Item description for Catherine Of Siena (Outstanding Christian Thinkers) by Guiliana Cavallini & Timothy Radcliffe...
From her earliest years, Catherine of Siena (1347-80) was griped by the mystery of God incarnate. This was the beginning of a life-long love story, a life-long conversion in which Christ spoke to Catherine and she communicated the truth of his being to the world of her time. Creation itself, she says, is an act of love, and Christ is the bridge by which human beings come to realize their full humanity, their inmost nature, which is to love. Mystic, champion of the poor and Church reformer, Catherine was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970. She was unable to write until she was thirty, but she corresponded with Popes, Cardinals, scholars and civic authorities. She was a true daughter of the fourteenth century, famous in her own life time, and yet her thinking and her work seem entirely relevant in the political and ecclesial context of our own time. When Pope Paul VI was asked whether she should be considered a politician, his answer was yes, but in a thoroughly spiritual way; this, he said, is why 'the teaching of this singular woman politician is still meaningful and valuable'.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 0826476627 ISBN13 9780826476623
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More About Guiliana Cavallini & Timothy Radcliffe
Giuliana Cavallini OP was Director of the Centro Nazionale di Studi Cateriniani in Rome, editor of Catherine's Dialogue and author of many key works on Catherine. Timothy Radcliffe was Master of The Dominican Order. He is the winner of the 2007 Michael Ramsey prize for theological writing for his book What is the Point of Being a Christian? He was the author of The Archbishop of Canterbury's 2009 Lent Book Why Go to Church? He lives in Oxford but spends much of his year giving retreats, lectures and conference key-note addresses in the UK and overseas.
Guiliana Cavallini has published or released items in the following series...
Outstanding Christian Thinkers (Paperback Continuum)