Author: Eugene Boylan
For forty years Catholic Christians have been turning and returning to this spiritual classic in which a Trappist monk speaks clearly and perceptively to the priest, religious, or layperson still "in the world."
... courteous heart is big enough to hold Him! He will yet be her tremendous lover,
drawing her gently into His white embrace, bestowing on her the sparkling,
priceless pledge of His love—suffering.10 Pain had the character of a sacrament,
Author: Robert A. Orsi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Between Heaven and Earth explores the relationships men, women, and children have formed with the Virgin Mary and the saints in twentieth-century American Catholic history, and reflects, more broadly, on how people live in the company of sacred figures and how these relationships shape the ties between people on earth. In this boldly argued and beautifully written book, Robert Orsi also considers how scholars of religion occupy the ground in between belief and analysis, faith and scholarship. Orsi infuses his analysis with an autobiographical voice steeped in his own Italian-American Catholic background--from the devotion of his uncle Sal, who had cerebral palsy, to a "crippled saint," Margaret of Castello; to the bond of his Tuscan grandmother with Saint Gemma Galgani. Religion exists not as a medium of making meanings, Orsi maintains, but as a network of relationships between heaven and earth involving people of all ages as well as the many sacred figures they hold dear. Orsi argues that modern academic theorizing about religion has long sanctioned dubious distinctions between "good" or "real" religious expression on the one hand and "bad" or "bogus" religion on the other, which marginalize these everyday relationships with sacred figures. This book is a brilliant critical inquiry into the lives that people make, for better or worse, between heaven and earth, and into the ways scholars of religion could better study of these worlds.
in the recesses of nature where he begs evening to come soon and “ with thy
young skyey blossoms heap me over / from this tremendous Lover . ” But he finds
that nature " cannot slake my drouth . ” He tempts the faithful to take sides with
Author: Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre explores the ancient prayer of St. Patrick, drawing upon biblical, personal, and literary sources, and inviting readers to consider its meaning for them today.
I take the expression “ Tremendous Lover ” from the title of Eugene Boylan ' s
book This Tremendous Lover ( Westminster , Md . : Newman , 1974 ) . 26 . Albert
Ellis , Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy ( New York : Lyle Stuart , 1971 ) , p .
Author: Bernard Tyrrell
Outlines a therapy that integrates psychological and spiritual methods in a holistic plan for healing and growth
His two best - known works are Difficulties in Mental Prayer and This
Tremendous Lover . Boylan has written also for priests and religious , but his
specialty has been to inspire the faithful laity to grow in sanctity . " There are
those , " he wrote ...
Author: John A. Hardon
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Recommends works by more than a hundred Catholic writers, including St. Augustine, St. Francis, Dante, Chaucer, Cardinal Newman, and G.K. Chesterton
I had read a theology book entitled This Tremendous Lover , a treatise on the
person of Jesus Christ , particularly in relation to the sacrament of holy
communion . I knew precisely what the author meant when he referred to Jesus
as the lover of ...
Author: Rose Mary Denman
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
The lesbian minister who took the United Methodist Church to court for asking her to be something she was not tells of her struggle to live openly and maintain her ministry
We would not be treating God like a faithless lover or a halfhearted one , like a
victim of our emotional needs and cravings , but as God : “ the father from whom
all paternity in heaven and on earth is named , ” this tremendous lover who ...
Author: François Mauriac
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press
This is a book about the basic meaning of love and happiness inside Christian experience, about the nature of Christian joy and human passion.