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BOOK OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2007 Print E-mail
Written by Fr.Worawut Saraphan, C.Ss.R.   

BOOK OF THE MONTH  SEPTEMBER 2007

READING ON REDEMPTION  
Editors Raymond Coriveau C.Ss.R.
and Alberto de Mingo Kaminouchi C.Ss.R.

General Secretariate  for Redemptorist Spirituality  Rome 2006

  This book represent one of the many responses to the last General Chapter’s call to reflect on the mystery of redemption, the heart of our charism. 

Father General’s text  “Redemption” (Communicanda 2) opens the collection of articles.  It is wise to have this document in a permanent form and it sets the tone for the rest of the articles.

 

There follow two articles looking at the biblical notion of redemption, one by Michael Brehl (Canada) and the other by Alberto de Mingo (Spain).  Both articles uncover the riches of the biblical revelation about redemption and point up the futility of trying to settle on one image or metaphor of this mystery. Alberto is shortly to publish a book length study of redemption in terms of sacrifice and atonement and his article here gives us a foretaste of what is to come.

 

 

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BOOK OF THE MONTH MAY 2007 Print E-mail
Written by Fr.Worawut Saraphan, C.Ss.R.   

BOOK OF THE MONTH MAY 2007 

JESUS OUR REDEEMER 

A Christian approach to Salvation   
Gerald O’Collins, S.J.  Oxford University Press,  Oxford 2007 pp280.

 

 Ever since the last General Chapter commended a serious reflection on the mystery of Redemption, our attention has been drawn to different aspect of our charism as Redemptorists.  The first Communicanda dealt with the theme of giving our lives for abundant redemption (as well as restructuring for mission);  the second Communicanda was concerned with our pastoral understanding of redemption.   O’Collins’ new book could have been written for Redemptorists as it is a systematic treatment of the central issues which define us as Redemptorists.  While remaining a profound theological exposition the text is richly enhanced with the use of poetry, hymns, music, art, liturgy and literature.   This makes for a pleasant read but one which warms the heart of believers.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2007 Print E-mail
Written by Fr.Worawut Saraphan, C.Ss.R.   

BOOK OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2007 

ELIZABETH OF THE TRINITY AND THE REDEMPTORIST MISSION. 
Octavio
Hidalgo.   Editorial.  Madrid 2006  pp72

 

 
The central point of interest in this little work is the General Mission preached in
Dijon from the 4th March to the 2nd April, 1899.  There were 19 Redemptorists on the Mission and two of them were assigned to a parish in which young Elizabeth Catez lived with her widowed mother and younger sister. At the time of the Mission, Elizabeth was 18 years old and she kept a spiritual journal which is as revealing about the Mission as it is about Elizabeth herself.

 

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THE REDEMPTION. An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer. Print E-mail
Written by Fr.Worawut Saraphan, C.Ss.R.   

  picture from "http://www.AbeBook.com"THE REDEMPTION.  An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer.
Edited by Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall SJ, Gerald O'Collins SJ.  
Oxford University Press  2004   ISBN 0-19-927145-3

Reviewed by Fr. Sean Wales, C.Ss.R.

 

 

 


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