Begin with the heart : recovering the sacramental vision /
Daniel J. O'Leary.
Blackrock, Co. Dublin : Columba Press, 2008.
183 p. ; 23 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.).
1856076113, 9781856076111
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Blackrock, Co. Dublin : Columba Press, 2008.
contents note
Gifts of the imagination -- Welcoming theology -- The art of education -- Engaging the world.
"This book hopes to offer some nourishment and inspiration both personally and professionally" to church leaders, lay teachers, and parish catechists. -- P. [4], cover.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-183).
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Daniel O'Leary is a priest, author and teacher in the Diocese of Leeds
Main Description
An introduction to a radical dimension To The work of catechesis and religious education, focusing on the recovery of the notion of the "sacramental vision."
Main Description
At a Time of many distractions for church leaders, lay teachers and parish catechists are often left to fend for themselves. Working within the treasures of our tradition, this book hopes to offer some nourishment and inspiration both personally and professionally. This is what On the Threshold, an earlier Report of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, set out to do so powerfully in 2000.
Main Description
Introduces a radical dimension to the work of catechesis and religious education. It calls for a dynamism and a vitality that can only be engendered in the human heart of both teacher and student. It focuses on an exciting theology of creation and explores the implications of its insights for schools, parishes, and colleges of further education. It is another small but vital step towards a long overdue review and renewal in the world of religious education and catechetics. The recovery of the notion of the 'sacramental vision' is a deeply satisfying and enriching one. Its inspiration cannot fail to touch the creative imagination and the human spirit of students and teachers, young and old, in a beleaguered Christian society today. It will also ensure that the Catholic tradition of education will boldly assert its ability to offer a positive contribution to the common good, in a whole variety of ways, in our profoundly pluralist and swiftly changing society.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. 6
Prefacep. 8
Introductionp. 11
Gifts of the Imagination
Reclaiming Imagination: The Forgotten Dimensionp. 19
Restoring the Sacramental Vision: 'Something prevented them from recognising him'p. 28
Liturgical Horizon: The Mountain behind the Mountainp. 38
Welcoming Theology
Theology of Humanity: A Ground to Stand Onp. 55
Nature and Grace: Thresholds of Transformationp. 68
Sacrament Revisited: Prisms of Revelationp. 77
The Art of Education
Damaged Beauty: New Dialogue of Lifep. 91
The Poetry of Education: Working the Visionp. 109
Begin with the Heart: You Teach Who You Arep. 126
Engaging the World
Postmodern and Multicultural: Befriending the Enemyp. 145
Endword: Catechising as Humanisingp. 159
Glossaryp. 175
Notesp. 178
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