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CULTURE & ANTHROPOLOGY  




CONNECTED TOWARD COMMUNION
The church and social communication in the digital age
Daniella Zsupan-Jerome

We are living in a cultural shift: digital communication has reshaped the way we interact with one another, form and maintain relationships, and gain knowledge and understanding. 
How might we go about communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ in the midst of these changes to an emerging culture shaped by digital media? This question addresses the whole church, from the baptized faithful to pastoral ministers and the institutional structures that serve the church locally and globally.
Daniella Zsupan-Jerome traces the Catholic Church’s contemporary thought and practice of social communication, from Inter Mirifica of the Second Vatican Council to the church's approach to communicating faith through social networking today. Throughout, a key question forms a common thread: how might we form pastoral ministers today for serving the church in the digital age and beyond? 
Paperback 139pp R255.00




FORGED IN THE FIERY FURNACE
African American Spirituality
Diana L Hayes

An accessible introduction to African American spirituality providing a broad overview of developments in both Protestant and Catholic traditions
Paperback 228pp R203.00




A STEP ALONG THE WAY
Models of Christian service
Stephen Pope

“Full of engaging moral exemplars who awaken our imaginations and focus our desires on a life more passionately lived for the sake of God and neighbor. Pope creates a capacious, compelling, and extremely concrete vision of virtue and the Christian moral life that enables readers to believe, to act, and to better understand.”
- Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
Paperback 262pp R314.00




VANITY FAITH
Searching for Spirituality among the Stars
Terrance Klein

From magazines like Vanity Fair we learn that celebrities, the stars of stage and screen, suffer just like us. They search for love in the wrong places and right, in character and out. They know loneliness and grief, failure as well as success. And yet, as the title of one chapter in this volume suggests, "everything we need to know about grace we can learn from Audrey Hepburn." 
As an associate professor of theology at Fordham University, Terrance Klein often brought together the lives of the stars and the Christian life. 
In this collection of short pieces, drawing from sources as varied as a biography of Princess Diana and a book by Pope Benedict - as well as plenty of profiles in Vanity Fair and The New Yorker - Klein uses the stars of stage and screen to give us insight into our life with Christ. 
Becoming holy as we learn what it means to be human, we learn it is all about finding the way God has prepared for us.
“Delightful, innovative, and always provocative...”
- James Martin, SJ, author
Paperback 118pp R145.00