The Word Made Flesh
Fr. Richard Veras
“Father, you talk about Jesus as if he was here. If Jesus dwells among us, then where is he?”
Father Veras artfully answers this question with biblical texts that show how God chooses to manifest himself through his people—from Old Testament foreshadowing of the Incarnation to New Testament encounters with Jesus that turn ordinary men and women into missionary disciples.
2017 192 pages R210.00
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 Essays from throughout Farley’s long scholarly career, both published and unpublished, focus on the intersection of ethics and public life.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.
2017 352 pages R469,50
The Unmoored God: Believing in a Time of Dislocation
Paul G. Crowley, SJ
This short, profound reflection centers on the meaning of faith and the place of God in a time of “dislocation.” As Paul Crowley writes: “Dislocated humanity is met by a God who chooses a divine dislocation in the Incarnation, entering simply and intimately into our own human condition and showing the way, through suffering, toward life. Believing in this unmoored God would look like entering into solidarity with unmoored humanity, and journeying with those who suffer, just as God did in Jesus.”
For all who struggle with belief in God in a time lacking familiar props or sure signposts, Crowley offers answers from his own heartfelt reflection and theological struggle.
2017 128 pages R355.00
Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril
Elizabeth A. Johnson
In this fresh creative approach to theology, Elizabeth Johnson asks how we can understand cosmic redemption in a time of advancing ecological devastation. In effect, how can we extend the core Christian belief in salvation to include all created beings? Immediately this question runs into a formidable obstacle: the idea that Jesus’s death on the cross was required as atonement for human sin—a theology laid out by the eleventh-century theologian St. Anselm.
Constructing her argument (like Anselm) in the form of a dialogue, Johnson lays out the foundations in scripture, the teachings of Jesus, and the early Church for an understanding that emphasizes the love and mercy of God, showing how this approach can help us respond to a planet in peril.
2017 256 pages R385.00