* Respected scholar Barron proposes a "new" answer to the age-old liberal/conservative and Catholic/Protestant divide---Jesus as revealed in the Gospels. Following the Protestant postmodern lead, he argues that a Christocentric approach to epistemology, the doctrine of God, ethics, methaphysics, and aesthetics would invigorate both Roman Catholic theology and church life. 352 pages, softcover from Brazos.
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. Barron transcends the usual liberal/conservative or Protestant/Catholic divides with a postliberal Catholicism that brings the focus back on Jesus as revealed in the New Testament narratives.
Barron's classical Catholic post-liberalism 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 postliberalism. The hardcover edition includes a new preface by the author.
Robert Barron (STD, Institut Catholique de Paris) is auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He founded Word on Fire, a Catholic ministry of evangelism, and previously served as rector of Mundelein Seminary and president of the University of St. Mary of the Lake. Barron has written numerous books, including Catholicism, Exploring Catholic Theology, 2 Samuel in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path, and Heaven in Stone and Glass.
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