Dogma and Preaching: Applying Christian Doctrine to Daily Life
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
An unabridged edition of Dogma and Preaching, a work that appeared in a much-reduced form in English, in 1985.
The new book contains twice as much material as first English edition. Joseph Ratzinger provides (1) a theory of preaching for today; (2) application of this theory to some themes for preaching drawn from the Church's dogmas; (3) meditations and sermons based on the liturgical year and the communion of saints; and (4) some thoughts regarding the decade after the Second Vatican and Christianity's seeming irrelevance.
Ratzinger insists that sound preaching should rest on three pillars-Dogma, Scripture, and the Church Today, the contemporary situation in which the Church finds herself. He shows that the proper understanding of the Church, her dogmas, the nature of faith, and the contemporary world allow the proclaimer-believer to remain faithful to the Church's mission and life-changing message.
2018 550 pages R505.00 (2nd Ed)
Introduction to Catholic Theological Ethics: Foundations and Applications
Todd A. Salzman & Michael G. Lawler
The author builds upon their own synthesis of virtue and theological ethics to provide a foundational text for undergraduate courses in theological ethics.
Drawing from sources including Catholic social teaching and the insights of past and present Catholic theologians, this award-winning team introduces and then applies their ethical method to such topics as ecology, economics, hook-up culture, and liberation theology.
2019 348 pages R579.00
Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism
Editors: Brian Besong & Jonathan Fuqua
Too smart to believe in God? The twelve philosophers in this book are too smart not to, and their finely honed reasoning skills and advanced educations are on display as they explain their reasons for believing in Christianity and entering the Roman Catholic Church.
Among the twelve converts are well-known professors and writers including Peter Kreeft, Edward Feser, J. Budziszewski, Candace Vogler, and Robert Koons.
Each story is unique; yet each one details the various perceptible ways God drew these lovers of wisdom to himself and to the Church. In every case, reason played a primary role. The contributions are not merely collections of arguments; they are stories of grace.
2019 289 pages R315.00
The Power of Truth: The Challenges to Catholic Doctrine and Morals Today
Cardinal Gerhard Müller
"You shall know the truth," Jesus said, "and the truth will make you free" (Jn 8:32). Such is the liberating power of truth. Cardinal Müller, former head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, defends the truth of salvation taught by Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.
He discusses how Catholic teaching addresses present-day crises in the Church and in the world. Relying on The Catechism of the Catholic Church, it clarifies certain Church doctrines that have lately seemed to be in doubt.
2019 174 pages R285.00