Changing the Questions: Explorations in Christian Ethics
Margaret A. Farley
This introduction to and an overview of the work of Margaret Farley, one of the church’s leading ethicists will be a valuable resource for students of public ethics, sexual ethics, and the ethics of relationships. Essays from throughout Farley’s long scholarly career, both published and unpublished, focus on the intersection of ethics and public life.
Changing the Questions also includes Farley’s sermons as well as her essays on ecclesiology and feminism, making it a far-ranging summary of her interests and contributions to theology over the past four decades.
2016 352 pages R469.00
God Is Not Nice
Ulrich L. Lehner
Ulrich L. Lehner reintroduces Christians to the true God—not the polite, easy-going, divine therapist who doesn’t ask much of us, but the Almighty God who is unpredictable, awe-inspiring, and demands our entire lives.
Stripping away the niceties with a sling blade, Lehner shows that God is more strange and beautiful than we imagine, and wants to know and transform us in the most intimate way.
20-10-2017 160 pages R237.00
The Eros of the Human Spirit: The Writing of Bernard Lonergan, SJ
Elizabeth J. Snedden
Both the desire to know and the desire to love can be observed and understood, affirmed for what they really are, and then gradually appropriated, making possible a fuller human development and life more abundant in community. This discovery was made progressively by Bernard Lonergan in his life and work as a philosopher and methodological theologian.
It is possible to trace this viewpoint in his writings, where he thematizes self-appropriation and presents it pedagogically in Insight: A Study of Human Understanding. Self-appropriation is heightened to reach the existential level by Method in Theology, where Lonergan makes religious conversion-complete being-in-love with God as a gift of grace -foundational for the theological enterprise. The openness to truth and goodness which comes with this redemptive gift enlarges human horizons and heals faltering achievement so that we can more consistently live out of the desire we are.
2017 205 pages R438.95
Mothers of Faith: Motherhood in the Christian Tradition
Wilfred M. Sumani, SJ
A Malawi-born Jesuit priest, Sumani approaches a broad definition of motherhood in the Christian faith tradition. Through both his own personal context as well as scholarly exegesis he focuses on many mother figures throughout the long narrative of Christianity including Mary, Elizabeth, Saints Felicitas and Perpetua, and even contemporary figures like Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa.
He stresses that through the insights culled from the experiences of motherhood, one can deepen one’s understanding of the workings of God in the world.
2017 240 pages R388.50