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National Federation of Priests - The Banquet (by Michel Cupers)

National Federation of Priests - The Banquet (by Michel Cupers)

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Published by: Convivium Press on Oct 02, 2011
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mail:liguori@liguori.org. Web site:www.liguori.org. In
Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints
, Colleen Swaimexamines the lives of eight young men and women whowere set fire with the Spirit and set free to live lives of extraordinary virtue. All became saints for the outgoing,against-the-current heroism of their teen years. The saintsinclude:- St. Dominic Savio- St. Teresa of the Andes- St. Kizito- St. Stanislaus Kostka- St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception- Blessed Pedro Calungsod, and- St. Maria Goretti.Through prayers, images, and maps, readers catch a glimpse of a saint's worldthat carries lessons for their own. A fine resource for Youth Ministry. Availablefor $12.99 from Liguori Publications, One Liguori Dr., Liguori, MO 63057. Tel:(800) 325-9521. Fax: (800) 325-9526. E-mail:liguori@liguori.org. Web site:www.liguori.org.
The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth,
Father Thomas Berry, CP. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and JohnGrim, is a collection of essays by Fr. Berry (he died in 2009at the age of 95) over the past several decades. The essaysin this book reflect Berry's signature views on theinterrelatedness of both Earth's future and the Christianfuture. He ponders why Christians have been late in comingto the issue of the environment. He reflects insightfully onhow the environment must be seen as a religious issue, notsimply a scientific or economic problem. Drawing on ThomasAquinas and Teilhard de Chardin he brings the Christiantradition into a cosmology of care for the whole of creation. Available for $20.00 from Orbis Books, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302. Tel: (800)258-5838. Fax: (914) 941-7005. E-mail:orbisbooks@maryknoll.org. Web site:www.maryknollmall.org.Christians and Westerners who tackle reading the Qur'anwithout any foreknowledge of the text usually becomefrustrated by the seeming incoherence, irregularity of thestructure and changing themes and motifs. What MichaelCuypers does in
The Banquet: A Reading of the FifthSura of the Qur'an
is sort out the fragmented text and giveit a sense of order. This volume focuses on fifth sura(chapter) where Cuypers finds verses that give guidance onrelations with Jews and Christians. There is both anexplanation of the existence of other religions; and there is apronouncement on the status, in terms of salvation, of adherents of the Jewish

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