The Truth of Catholicism
"An important book and a spectacular public service. It opens a window onto the Catholic faith and will open the minds of believers and skeptics alike." --Peggy Noonan The Catholic Church may be the most controversial institution in the...
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"An important book and a spectacular public service. It opens a window onto the Catholic faith and will open the minds of believers and skeptics alike." --Peggy Noonan
The Catholic Church may be the most controversial institution in the world. Some find its teachings inexplicable, puzzling, even cruel. In this incisive new work, George Weigel suggests that we look at Catholicism and its controversies from "inside" the convictions that make those controversies not only possible, but necessary. The truths of Catholicism then come into clearer focus as affirmations and celebrations of human life and human love, even as they challenge us to imagine a daring future for humanity and for ourselves.
Is Jesus uniquely the savior of the world? Is the moral life about rules or about happiness? Doesn't suffering contradict the biblical claim that God is good? How does the Catholic Church think about other Christians and about other great world religions? In an engaging, accessible style, George Weigel leads us into the truth of Catholicism: the truth about a love that creates a vast, liberating terrain on which to live a fully human life.
George Weigel, a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Roman Catholic theologian and one of America's leading commentators on issues of religion and public life. He holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at EPPC. Weigel is the author or editor of seventeen other books, including Catholicism and the Renewal of American Democracy, Soul of the World: Notes on the Future of Public Catholicism, The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored, Letters to a Young Catholic and The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God . His weekly column, "The Catholic Difference," is syndicated to sixty newspapers around the United States.