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Author Boff, Leonardo

Title Christianity in a Nutshell / Leonardo Boff ; translated from the Portuguese by Phillip Berryman


 McDonald 3rd Floor  BT60 .B5813 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # BT60 .B5813 2013
Descript viii, 122 pages ; 21 cm
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Note In this short work Leonardo Boff sets out to describe the essence of Christianity in language that is accessible and meaningful in terms of our awareness of the evolution of the universe and an expanding cosmos. In this perspective, he asks, "What does Christianity intend to reveal? What message does it bring to human beings? For believers, how does it reveal God and how is God revealed in it?" --From publisher's description
Contents Christianity and mystery. All is mystery -- In the beginning is communion -- The originating source of all being -- The great silent explosion -- Birth of the sun that supports the earth -- The universe seen from within -- The human being, infinite project -- The advent of mystery -- The spiritualization of Mary by the Holy Spirit -- The incarnation of the Son in Jesus of Nazareth -- The personalization of the Father in Joseph of Nazareth -- God in all things, all things in God -- Christianity and the ages of the blessed Trinity. The era of the Spirit/Mary -- The era of the Son/Jesus -- The era of the Father/Joseph -- Christianity and Jesus. A root experience : the end is near -- A dream : the reign of God -- A practice : liberation -- A message : our Father and our bread -- An ethic : unlimited love and mercy -- A destiny : the execution of the liberator -- An anticipation : the resurrection scarcely begun -- Christianity and history. The distinction between reign of God and the church -- Christianity as movement and spiritual way -- Christianity encountering cultures -- Christianity and the churches -- Christianity at the mercy of sacred and political power -- Christianity subjected to the pathologies of power -- Christianity from the side of the people -- Christianity and its reductionisms -- The future of Christianity in the age of globalization -- Christianity and its civilizing contribution -- Conclusion: Et tunc erit finis (All is consummated)
Subject Christianity -- Essence, genius, nature
Christianity -- Essence, genius, nature. fast (OCoLC)fst00859612