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on 3 August 1999
Accessible and satisfying account of the philosophical basis of some of the fundamentals of Christian theology by one of the best-known English Dominicans. Crisp, clear language means you do not have to be an experienced philosopher to follow some very complex arguments. Delightful sense of humour pervades the book, which also includes some great spiritual writing as well as the heartfelt views of a 20th century radical Christian who has put his life where his mouth is. One of the best chapters is an outrageously funny and consoling account of the genealogy of Jesus. I cannot imagine how this book has become so hard to get hold of.
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on 29 August 2003
The book is a collection of articles by Herbert McCabe, one of the liveliest thinkers of English Christianity. It covers an enormous range of topics and all with McCabe's characteristic humour and elegantly simple presentation of deep topics. His essays on God, creation and evil with which the book begins, his debates with Maurice Wiles on the Incarnation and P. J. Fitzpatrick on the Eucharist and the beautiful extended sermon on hope are some of the finest examples of theology today.
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on 22 August 1999
Accessible and satisfying account of the philosophical basis of some of the fundamentals of Christian theology by one of the best-known English Dominicans. Crisp, clear language means you do not have to be an experienced philosopher to follow some very complex arguments. Delightful sense of humour pervades the book, which also includes some great spiritual writing as well as the heartfelt views of a 20th century radical Christian who has put his life where his mouth is. One of the best chapters is an outrageously funny and consoling account of the genealogy of Jesus.
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on 5 June 2010
This book was, for me, an amazing revelation. It provides a way to look at Christianity which, while being by no means new (it is grounded in Aquinas' writings, which in turn follow Christian orthodox tradition) was unfamiliar to me. It places all the metaphors we are used to (God as a powerful being, existing outside the created universe, intervening sometimes, and sometimes not, with human action, &c) in its proper perspective. It gives the Trinity and the Incarnation a meaning that, once more, goes beyond the images we were taught at Catechism and never bothered to refresh. The clarity of MacCabe's thinking is an example of the power of reason based upon faith. MacCabe also helps in clarifying the proper relation between science and religion; and he does not identify religion with morals.
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on 15 May 2011
I bought this book for my wife and although it was a little complex it has been a very worthwhile read. I always buy from Amazon for books as I can not find better value anywhere else.
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on 21 March 2015
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