A Fractured Relationship
The book has two sections which are interdependent. The first section is an encounter with contemporary culture, in particular with the phenomenon of the loss of faith. The second section of this theological dialogue sets out to tell the faith in the context and the circumstances of our times.
“Contemplating the current alienation of religion and Western society, Norris seeks its cause, then its cure, in aproperly understood Trinitarian theology that allows the depth of Christian living to emerge.”
John M. McDermott, S.J.
“Thomas Norris’ latest publication is highly recommended, not only for its mature approach to complicated subject matter, but also for its ability to draw the reader into a deeper reflection regarding our faith and tradition. This book would be more than appropriate for a college-level course on Christian understanding. However, this volume would also be a necessary work for any Christian searching for the truth regarding the fragmented relationship between the Church and society, brought about by the forces of modernity.”
Robert P. Russo
Catholic Books Review
“Throughout this book Norris is concerned primarily with faith, to the extent that at times he becomes almost breathless with conviction. It comes as no surprise to see him highlighting the radically communitarian spirituality of Chiara Lubich, who along with a few companions learned from war and desolation how to live the New Commandment of Jesus Christ. The Focolare movement that they initiated seems to this reviewer to be, in terms of hope for the future, the best-grounded spiritual movement that has come into existence since the Second Vatican Council.”
“It is the remarkable achievement of Thomas Norris to blend clear-eyed doctrine and deep devotion, as his critical thought grapples with present problems with a contemplative vision that sees beyond them. This work is indeed a remarkable instance of a revitalized Catholic theology: the range of its reference and its keen sense of the historical moment make it an inspiring source for theological students and a challenge for their teachers.”
Anthony Kelly, CSsR
Australian Catholic University
“Norris raises question that are of fundamental importance to Christians … highly recommended.”
About the Author
Thomas Norris is a priest of the Diocese of Ossory (Ireland) and professor in systematic theology at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. A member of the International Theological Commission, he has authored ten books, among them The Trinity: Life of God, Hope for Humanity, and numerous articles.
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2010|
|Author||Thomas J. Norris|