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On My Bookshelf: Theology of Christian Marriage IV

Synod15 is now in full session, and I’ve been trying to keep up with the “loyal opposition,” Cardinal Kasper’s “controversial” views on marriage. As I’ve been reading and reading again and reflecting on his book Theology of Christian Marriage, I … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Theology of Christian Marriage III

In the first chapter of Walter Kasper’s Theology of Christian Marriage, a few things struck me. In looking at “the human values of marriage,” he looks at the Augustine’s emphasis on the three “goods” of marriage (descendants, mutual love and … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Theology of Christian Marriage II

In the introduction to his¬†Theology of Christian Marriage, Walter Kasper cites the “very close connection between the order of creation and the order of redemption in marriage.” My paraphrase would be that the former is how God made us, and … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Theology of Christian Marriage

To keep informed on the upcoming synod,¬† I’ve been reading Walter Kasper’s Theology of Christian Marriage. It’s been on my literal bookshelf for many years, but until this year I had never cracked it. In the introduction, the author relates … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Divine Renovation

A staff colleague had an extra copy of Divine Renovation, so I’ve been taking the book to bed the past week. Fr James Mallon has a web site, a study guide, and even a conference to back up another variation … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Into That Silent Sea

What a magnificent book! It’s been my bedtime reading for the past week. And what a ride. Almost four hundred pages are divided into ten chapters and a pile of references. Each chapter offers from one to a few brief … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Chrysalids

I read this sf novel as a boy–it was published in the US under the title Re-Birth. Neither title really attracts me, but the story does. Let me tell you a bit about it. This 1955 novel by the British … Continue reading

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