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The Teachings of the Church Fathers
John R. Willis SJ
First published in 1966, this remains the best guide for non-specialists to the beliefs of the early Christians, arranged thematically under 250 topics. It shows that Catholic doctrines were in place from the earliest centuries of Christianity.
496 pages * Softcover * $39.95
Called to Communion
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Subtitled Understanding the Church Today, Cardinal Ratzinger's compact book analyses the origin of the Church, the primacy of Peter, the role of bishops and the nature of the priesthood in the light of Scripture and the development of doctrine today.
165 pages * Softcover * $24.95
The Evidential Power of Beauty
Thomas Dubay SM
Fr Dubay provides an account for the non-specialist reader of the theology of beauty, uniting modern science, Christian theology and daily experience. As Keats said, 'Beauty is truth, truth is beauty.'
365 pages * Softcover * $29.95
The Catholic Church and Conversion
Here Chesterton explains his understanding of Catholicism and the Catholic Church, and how her appeal to reason and truth eventually won him over. Solid objective truth and liberation from one's sins were the keys to his conversion.
141 pages * Softcover * $29.95
The Glory of These Forty Days
Fr James Tolhurst
Father Tolhurst follows his earlier set of Advent reflections with similar coverage of the Lenten season. Apart from the Scripture readings for each of the 40 days, the author draws on the Church's two millennia treasury of spiritual writings.
102 pages * Softcover * $15.00
Celibacy in the Early Church
The author draws on Scripture, the early Councils, saints and theologians to document the case that compulsory celibacy was the norm in the early Church. This very detailed study is timely in light of present-day calls for a relaxation of this discipline.
376 pages * Softcover * $39.95
The King's Good Servant but God's First
The author examines More's writings, including his letters from prison, the testimony of early biographers and the recent findings of Tudor and Reformation era scholars to reconstruct the events of More's life and death.
497 pages * Softcover * $39.95
Hans Urs von Balthasar
One of the 20th century's greatest theologians and an authority on the Church Fathers, Cardinal von Balthasar provides a powerful, attractive, religiously compelling portrait of Maximus the Confessor, saint and martyr and a theologian of both East and West.
424 pages * Softcover * $49.95
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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 21 No 2 (March 2008), p. 19