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Sharing God's Good Company

A Theology of the Communion of Saints

ISBN13: 9780802867094

ISBN10: 080286709X

Publisher: W.B.Eerdmans

Extent: 184 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 22.6 x 15 x 1 cm

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  • In Sharing God's Good Company David Matzko McCarthy explores the role and significance of the saints in Christians' lives today. While examining the lives of specific saints like Martin de Porres, Thérèse de Lisieux, and Mother Teresa, McCarthy especially focuses on such topics as the veneration of martyrs, realism and hagiography, science and miracles, images and pilgrimage, and why the saints continue to captivate Christians and inspire devotion.


    Although books about saints abound, Sharing God's Good Company takes a uniquely philosophical and theological approach to the topic. Interested general readers and Catholic scholars alike will find McCarthy's book refreshing and informative.

  • David Matzko Mccarthy

          David Matzko McCarthy is Fr. James M. Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Good Life: Genuine Christianity for the Middle Class, Sex and Love in the Home: A Theology of the Household, and Gathered for the Journey: Moral Theology in Catholic Perspective.

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    "Removing the contemporary mask that makes us forget that the saints remain alive, here and now, McCarthy excises them from frameworks of misinterpretation (both pious and postmodern) and puts them into context -- both ours and their own. Here we meet the saints in all their messy, material, brilliant, theologically powerful complexity."
     - M. Therese Lysaught, Marquette University

    "This carefully researched and clearly written book ably shows the saints to be timeless and timely. . . . A valuable resource for theological reflection."
     - Lawrence S. Cunningham, University of Notre Dame



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