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Author Halík, Tomáš.

Title Night of the confessor : Christian faith in an age of uncertainty / Tomáš Halík ; translated from Czech into English by Gerald Turner.

Publisher New York : Image Books, c2012.
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 Lakewood Library  274.371083 HALIK    ON SHELF
 Lakewood Library  274.371083 HALIK    ON SHELF
Edition 1st ed.
Description 223 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary "Halk is a wise guide for the post-Christian era, and never more so than in his latest work, a thought-provoking and powerful reflection on the relationship between faith, paradox, change, and resurrection.As the challenges of cultural secularization and dwindling congregation size confront religious communities across North America and Europe, and the Catholic Church in particular, Tomáš Halík is a prophetic voice of hope. He has lived through the political oppression and intolerance of religion that defined Communist Czechoslovakia, and he draws from this experience to remind readers that not only does crisis lead to deeper understanding but also that any living religion is a changing religion. The central messages of Christianity have always seemed impossible, from peace and forgiveness in the face of a harsh world to love and self-sacrifice despite human selfishness to the victory of resurrection through the defeat of the cross. Acceptance of paradox therefore is the way forward, Halík explains. It is a difficult way that offers an unclear immediate future, but it is ultimately the only honest way."--P. 4 of cover.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-223).
Contents The confessor's night -- Give us a little faith -- Kingdom of the impossible come -- Intimation of the presence -- Discreet faith -- The tribulations of a believing scientist -- The joy of not being God -- There and back again -- A rabbit playing the violin -- God knows why -- Living in the field of vision -- I cry out: violence! -- The sign of Jonah -- The prayer of that evening -- What made Sarah smile -- Second-wind Christianity.
Language Translated from the Czech.
Subject Faith.
Catholic Church -- Czech Republic -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and culture -- Czech Republic -- History -- 20th century.
Religion and culture -- Czech Republic -- History -- 20th century.
Christian life -- 20th century.
Czech Republic -- Church history.
Other Author Turner, Gerald.
Unif Title Noc zpovědnika. English
Call # 274.371083 HALIK
ISBN 9780385524520
0385524528
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