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Boff enters into the experience of Jesus to share the meaning of the Lord's Prayer in a world of injustice. The prayer that Jesus taught us emerges as an urgent call for social and personal transformation. In his reflections on the Hail Mary, translated here for the first time, Boff offers a radical appreciation of Mary's role as partner and bearer of the Holy Spirit
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Mar 10, 2005
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 1570755752 ISBN13 9781570755750
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More About Leonardo Boff
Leonardo Boff is a former Franciscan monk, a theologian and a poet known for his strong voice for the promotion of human rights and ecological responsibility. He is the professor emeritus of ethics, philosophy of religion, and ecology at Rio de Janeiro State University. He is the author of more than 60 books in the areas of theology, spirituality, philosophy, anthropology and mysticism.
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FATHER BOFF BRINGS TO LIFE THESE CENTRAL PRAYERS OF CHRISTIANITY Jan 6, 2007
A lifetime of praying these powerful prayers often leaves us only dimly aware of the tremendously prophetic meaning of their words. Along with the Song of Simeon, the Magnificat, the Salve Regina, these central prayers of our Faith hold a strong message for all believers and practitioners of Christianity active in our world today, enlivening, inspiring, comforting, strengthening, informing, uniting us for the difficult path ahead towards our final liberation in God's grace.
Father Boff in this strong, thoughtful and prayerful commentary examines every aspect of each phrase of these two central prayers, the first dictated by Jesus Christ himself, the second drawn from the words of the Archangel at the Annunciation and from the words of Mary's close kinswoman, the aged mother of John the Baptist at the Visitation.
So often do we pray these central prayers, particularly in that blessed and encouraged and grace-filled prayer of the Rosary, that they fall automatically without thought from our lips and hearts. Yet Father Boff courageously and compassionately draws us together here as a community of believers active in God's Church to reflect carefully upon what we are really saying.
We must thank gratefully and humbly the longstanding and faithful Catholic Orbis Books publishers for uniting so recently these reflections by Father Boff into this new translation and publication, so that Father Boff may continue to center us in these primary prayers, to challenge us to confront their true meaning in our Faith and in our World, and in the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, their instruments and authors.
I urge every Catholic to get this book for their prayer and reflection, their meditation and contemplation. As we pray the Rosary together, let us consider these holy words of good Father Boff, and bring these great prayers to life in our hearts, in our homes, in our local Church, in our communities and, courageously, in our world, so that God may draw us all home together in peace for all eternity, in God's own peace and infinite compassion and mercy.
Get this book, please, so that we may draw together ever stronger and closer as Church and community in understanding, in praying, and in living the central prayers of our Faith. I have my copy, which I am happy to share with you at any time, if you will please help me to pray, and to live our Faith in Christ's love.