An Ecumenical Perspective
Author: Walter Kasper
In the course of 500 years Martin Luther was viewed in many different ways: Luther as a reformer, Luther as a church father of Protestantism, Luther as a champion of reason and freedom, Luther as a brave German national hero, and many other images assigned to Luther. For Catholics, Luther has long been one of the heretics par excellence and responsible for the split of the Western Church and its consequences-at least up until today.
This thinking is now over. The Catholic Luther research in the twentieth century brought a significant shift in understanding Luther. Luther is now recognized for his insights and there is a more equitable judgment on the schism. There is more of an understanding and ecumenical spirit. Cardinal Walter Kasper presents these themes in his latest work, explores his understanding of Martin Luther and his contributions that could not be imagined 500 years ago, but are now in the forefront of a new ecumenical spirit. Various chapters in this book speak of the end of the confessional age, Luther in the spirit on modern times, ecumenical discovery of catholicity, and an ecumenism of charity.
2016 45 pages R189.50
THE CATHOLIC LUTHER
His Early Writings
Editors: Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey
The Catholic Luther presents seven writings by Luther that demonstrate his deep Catholicity. Prominent Luther scholars Philip Krey and Peter Krey offer an extensive introduction to this aspect of Luther's work along with brief introductions to each of Luther's texts.
For Catholics and Protestants alike who are interested in coming to know this little known and genuinely appealing side of Martin Luther, The Catholic Luther is an indispensable resource.
2016 184 pages R295.00
SPEAKING WITH AQUINAS
A Conversation about Grace, Virtue, and the Eucharist
Author: David Farina Turnbloom
According to Thomas Aquinas, the Eucharist is meant to build up the unity of the church. This desired ecclesial unity is, however, not often given adequate treatment. In Speaking with Aquinas, David Farina Turnbloom seeks to describe the relationship between the celebration of the Eucharist and the unity of the church.
By examining Aquinas's treatment of grace and virtues, this book allows the reader to understand Aquinas's Eucharistic theology within the context of the spiritual life of the church. In the end, Turnbloom retrieves a Thomistic theology of the Eucharist that arises from Aquinas's concern for the virtuous life of the church, rather than a Eucharistic theology that too narrowly focuses on theories of transubstantiation.
2017 198 pages R499.50
BEYOND DOGMATISM AND INNOCENCE
Hermeneutics, Critique, and Catholic Theology
Editors: Bradford E. Hinze and Anthony J. Godzieba
The essays by leading figures in Catholic theology suggest what might be called a "third naïveté" that blends deeply contextual interpretations with a critical theological analysis of the roles of power and grace in church and society.
The abilities and skills to grapple with basic issues in hermeneutics and critical theory remain necessary and fundamental for Catholic theology.
2017 302 pages R695.00