The Essence of Christianity

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003 - 132
Foreword by Geoffrey Wainwright

Postmodern thought has attempted to strip many traditional values and beliefs of their power, and the Christian faith is no exception. In this spiritually and intellectually wise book Bruno Forte upholds the "essence" -- the heart and meaning -- of Christianity despite the claims of the contemporary world.

In the tradition of thinkers like Feuerbach, Harnack, and Guardini, Forte restates what is unique, reliable, and universal about Christianity for our current age. After outlining in broad terms the nature of postmodernity and its challenges to traditional faith, Forte proceeds, with the voice of one intimately in love with God, to present anew what lies at the heart of genuine Christianity and why it is still good news for women and men today.

Among the many books on postmodernism, this one is distinct for its conscientious dialogue with postmodern culture and its clear proclamation of meaningful faith. It will interest everyone pondering the role of Christianity in contemporary life.

 

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Where Are We? Who Are We?
1
Landscape of Our Times
2
A Society without Fathers and the Short Century
4
Landscape of Our Hearts
8
When Religions Meet
13
Christianity and Islam
17
Christianity and the Other World Religions
20
The Essence of Christianity
25
The Threefold Exodus of the Disciple
66
Servants out of Love Charity Their Mark
68
Reasons for Hope
71
Believing and Not Believing
74
Struggle Scandal Submission
76
The Church of Love
80
Needing the Church
81
Creating Communion in Space and Time
83

The Exodus of Jesus from the Father
26
The Interplay between Revelation and Listening to the Totally Other
29
Jesus Exodus from Himself
31
The Cross as the Story of the Trinity
35
Jesus Exodus to the Father
39
From Faith Narrated to Faith Defined
41
God the Father Is Love
45
The Humility of the Living God
46
God Who Is Love
48
The Spirit of Life
51
Ecstasy of God
53
Trinity Eternal Story of Love
57
The Unity of the Living God
60
Living in Christ and the Church
65
Faith and History
87
Witnesses of the Trinity at the Service of Reconciliation
89
Towards the Beauty of God
95
The Beautiful Woman
96
Mary Woman Icon of Mystery
97
The All in a Fragment of History
99
Mortal Saving Beauty
103
Beauty That Will Save the World
106
What Essence of Christianity?
111
Feuerbachs Unhappy Love
112
Harnacks Tranquil Love
118
Guardinis Paradoxical Love
124
The Truth of Crucified Love
129
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Bruno Forte is Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto, Italy. He has also served as professor of systematic theology at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Naples, Italy, as a member of the International Theological Commission of the Holy See, and as a consultant of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

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