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A Passion for God

The Mystical-Political Dimension of Christianity
  • By Johann Baptist Metz
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Johann Baptist Metz, founder of political theology in Europe, is one of the most significant Roman Catholic theologians working since the Second Vatican Council. In A Passion for God, J. Matthew Ashley edits and translates the most important of Metz's recent essays previously unavailable in English. This compelling and diverse collection reflects on such issues as the crucial place of memory in Christian faith and in society as a whole, the role of religious in the Church, the meaning of the mystical virtue of poverty of spirit and the relationship between Christianity and politics in modernity. A Passion for God includes an introduction by Ashley that surveys Metz's career in the context of postconciliar Catholic theology and offers the reader helpful advice for understanding Metz's work. Those interested in the various aspects of North American liberation as well as political or public theology will find this book to be an invaluable resource.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780809137558
    • Manufacturer: Paulist Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780809137558
    • ISBN 10: 0809137550
    • Publication Date: 12/01/1997
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Johann Baptist Metz
    • Page Count: 224
    • Width: 5.51 inches
    • Height: 0.50 inches
    • Length: 8.50 inches
    • Weight: 0.57 pounds
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