The Great Heresies
Hilaire Belloc examines the five most destructive heretical movements in Christianity: Arianism, Mohammedanism (Islam), Albigensianism, Protestantism, and Modernism. Belloc describes how these movements began, how they spread, and how they have continued to influence the world.
He accurately predicts the re- emergence of militant Islam and its violent aggression against Western civilization.
2017 196 pages R229.50
Only the Gospel Is Revolutionary: The Church in the Reform of Pope Francis: Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga (a conversation with Fr. Antonio Carriero, SDB)
Provides a unique, insider view of the pope's efforts, which has generated high hopes from Catholic leadership around the world, as well as opposition from within the Vatican itself. The book is also a very personal tale of the author's great friendship with Pope Francis. Maradiaga tells the story of his vocation and the great challenges he faces as a cardinal. Open-minded, smart, and courageous, Maradiaga speaks freely, unafraid to address current and thorny issues.
These include women in the diaconate, the exercise of power within the church, the need for moral and merciful immigration policies, the issue of transparency in the management of the Vatican's funds, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatileaks scandal, and a theological discussion about the infallibility of the pope.
Through Cardinal Maradiaga's words, readers will gain fascinating new insights into Pope Francis's efforts to lead a church that is always on mission, and always "poor and for the poor."
2018 93 pages R215.00
The Ecumenism of Beauty
Editor: Timothy Verdon
The last fifty years have seen a rediscovery of the role of the visual arts in the lives of all Christians. In tune with this ecumenical age, this book shares the belief that beauty and art can bridge differences, unite people in "shared admiration," and possibly become an instrument of communion among separated Christians.
The authors of this book are Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant artists, scholars, and clergy who in 2017 will take part in a symposium organized to commemorate the Reformation, which began when Martin Luther published his 95 theses in 1517. With sessions in Paris, Strasburg, Florence, New Haven (CT), and Orleans (MA), the symposium is promoted by Catholic and Protestant schools of theology together with Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality, in Barga, Italy.
2017 125.00 pages R449.00
AN UNFINISHED COUNCIL Vatican II, Pope Francis, and the Renewal of Catholicism
Richard R. Gaillardetz
The Second Vatican Council has become an indispensable reference point for understanding Roman Catholicism today. Yet in spite of its impact, Vatican II was in many ways an unfinished council. The council bishops were able to establish key pillars in the construction of a new vision for the church of our time, but, for various reasons, they were not able to draw those pillars together into a coherent unified structure.
This volume describes both the council's building project itself and the challenges facing the church today if we are to complete the project begun fifty years ago.
2016 190 pages R365.00