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Month: December 2018

Book Review: God and Eros: The Ethos of the Nuptial Mystery, Colin Paterson and Conor Sweeney, eds.

Below is a review I wrote of a recently published book entitled God and Eros: The Ethos of the Nuptial Mystery, by Colin Paterson and Conor Sweeney, eds.

The review can be found in full at Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture

Gourlay, Thomas V. (2018) “Book Review: God and Eros: The Ethos of the Nuptial Mystery,” Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture: Vol. 7 : No. 1 , Article 14.
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/claritas/vol7/iss1/14

“While God and Eros: The Ethos of the Nuptial Mystery was published around the same time as the two synods on marriage and the family (2014–2015) and seems to address many of the hot-button issues discussed at those meetings, the essays that comprise this volume were written well in advance of those synods. They reflect thinking that is both theologically rigorous and of profound pastoral sensitivity.

God and Eros is a collection of papers from the erstwhile John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family in Melbourne, Australia…” (Continue reading…)

The fact of the Incarnation

“The fact of the incarnation, this inconceivable Christian claim, has remained in history in its substance and entirety: a man who is God–who thus knows man–and whom man must follow if he is to have true knowledge of himself and all things. This initial experience has an unequivocal meaning: destiny has not left man alone. It is an event which was announced throughout the centuries and which reaches us even today. The real problem at hand is that man recognize this with love.”
– Luigi Giussani, ‘At the Origin of the Christian Claim’, 107.

Image: Nicholas Poussin, Nativité (c.1653)
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