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Front Cover for Heaven Begins Within You

Long before psychology became the reference point for the interpretation of our lives, the Desert Fathers were true doctors of the soul. Embrace the wisdom of the devoted sages whose faith continues to offer guidance for modern daily life.

Front Cover of Francis De Sales

This popular presentation of the life and writings of one of the most influential figures in the history of Christianity includes many rich segments from the spiritual classics Introduction to the Devout Life and Treatise on the Love of God. Wright introduces the reader to the world of de Sales and distills from his masterworks the insights that are as applicable today as when first written.

A page-by-page explanation of Rahner's masterwork, The Foundations of Christian Faith, that clarifies the meaning of and interconnections between the book’s 368 sections and subsections. With topic, name, and Bible indices to help beginning theology students and scholars alike navigate the Rahnerian “basic course.”

Front Cover for Flesh and Glory

A vision of the Gospel of John that comprehends the organic wholeness of the ancient text and revivifies its powerful message of inspiration. Lee’s feminist interpretation awakens the meaning of complex and evocative symbols that illuminate the story of Jesus.

Front Cover of Faith in History and Society

This now classic book presented on the 30th anniversary of its first appearance is universally acknowledged as the great classic of Metz's remarkable career, and indeed of all political theology. It is presented here in a new translation with an extensive study guide for readers and teachers.

Front Cover for Early Christian Mystics

The McGinns, preeminent scholars of theological history, present sketches of 12 seminal figures vital to the development of Christian mysticism. An accessible interpretation of the distinct characteristics of these spiritual masters’ direct, immediate, and transformative encounters with the presence of God.  

The Doctors of the Church

Written by one of the world's top authorities on the history of Christianity, this user-friendly resource is an introduction to 33 remarkable individuals who shaped our understanding of the Catholic faith.

Front Cover for the Dictionary of the Reformation

This second installment of the Encyclopedia of Theology and Church covers every important aspect of the Reformation, including the major Protestant branches, developments in England, and the causes of the counter-Reformation in the Catholic Church. Entries include biographies, theological issues, and historical sketches.

Front Cover for Dictionary of Popes and the Papacy

This first installment of the Encyclopedia of Theology and Church is the definitive one-volume reference on popes, the papacy, and the Vatican. Part one covers every pope and antipope; part two discusses the institutions of the Vatican and the papacy.

Front Cover of Dictionary of Fundamental Theology

This first-ever Dictionary of Fundamental Theology addresses the following concerns:

  • Christian revelation;
  • its credibility;
  • the response of faith;
  • relations with other Christian communities;
  • and the relationship of Christian revelation to history, philosophy, the sciences, culture, and language.

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