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MODERN SPIRITUAL MASTERS SERIES



DANIEL BERRIGAN
Essential Writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by John Dear

Daniel Berrigan is a Jesuit priest, poet, and peacemaker, whose words and actions over the past 50 years have offered a powerful witness to the God of Life.
Through this selection from his many books, journals, poems, and homilies, a chronicle of Fr. Berrigan's life and work unfolds from the early steps in his vocation, to his decision to cross the line and go to prison, his ongoing witness for peace, and his extraordinary commentaries on scripture and the life of radical discipleship.
Paperback 285pp R165.00




THOMAS BERRY
Selected writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Thomas Berry (1914-2009), was a priest, a "geologian," and a historian of religions. He was an early and significant voice awakening religious sensibilities to the environmental crisis. He is particularly well-known for articulating a "universe story" that explores the world-changing implications of contemporary science. Berry pointed the way to an ecological spirituality attuned to our place in nature and giving rise to an ethic of responsibility and care for the Earth.
Paperback 196pp R228.00




CARDINAL WALTER KASPER
Spiritual writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Patricia C. Bellm and Robert A. Krieg

Walter Kasper, a German bishop and theologian, has long been regarded as a vital expositor of the gospel and one of the leading voices of church renewal and reform. Named a cardinal in 2001, Kasper served as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and represented the Church in advancing Jewish-Christian relations. He assumed an especially important role under Pope Francis, who publicly endorsed Kasper’s book on Mercy, thus signaling a principle theme of his papacy.
“Mercy is the new Christian awareness. Mercy gives a foretaste and an anticipation of what we hope for, the coming of the heavenly Jerusalem. . . . One beam of mercy makes the world warmer and brighter for all people.” —Cardinal Walter Kasper
Paperback 173pp R277.00


 


METROPOLITAN ANTHONY OF SOUROZH
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Gillian Crow

“This treasury of material from one of the greatest spiritual guides of the past half century includes not only writing about the practicalities of prayer but some deeply significant reflections on the Christian Year and on the nature of the Church itself. These extracts represent just the mixture of deep-rooted commitment to the Orthodox faith and radical gospel-based simplicity that was so characteristic of Metropolitan Anthony...”
- Rowan Williams
Paperback 188pp R134.00



JOHN MAIN
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Laurence Freeman

This anthology of John Main presents his message as he delivered it in written or spoken word during a short five-year period, ending with his death in 1982.  Each chapter  has an introduction by Freeman, founder of the World Community for Christian Meditation
Paperback 188pp R173.00




JAMES MARTIN
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by James T. Keane

James Martin, SJ is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large of America, and bestselling author of numerous books, including Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. He has written for many publications, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and is a regular commentator in the national and international media, as well as having served as the "official chaplain to The Colbert Report."
This famous Jesuit offers reflections and insights on everything from prayer to depression to sexuality to finding one's individual path to holiness; along the way he introduces the reader to saints and sages ranging from Thomas Merton to Mother Teresa to his wise nephew Charles.
Paperback 245pp R285.00




JOHN HENRY NEWMAN
Spiritual writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by John Ford

“John Ford’s long scholarly engagement with the thought of Bl John Henry Newman is well reflected in this judicious selection of texts that shows why Newman is universally regarded as a spiritual master... A first-rate introduction to Newman’s thought and spirituality.” -Lawrence Cunningham
Paperback 252pp R203.00




HENRI NOUWEN
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Writings Selected with an introduction by Robert A. Jonas

Gathers essential writings of the beloved spiritual writer and includes a moving biographical essay, "The Fire of the Beloved" by editor Robert Jonas, his friend and colleague. Readers who know and cherish Henri Nouwen as well as those just becoming familiar with his work will find this volume a gift to treasure and to share.
"Henri had a way of speaking to you that was at once impassioned, peaceful, self-effacing, and utterly true to the human experience."- Richard Rohr
Paperback 121pp R205.00




EDITH STEIN
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by John Sullivan, OCD

A Jewish convert, an eminent philosopher, educator, and advocate for women, she became a Discalced Carmelite nun, Sr Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She was arrested by the Nazis and died in Auschwitz in 1942. This volume highlights the extraordinary features of her spirituality - a vision that integrated her philosophical training, her affinity for Carmelite mysticism, and her personal identification with the way of the Cross.
Paperback 158pp R207.00




DOM HELDER CAMARA
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Francis McDonagh

Dom Helder Camara (1909-1999) was one of the great prophets of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century. As Archbishop of Recife, Brazil, he gained an international reputation as a champion of human rights during the era of military dictatorship and as a dedicated champion for the poor. Banned from the media in his own country, he toured the world denouncing oppression in the Third World and drawing links between the gospel and liberation. And yet his stern call to justice was inflected with a joy-filled, mystical love of God and creation that brought to mind the image of St. Francis.
These selections from his many books highlight Dom Helders distinctive blend of spirituality and social vision. They point toward the renewal of the church, the transformation of the social order, and the healing of a wounded planet.
Paperback 189pp R202.00




ST THERESE OF LISIEUX
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series

Selected with an introduction by Mary Frohlich
On the basis of her spiritual path, which she called “the Little Way”, she was declared a Doctor of the Church. This is a most accessible collection of writings by the most popular saint in modern times.
Paperback 174pp R155.00




PHYLLIS TICKLE
Essential spiritual writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Jon M. Sweeney

Phyllis Tickle is a prolific author, lecturer, founding religion editor for Publishers Weekly, and commentator on religious matters, whose writing has appealed to readers for six decades. She is especially known for her series, The Divine Hours, popularizing the observance of fixed-hour prayer, and for her analysis of Emergence Christianity, its precedents, history, and challenges. At every stage of her career -- reflected here in essays and poems, sermons, lectures, reflections on the words of Jesus and the future of faith -- her vocation has been to assist in the human struggle to come to terms with what it means to live a life with and for God. This collection will be a revelation to her newer readers, a treasury for those who have long admired and followed her work.

Paperback 162pp R276.00