Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity
Assaults on the dignity and rights of the human person have been central to the ongoing crisis of the modern era in the last hundred years.
This book takes a searching look at the roots of this problem and the various approaches to it by the eight men who led the Catholic Church in the twentieth century, from Pope St. Pius X and his crusade against "Modernism" to Pope St. John Paul II and his appeal for a renewed rapprochement between faith and reason.
Thus, it offers an interpretation of recent world events viewed through the lens of an ancient institution, the papacy.
4.20.2020 150 pages R285.00
Conciliar Octet: A Concise Commentary on the Eight Key Texts of the Second Vatican Council
Fr. Aidan Nichols O.P.
In this work Dominican scholar and writer Aidan Nichols maintains that the Council texts must be interpreted in the light of their genesis, not their aftermath.
They must be seen in the light of the public debates in the Council chamber, not the hopes (or fears) of individuals behind the scenes.
On this basis, he provides a concise commentary on the eight most significant documents produced by the Council, documents which cover pretty comprehensively all the major aspects of the Church’s life.
2019 154 pages R310.00
How the Church Has Changed the World
Presents twenty-five essays that will give you a greater appreciation for the Church and her unique mission in the world.
In these twenty-five essays—which include the inspiring witness of priests, religious, and laity; which touch on the arts and sciences, civilian life and government, the realm of ideas and practical works of mercy—Esolen displays how the Church is truly the "leaven and, as it were, the soul of human society in its renewal by Christ and transformation into the family of God" (Gaudium et spes, 40).
2019 192 pages R275.00
The Early Church (33–313): St. Peter, the Apostles, and Martyrs
James L. Papandrea
Papandrea presents a clear account of the Church’s first three centuries and provides evidence to refute fourteen commonly held beliefs about the Catholic Church.
With clear explanation and inspiring stories, Papandrea sorts through what we do and don’t know about the early Church and enables Catholics and fellow Christians to make sense of the Church’s beginnings.
2019 160 pages R325.00