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In Solitude and Dialogue

Contemporary Franciscans Theologize

Anthony M. Carrozzo, OFM

Publication Year: 2000

Seven articles explore different aspects of the contemplative experience of contemporary Franciscan theology. The foundation for the essays is Francis’s Rule for Hermitages; the texts emerged from the desire of mature Franciscans to describe the call to pray in community and share their own intellectual journeys. Contributors include R. Duffy, OFM.; J. Mueller, OSF; J. Burkhard, OFM Conv.; and G. Ühlein, OSF.

Published by: Franciscan Institute Publications

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pp. 1-7

In his loving reflection of Iris Murdoch’s journey into Alzheimer’s disease, her husband John Bayley writes: “A solitary life is splendid,provided you can lead it with someone else.”1 This brief, insightful statement is not only a clever resolution of Francis of Assisi’s personal struggle with the relationship between his life of solitude...

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Words of Hope in Troubled Times: Francis of Assisi in the Presence of the Mystery of the Trinity

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pp. 9-46

Our purpose is to meet Francis of Assisi in the words he wrote and,through them, to catch sight of the idea upon which his life and striving come to focus. We intend to see how the realization of that idea in his life can herald hope for a new century and millennium.We expect to encounter a Christian man who witnessed the demise of...

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Creation: A Franciscan Conversion Conversation

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pp. 47-72

Humans matter. Never in the history of our species has this been suggests that no theology can absolve itself of responsibility1 for what its believers perpetuate in the name of their God. She offers inherited a legacy of systems of domination . . . men over women,masters over slaves, and (male ruling class) humans over animals and...

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Mortal Diamond: The Body in Theological Anthropology

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pp. 73-100

The Incarnation of the Word of God in Jesus is the core and central which involves the body in all its dimensions, has been cleansed of attention to gender or his Jewish ethnicity, or grew old, Christians Incarnation. It appears that only the poet fully appreciates the physicality of the divine presence in flesh. Anne Porter hints of...

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“Hold Back Nothing of Yourselves”: Contexts for a Franciscan Theology of the Eucharist

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pp. 101-124

thirteenth and fourteenth-century Franciscan Masters of Theology at the University of Paris shaped a distinctive theology of the eucharist in their lectures and writings. Some of these names, such as Alexander of Hales, Bonaventure, and John Dun Scotus...

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Being a Person in the Church: Contemporary Ecclesiology and the Franciscan Theological Tradition

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pp. 125-154

scripture and tradition, experience is the third component in the process of revelation. This notion of experience, however, is not to be understood in a simplistic sense, as either external or internal, sensate or intramental, conscious or unconscious, spontaneous or reflective, pure fact or elaborated...

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The Cross and Death of Jesus: A Franciscan Interpretation

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pp. 155-170

As you leave the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, on the right hand side of the exit is the Giotto fresco of St. Francis preaching to the birds. Shortly before that on the side wall is the fresco of his receiving the stigmata—the wounds of the crucified Jesus.1These together. The one without the other respectively produces either a...

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Models of Evangelical Poverty: Eschatological Implications

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pp. 171-195

Having entered religious life in the early seventies, I do not have experiences of the physical hardships and sacrifices of many of the early Franciscan sisters in this country. Coming to community after Vatican II, I was invited by the Church to go back to the sources1 to ponder what Franciscan life might mean in the future. Without the...

E-ISBN-13: 9781576592687
E-ISBN-10: 1576592685
Print-ISBN-13: 9781576591673
Print-ISBN-10: 1576591670

Page Count: 186
Publication Year: 2000

Edition: First