Bridging the Great Divide: Musings of a Post-Liberal, Post-Conservative Evangelical Catholic represents a pivotal moment in the life of the Catholic community. Today's faithful are searching for an expression of Catholic Christianity that is vibrant, colorful, provocative, counter-cultural, deeply rooted in the tradition, and full of the promise of the Good News. In this timely and prophetic book, Father Robert Barron-himself a member of the younger generation-has minted a new vernacular and blazed a new way that bridges the great divide and gives voice to the concerns of post-liberal, post-conservative, evangelical believers.
Rev. Robert Barron is an associate professor of systematic theology at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. His other recent books include Heaven in Stone and Glass, which addresses the spirituality of the Gothic cathedral, Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master, and And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation. Barron has published numerous books and articles, and is highly sought after as a speaker throughout the United States.
Part 2 Preface: Cultivators of a Flourishing Garden of Life Part 3 Building a Bridge Across the Great Divide Chapter 4 The Virtue of Bi-Polar Extremism Chapter 5 The Trouble with a Beige Catholicism Chapter 6 Paths and Practices: Recovering an Embodied Christianity Part 7 Liturgy Chapter 8 Lex Orandi, Lex Vivendi: The Liturgy as a Source for the Moral Life Chapter 9 The Trouble With Beige Churches: A Critique of the Influence of Cartesian Modernity on Contemporary Chapter 9 The Liturgical Act and the Church of the Twenty-first Century Part 11 At the Feet of the Masters Chapter 12 Thomas Aquinas's Christological Reading of God and the Creature Chapter 12 The Christian Humanism of Karol Wojtyla and Thomas Aquinas Chapter 13 God as Artist Chapter 14 Genesis and Joyce: Narratives of Sin, Grace and Theonomy: An Essay in Honor of Andrew Greeley on His Seventieth Birthday Part 16 Preaching the Message Chapter 17 "I'm Waiting; I'm Waiting": An Advent Meditation Chapter 18 The Grandfather and the Voice from the Whirlwind: A Meditation on Preaching the Problem of Suffering Chapter 18 Three Paths of Holiness Chapter 20 A Sermon for Children of the Seventies Part 21 The Way of Nonviolence Chapter 22 Thomas Merton's Metaphysics of Peace Chapter 23 Creation, Transsubstantiation and the Grain of the Universe: A Contribution to Stanley Hauerwas's Ekklesia Project Chapter 24 "Comes a Warrior": A Christmas Meditation Part 25 Priesthood and Ministry Chapter 26 Priest as Bearer of the Mystery Chapter 27 Priest as Doctor of the Soul Chapter 28 Mystagogues, World-Transformers and Interpreters of Tongues: A Reflection on Collaborative Ministry in the Church Chapter 30 Evangelizing the American Culture