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Overview Names and celebrates aspects of the Dominican tradition that are at the very core of its spirituality. One of the things which has characterized the Dominican spirit from the beginning is a sense of openness to the world. This book presents the Dominican vision of life.
This lively and compelling book by Paul Murray OP names and celebrates aspects of the Dominican tradition which are at the very core of its spirituality. This tradition has often been described in the past, and for good reason, as scholarly and intellectual. But the lives of the Dominicans whose voices we hear in this book were also, and to an extraordinary degree, apostolic, exuberant, evangelical, risk-taking, mystical, and robust.
One of the things which has characterized the Dominican spirit from the beginning is a sense of openness to the world. Dominicans such as Thomas Aquinas, Jordan of Saxony, and Catherine of Siena, were not only impressive celebrants of grace. They were also defenders of nature. After the example of St Dominic himself, they learned to drink deep from the wine of God's Word, and became witnesses not only of certain great moral and doctrinal truths but witnesses also of an unimaginable joy.
One reason, in society today, why so many feel unfulfilled and are not happy is because the vision of life offered is one that is restricted to a pragmatic, one-dimensional view of the world. The Dominican vision of life we find presented in this book is one that is truly broad and joyous. It is a path of spirituality - a way - open to people of all kinds and conditions.
Citations And Professional Reviews The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality: A Drink Called Happiness by Paul Murray has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 07/01/2006 page 81
Christian Century - 05/15/2007 page 41
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Paul Murray was born in 1975. He studied English literature at Trinity College in Dublin and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His first novel, An Evening of Long Goodbyes, was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize in 2003 and was nominated for the Kerry Irish Fiction Award. His second novel, Skippy Dies, was short-listed for a 2010 Costa Book Award and long-listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was ranked number three in Time's ten best books of 2010.
Paul Murray currently resides in Rome. Paul Murray has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Plymouth England University of Plymouth, UK Associate Pr.
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The Best Book on Dominicans in a Long Time Dec 26, 2007
This book should be on the shelf of every Dominican, and every person that is interested in the Dominican Order. Fr. Murray brings recaptures the joy, enthusiasm and zeal of the first days of the Order in such a way that we can learn from our Dominican Brothers and Sisters for today.