“The holy mystery of God is love
beyond imagining. Not enough people seem to know this, even those who
practice the Christian religion . . . . "—From the Introduction
Elizabeth A. Johnson is widely regarded as among the most influential
and creative Catholic theologians in the world—particularly for her
contributions in bringing a feminist perspective to the central themes
of Christian faith. Addressed to the wider “people of God,” this
anthology of Johnson’s essays and lectures—many available for the first
time—provides an overview of her essential work, while also offering a
brilliantly fresh exploration of the Christian faith.
From the question of belief itself, to the mysteries of God, Jesus
Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit, a central theme for Johnson is
the overflowing compassion of the living God, engaged with the struggles
and suffering of the world. Throughout this collection, Johnson's
feminist insights, her concerns for an imperiled planet and for those on
the margins, add urgency and passion to her reflections.