Spanning a time frame from the fourth century to the present, the carefully selected works show how some of the church’s greatest clergymen applied the word of God and the teachings of the church to moments of crisis.
The book’s aim is to show how Catholic art “saved the faith” in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation that questioned important Catholic doctrines such as the number of sacraments, Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist and the intercession of Mary and the saints.
Author Peter Kreeft offers an accessible and believable portrayal of the two great English apologists, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, in a fictional ecumenical conversation that includes the Rev. Billy Graham.
To observe the 100th birthday in 2015 of one of the most popular and influential Catholic literary figures of the 20th century, author Mary Gordon wrote a book based on a lecture which launched an exhibition of Mertonian papers.
These two books have some limitations but are beautifully published volumes that have the challenge of sharing the traditions of the Catholic faith and why some other practices have emerged and continuted.