Outreach and renewal : a first-millennium legacy for the third-millennium church /
James McSherry.
Trappist, Ky. : Cistercian Publications ; Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, c2011.
x, 276 p. ; 22 cm.
9780879072360 (pbk.)
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Trappist, Ky. : Cistercian Publications ; Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, c2011.
9780879072360 (pbk.)
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The fathers and the apostles -- The two cities : called to serve -- The spirit of asceticism -- Martyrs, ascetics, and fathers -- Humility and truth : testaments of faith -- Brotherhood and betrayal -- The sacramental life -- The power of prayer -- Defenders of the faith -- Leo the Great : faith and vision -- The church and the pagans -- Renewal and asceticism : Gregory the Great -- The pope, the abbot, and the Gauls -- Schism in Italy -- The wisdom of the ascetics : Benedict, Columban, Cassian -- Suffering, sin, and forgiveness -- Dispelling the darkness -- Aidan, Bede, and Boniface -- The Carolingians and the two cities -- The Gregorian reform -- Anselm : in the steps of the fathers -- The last of the fathers -- Finding Jerusalem : sparks from the fire -- Faith and reason -- A light not quenched : Bernard and the bishops -- Epilogue : the legacy of the fathers.
is work represemts a novel treatment of the mission of the Church fathers, the early Christian ascetics, and their disciples during the turbulent centuries that followed the passing of the apostles. Approaching a normally arcane subject largely through the interplay of character and incident. Outreach and Renewal provides a stirring account of the various ways in which spiritual leaders of the time promoted the Gospel message. Readers experience these leaders as they illuminate, strengthen, restore, or defend the faith of fellow Christians. Facilitatging fresh insights and thought-provoking conclusions, the theme proceeds through the interaction of a varied cast of vital individuals engaged in lively and sometimes acerbic discourse, which is always aimed at the glory of God. With the careful attention the author gives to the early lrish church and its singular representatives, this work is a unique and valuable contribution to the study of the patristic era. --Book Jacket
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-271) and index.
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Table of Contents
List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Fathers and the Apostlesp. 5
The Two Cities Called to Servep. 12
The Spirit of Asceticismp. 24
Martyrs, Ascetics, and Fathersp. 35
Humility and Truth Testaments of Faithp. 44
Brotherhood and Betrayalp. 56
The Sacramental Lifep. 68
The Power of Prayerp. 76
Defenders of the Faithp. 84
Leo the Great Faith and Visionp. 96
The Church and the Pagansp. 106
Renewal and Asceticism Gregory the Greatp. 116
The Pope, the Abbot, and the Gaulsp. 129
Schism in Italyp. 139
The Wisdom of the Ascetics Benedict, Columban, Cassianp. 145
Suffering, Sin, and Forgivenessp. 155
Dispelling the Darknessp. 163
Aidan, Bede, and Bonifacep. 172
The Carolingians and the Two Citiesp. 182
The Gregorian Reformp. 195
Anselm In the Steps of the Fathersp. 203
The Last of the Fathersp. 213
Finding Jerusalem Sparks from the Firep. 222
Faith and Reasonp. 233
A Light Not Quenched Bernard and the Bishopsp. 242
Epilogue The Legacy of the Fathersp. 256
Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 272
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