Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God

Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God

Metaphysical study of God, love, technology, and culture in modern societyReality most basically and properly considered, says David L. Schindler, is an order of love ― a gift that finds its objective only in an entire way of life. Love is what first brings things into existence, and everything exists in, through, and for love. With this understanding of reality, Schindler explores how modern culture marginalizes love, regarding it at best as a matter of piety or goodwill rather than as the very stuff that makes our lives and the things of the world real.Schindler examines how Western civilization’s fixation with technology ― especially its displacement of experience with experiment and its privileging of knowing and making ― has undermined its capacity to build an authentic human culture. Schindler sees this as a technological age not simply because of technological advancements but because of the way we think as the result of our technological orientation. He shows, within the context of politics, economics, science, and cultural and professional life generally, that God-centered love is what gives things their deepest and most proper order and meaning.

  • ASIN: 0802864309

Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Vol. 2: Anthropology and Culture (Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought)

Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Vol. 2: Anthropology and Culture (Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought)

Timely theological insights on culture and humanity from the pen of the PontiffIn this second volume of Joseph Ratzinger in Communio, Pope Benedict XVI speaks to various issues relating to humanity today -- conscience, technological security, the origin of human life, the meaning of Sunday, Christian hope, and more.As editor David L. Schindler notes, "Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) rarely writes on any churchly matter that does not manifest its implications for man and culture, and vice versa. Indeed, this indissoluble linking is one of the main distinguishing features of his theology." This is the second of three volumes; the first deals with themes relating to the Church, and the third volume is to focus on theological renewal.

  • ASIN: 0802864171

Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny

Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny

Editors Bandow (Cato Institute) and Schindler (theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and the Family) take fundamentally different positions on the questions of the ability of liberal free-market capitalism to help the poor and capitalism's compatibility with Christian theology and social thought. This situation reflected in their choice of contributions, with Bandow's six contributors broadly arguing for free-market capitalism's beneficial aspects and its compatibility with Christian belief, while Schindler's six essayists find capitalism and its accompanying philosophical liberalism more problematic and undermining of individual virtue and genuine community. After the editors consider the major points of the contributions, they append two additional essays considering the moral status of capitalism from a less explicitly Christian perspective. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

  • Brand: Brand: Intercollegiate Studies Institute
  • ASIN: 1882926838

Love and the Dignity of Human Life: On Nature and Natural Law

Love and the Dignity of Human Life: On Nature and Natural Law

What does it mean to love someone? What does the concept of human dignity mean, and what are its consequences? What marks the end of a person's life? Is personhood more than consciousness? These perplexing questions lurk beneath the surface of everyday life, surfacing only to demand urgent attention in crises. Renowned German philosopher Robert Spaemann addresses these and other foundational enigmas in three eloquent short essays. Speaking wisdom to controversy, he offers carefully considered, novel approaches to key philosophical and theological questions about the nature of human love ("The Paradoxes of Love"), dignity ("Human Dignity and Human Nature"), and death ("Is Brain Death the Death of a Human Person?").

  • Brand: Robert Spaemann
  • ASIN: 080286693X

Being Holy in the World: Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L. Schindler

Being Holy in the World: Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L. Schindler

David L. Schindler is the foremost American participant in the Communio movement in Catholic theology. Over the last thirty-five years, his profound theological and ontological vision has led him to probe our most urgent cultural problems to their deepest metaphysical roots, comprehensively evaluating them in the light of Trinitarian faith. The first book-length study of Schindler’s thought, Being Holy in the World explores Schindler’s Trinitarian theology, ecclesiology, anthropology, and metaphysics in the context of the encounter between Christianity and contemporary culture.

  • ASIN: 0802865542

The Portal of the Mystery of Hope (Ressourcement (Grand Rapids, Mich.).)

The Portal of the Mystery of Hope (Ressourcement (Grand Rapids, Mich.).)

The universal appeal of Charles Peguy (1873-1914) has made him one of France's best-loved poets. His influence has also caused a gentle but unmistakable shift in twentieth-century Catholic thought, leaving a legacy that continues in such writers as Bernanos, Marcel, Guardini, de Lubac, and Balthasar.In The Portal of the Mystery of Hope Peguy offers a comprehensive theology ordered around the often-neglected second theological virtue, which is incarnated in his celebrated image of the "little girl Hope." As the first critical edition of Peguy's poetry to appear in English, this volume also contains a biographical chronology, a bibliography, and a host of notes that situate the poem in the context of Peguy's life.

  • Brand: Charles Peguy David L Schindler
  • ASIN: 0802808999

Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Religious Freedom (Humanum Imprint)

Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Religious Freedom (Humanum Imprint)

Pope Paul VI characterized the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom -- Dignitatis Humanae -- as one of the greatest documents of Vatican II. It is also perhaps the most intensely debated document of the Council; both the drafting of the Declaration of Religious Freedom and its reception have been marked by deep disagreements about what this teaching means for the Church.In this book David Schindler and Nicholas Healy promote a deeper understanding of this important document. In addition to presenting a new translation of the approved text of the Declaration, Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity makes available for the first time in English the five drafts of the document that were presented to the Council bishops leading up to the final version. The book also includes an original interpretive essay on Dignitatis Humanae by Schindler and an essay on the genesis and redaction history of the text by Healy.

  • ASIN: 0802871550

Heart of the World, Center of the Church: "Communi Ecclesiology, Liberalism, and Liberation"

Heart of the World, Center of the Church: "Communi Ecclesiology, Liberalism, and Liberation"

Catholic theologian David Schindler exposes the inadequacy of the theology of liberalism in regard to human freedom and "worldly" automomy, while suggesting how "communion" transforms and protects freedom and autonomy in the culture.

  • ASIN: 0567085414

We, the Ordinary People of the Streets (Ressourcement: Retrieval & Renewal in Catholic Thought) (RESSOURCEMENT: RETRIEVAL AND RENEWAL IN CATHOLIC THOUGHT)

We, the Ordinary People of the Streets (Ressourcement: Retrieval & Renewal in Catholic Thought) (RESSOURCEMENT: RETRIEVAL AND RENEWAL IN CATHOLIC THOUGHT)

Preface by Hans Urs von Balthasar One woman’s shining example of Christian social action. We, the Ordinary People of the Streets contains a series of powerful reflections by Madeleine Delbrêl (1904-1964), an award-winning poet, writer, and Catholic layperson whose conviction and insight led her to a life of social work in the atheistic, Communist-dominated city of Ivry-sur-Seine, France. In these posthumously published texts, Delbrêl draws from her own experiences living in Ivry, witnessing to the possibility of a life at once rooted radically in the church and fully engaged in the world. Spanning the whole of Delbrêl’s life— from a piece she wrote as a seventeen-year-old atheist to an essay on the Christian life written just before her death—these passionate literary texts explore the Christian’s role in a secular society, the difficulty of faith in an atheistic environment, the need for prayer, the centrality of the church, and the fundamental importance of loving both God and our neighbors.

  • Brand: Brand: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 0802846963

The Legacy of Pope John Paul II: His Contribution to Catholic Thought (Crossroad Faith & Formation Book)

The Legacy of Pope John Paul II: His Contribution to Catholic Thought (Crossroad Faith & Formation Book)

Expressed in the encyclicals and books, in speeches and sermons, the thought of Pope John Paul II has enriched the Church in many ways. In this volume, scholars examine central aspects of the thought of John Paul II and explore its significance for the contemporary Church.

  • Brand: Brand: The Crossroad Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 0824518314
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