This new, revised edition of a contemporary classic explores the significance of Christ’s death for a spirituality of universal solidarity and a hope that will endure in the face of violence. Robert Schreiter writes with an eye to the needs of both those who live in cultures of abundance and those whose lives are surrounded by poverty, conflict, and oppression. Knowing full well that many consider the language of sacrifice and blood offerings as ghoulish and outmoded, Schreiter interprets Christian symbols to reveal their life-giving power and their ability to foster spiritualities of solidarity and hope in a world badly in need of both.
Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S., a priest of the Congregation of the Precious Blood, is professor of doctrinal theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. His many books including Constructing Local Theologies, The Ministry of Reconciliation, and The New Catholicity.