flannery O'Connor called "the habit of being." Taking the reader by the hand, Weigel embarks on a journey to Catholic landmarks as diverse as Chartres Cathedral and St. Mary's Church in Greenville, South Carolina; the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and G.K. Chesterton's favorite pub; the grave of a modern martyr in Warsaw, and the Sistine Chapel. Weaving together insights from history, literature, theology, and music, Weigel uses these touchstones to illuminate the beliefs that have shaped Catholicism for two thousand years.With clarity and conviction, Weigel examines the foundations of Catholic faith and explores the topics of grace, prayer, vocation, sin and forgiveness, suffering, and-most importantly-love. Putting a dramatic face on this invitation to Catholicism, Weigel introduces some of the figures who have shaped his faith and thought-Michelangelo and Fra Angelico; Evelyn Waugh and Cardinal John Henry Newman; Father Jerzy Popieuszko and Pope John Paul II; Edith Stein and Mother Teresa-as he also shares anecdotes from his own Catholic life. To a world that sometimes seems closed and claustrophobic, he suggests, Christian humanism offers a world with windows and doors-and a skylight.In these letters, George Weigel conveys the power of a faith that is at once personal and universal, timely and eternal. His book will inspire not only the young generation of Catholics whose World Youth Day celebrations have launched an era of renewal for the Church, but also the faithful, the doubtful, and the searchers of every age.
George Weigel, a Roman Catholic theologian and one of America's leading commentators on religion and public life, is the author of the acclaimed The Courage to Be Catholic, the international bestseller,Witness to Hope: The Biography of John Paul II, and numerous other books that include The Truth of Catholicism and The Final Revolution. Now a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he holds the John M. Olin Chair in Religion and American Democracy, Weigel writes a weekly column, "The Catholic Difference," that is syndicated to more than forty newspapers around the United States. He is an NBC consultant on the Vatican and appears regularly on network and cable television programs as well as national and local radio. Weigel lives with his wife and their three children in North Bethesda, Maryland.
America's leading commentator on religion and author of the best-selling Witness to Hope, Weigel here offers a collection of 14 beautifully written chapters describing internationally known Catholic sites with accompanying catechetical instruction. Thus, "Letter Two" (as the chapters are labeled) chronicles the archaeological discovery beneath St. Peter's Basilica during the reign of Pope Pius XII. With attention to historical detail and reliance on primary sources, Weigel writes a vivid account of actual events as they unfolded, namely, the finding of the physical remains of the Apostle Peter. Never leaving the reader with a mere travelog, he subtly introduces salient theological issues, catching the reader at a moment of receptivity. The theological issue considered in the gritty graveyard under St. Peter's is that human failure and physical death are never the final word. Other sites Weigel visits include the Church of the Holy Sephulchre in Jerusalem, the Sistine Chapel, and Chartres Cathedral. A passionate, accessible, and intelligent work on how to live, believe, and see things as a Catholic, this book will be a source of inspiration for readers young and old. Recommended for public libraries.-John-Leonard Berg, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., Platteville Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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