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Faith in the Hungry Grass

Author(s): Enda McDonagh

ISBN13: 9781856077811

ISBN10: 1856077810

Publisher: Columba Press (20 Aug 2012)

Extent: 144 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 21.6 x 13.6 x 2 cm

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  • All fifteen contributors were born and educated in County Mayo, and many of them still live there. All of them were engaged, at some level, in the theological enterprise before they were asked to reflect, precisely as Mayo people, on their own faith for this unique book. Their specialist areas range from pastoral ministry t scripture to liturgy, from poetry to feminism to Celtic spirituality, and from liberation theology to mariology to moral theology. Taken together, their contributions give a dynamic picture of a lively, creative and thinking local church in their home county.

     

    It is... exciting to find fifteen people from Mayo contributing to a Mayo book of theology. And a distinctive theology it proves: with the history and geography, the languages and images, the wealth and poverty of Mayo interacting fruitfully with the Christian faith-tradition. such and experiment must encourage a reflective and committed Irish church, the only kind of church which will survive into the new history and geography, the twenty-first century and a united Europe.

     

    - Archbishop Cassidy, in his preface


    Mayoness is not all, even in theologians. The diversity of background, interest, activity and attitude of the fifteen contributors emerges clearly in this book. This background may lack the continental scope of central Europe or Latin America and their theologians, yet the diversity and the depth of the probings explore anew elements of the universal truth so scandalously founded in the particular villager we call Jesus the Christ.

     

    - Enda Mcdonagh, in his introduction


  • Enda McDonagh


    The Reverend Professor Enda McDonagh is a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuam. He was born in Bekan, near Clanmorris, Co Mayo and had a distinguished academic career at St Jarlaths College, Tuam and at Maynooth, where he was ordained in 1955. Following subsequent graduate work in Maynooth, he was awarded a Doctorate in Divinity and a Doctorate in Canon Law. He was appointed Professor of Moral Theology and Canon Law at the Pontifical University at Maynooth in 1958, a post which he held until his retirement from full time teaching in 1995.

     

    He has written sixteen books and contributed to sixteen more. In the early 1960s, he founded the InterChurch Association of Moral Theology, and he is also involved with the conducting of ecumenical retreats with Church of Ireland and other Anglican clergy. In 2007 he was appointed an Ecumenical Canon at St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin.


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    It is... exciting to find fifteen people from Mayo contributing to a Mayo book of theology. And a distinctive theology it proves: with the history and geography, the languages and images, the wealth and poverty of Mayo interacting fruitfully with the Christian faith-tradition. such and experiment must encourage a reflective and committed Irish church, the only kind of church which will survive into the new history and geography, the twenty-first century and a united Europe.

    - Archbishop Cassidy, in his preface


    Mayoness is not all, even in theologians. The diversity of background, interest, activity and attitude of the fifteen contributors emerges clearly in this book. This background may lack the continental scope of central Europe or Latin America and their theologians, yet the diversity and the depth of the probings explore anew elements of the universal truth so scandalously founded in the particular villager we call Jesus the Christ.

    - Enda Mcdonagh, in his introduction



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