Posted June 11, 2013
Book: In the Redeeming Christ
Author: F.X. Durrwell
Ave Maria Press. Notre Dame, IN. 2013. Pp. 296
An Excerpt from the Jacket:
Priest and theologian F.X. Durrwell begins In the Redeeming Christ, his forgotten masterpiece, with "The Christian's salvation lies in his personal sanctification. There too lies the salvation of others, "First published in English in 1963 and now back in print with an introduction by Scott Hahn, Durwell's classic offers a hopeful and lucid vision of the Christian spiritual life to inspire and teach readers about the mystery of living in personal holiness --- and becoming most truly themselves --- by being "in Christ" as members of his body.
An Excerpt from the Book:
A Loving Faith
A letter from God must be read with loving faith. Kierkegaard said people should read the Bible not so much as critics and scholars, but "before God," as a man would read a letter from his fiancee. For to understand one must love. St. Paul asks that the eyes of our heart be enlightened. It is the heart that sees, it is love that knows; in the biblical sense of the word, knowledge is mutual possession: "Blessed are they who know by the delight they have experienced, with what gentleness, what allurement, the Lord deigns to explain the scriptures to us in prayer and meditation. . .He does it when he lights up our hearts with the beams of charity."
Table of Contents:
Part 1 Principles of Christian life
Part 2 The sacraments of Christian life
Part 3 Christian virtues
Part 4 Our Master in the Christian life
Part 5 Mary amongst us