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WINNER 2016 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD! - FIRST PLACE, GENDER ISSUES

FIRST PLACE ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC PUBLISHERS AWARD (THEOLOGY)

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER ILLUMINATION AWARD GOLD MEDAL WINNER (THEOLOGY)

“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.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, a member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is Distinguished Professor of Theology, Fordham University. A former president of the Catholic TheologicalSociety of America, she is the recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award for distinguished achievement in theology. Her book She Who Is received the Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Her other books include Consider Jesus, Quest for the Living God  and Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.

Book Details

Title:
Abounding in Kindness
Subtitle:
Writings for the People of God
Author:
Elizabeth A. Johnson
Other:
author, She Who Is and Quest for the Living God
Includes:
Index
Pages:
336
Binding:
Softcover
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Abounding in Kindness Table of Contents 52 Kb
The essays demonstrate Johnson's clear writing style. Difficult concepts are presented in language that the People of God can understand. For those who have read Johnson over the years, the book is a reprise of many of her central theological themes. For those discovering her, the book is an excellent introduction. It could also be used in a basic course on Catholic theology since Johnson addresses so many central themes of the faith.
A a good introduction to Elizabeth Johnson's overall thought to a person unfamiliar with her work.
A handy introduction to the work of a prominent Catholic feminist scholar.
Elizabeth Johnson is one of Catholicism's finest contemporary theologians, with immense knowledge of Scripture, church teaching, spirituality and theology from the early Church fathers through to today -- and she shares it here with clarity and passion.
A rich tapestry of theological and ministerial reflections that probe the church's most pressing contemporary questions....an important gift to the church.
Abounding in Kindness places familiar Christian teaching in respectful dialogue with contemporary faith questions posed from the margins. In reverent language both passionate and poetic, Elizabeth Johnson responds with lucid scholarship and intellectual honestesy, providing a feast for both mind and heart.
Elizabeth Johnson is the rare theologian whose inclusivity knows no bounds . . . .
Christian Apologetics at its best. If you are struggling to reconcile your faith with your intellect, this is your book.
I love this book ... each page teeming with insights from our Sister's years of scholarship, contemplation, and faithful Christian practice.
Abounding in Kindness comes from the heart of one of the finest Catholic theologians of our time.
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