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Disarming Beauty
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In 2005, Father Julián Carrón became the leader of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, following the death of the movement's founder, Father Luigi Giussani. Disarming Beauty is the English translation of an engaging and thought-provoking collection of essays by one of the principal Catholic leaders and intellectuals in the world today. Adapted from talks given by Fr. Carrón, these essays have been thoroughly reworked by the author to offer an organic presentation of a decade-long journey. They present the content of his elaboration of the gospel message in light of the tradition of Fr. Giussani, the teachings of the popes, and the urgent needs of contemporary people. /// Carrón offers a broad diagnosis of challenges in society and then introduces their implications in contexts such as families, schools, workplaces, and political communities. In a dialogue with his listeners, he inspires and encourages them to lay out a new path for the Catholic Church and the world. Throughout his essays, Carrón addresses the most pressing questions facing theologians today and provides insights that will interest everyone, from the most devout to the firm nonbeliever. Grappling with the interaction of Christian faith and modern culture, Carrón treats in very real and concrete ways what is essential to maintaining and developing Christian faith, and he invites an ongoing conversation about the meaning of faith, truth, and freedom.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Javier Prades
  3. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Part 1. The Context and the Challenges
  1. 1. Is a New Beginning Possible?
  2. pp. 3-20
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  1. 2. Truth and Freedom: A Paradigm
  2. pp. 21-35
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  1. 3. In the Collapse of the Self-Evident, a Subject Is Generated
  2. pp. 36-47
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  1. 4. The Challenge of True Dialogue after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks
  2. pp. 48-50
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  1. Part 2. An Event of Rebirth
  1. 5. Christianity Faced with the Challenges of the Present
  2. pp. 53-71
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  1. 6. The Religious Sense, Verification of the Faith
  2. pp. 72-86
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  1. 7. The “Eternal Mystery of Our Being”
  2. pp. 87-100
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  1. 8. Broadening Reason
  2. pp. 101-115
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  1. 9. Freedom Is the Most Precious Gift Heaven Gave to Humanity
  2. pp. 116-134
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  1. Part 3. An Educational Emergency
  1. 10. Introduction to Total Reality
  2. pp. 137-144
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  1. 11. The “Hot Point”
  2. pp. 145-156
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  1. 12. A Communication of Yourself
  2. pp. 157-174
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  1. Part 4. A New Protagonist on the World Scene
  1. 13. “Lady, Your Beauty Was a Ray of Heavenly / Light to My Thinking”
  2. pp. 177-187
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  1. 14. With the Audacity of Realism
  2. pp. 188-196
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  1. 15. Crisis: A Challenge to Change
  2. pp. 197-206
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  1. 16. In Politics, Too, the Other Is a Good
  2. pp. 207-209
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  1. Conclusion: How Does a Presence Come to Be?
  2. pp. 210-227
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 228-257
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  1. Sources
  2. pp. 258-261
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 262-282
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