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The Irony of Modern Catholic History doc Å CD de audio Ò george weigel Ò [PDF / Epub] ✩ The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform ☉ George Weigel – Goproled.co.uk A powerful new interpretation of CatholicismsA powerful new interpretation of Catholicisms dramatic encounter with modernity by one of Americas leading intellectualsThroughout much of the nineteenth century both secular and Catholic leaders assumed that the Church and the modern world were locked in a battle to the death The triumph of modernity would not only finish th Whoever is part of Catholic apostolates will probably sometimes struggle with a missing sense of strategy and direction for evangelizing an increasingly secularized and skeptical world This work of George Weigel masterfully does a 'mining' work in order to extract the sometimes forgotten gold that was left to us by the Holy Spirit through the work of the Church's self reflection and the witness of Saint John Paul II and sets us in a path for the conversion of the world through the power of the Gospel Really great read

ebook ñ How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform æ George Weigel

Llectual tools capable of rescuing the imperiled modern project A richly rendered deeply learned and powerfully argued account of two centuries of profound change in the church and the world The Irony of Modern Catholic History reveals how Catholicism offers twenty first century essential truths for our survival and flourishi In my book George Weigel does Catholic history like none other I got a whiff of that when I read Evangelical Catholicism He mentions there that we can’t see things like having Pope Francis in a vacuum Our history has taken us here and he shows exactly how It’s why he says we can say that we’re standing on the shoulders of giants Weigel does our history with incredible knowledge and grace He feeds informs enlightens and tells the story in a way that for my money you can see through the haphazard and all too noticeable scandals and bumbling of Church affairs to the comprehension of the fact that the Church is and has been guided by an all powerful Spirit and it’s because of this that we are where we are today I am learning things about the last two centuries or so that I was never aware of Besides historian Weigel is a great teacher too

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The Irony of Modern Catholic History How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to ReformE Church as a conseuential player in world history; it would also lead to the death of religious conviction But today the Catholic Church is farvital and conseuential than it was 150 years ago Ironically in confronting modernity the Catholic Church rediscovered its evangelical essence In the process Catholicism developed inte George Weigel lays out this book as a five act drama with inter act brief commentary He needs to do so because the period of time covered would be too great and the book too thick were it anything but a once over lightly overview dipping down in five places Even so the book plods in places and the reason is obvious When he gets to Saint Pope John Paul II he could simply uote his own works since he wrote his autobiography However if you don't already know the circumstances of the historical events covered the accounts can be rather interesting as it is for me about the previous popesThe picture of Weigel makes him look like a sleepy dog and the writing sometimes seems sleepy as well except when he rouses himself as for instance in the extremely lively and riveting part starting on page 160 in reaction to the encyclical Gaudium et Spes which he says failed to note several rising currents in society in its examination of modernity Then that great brain starts working and words fly off the page as in the best parts of The Cube and the CathedralWhile he recaps over and over there is nothing like an epilogue except for a few cogent pages around page 260 I think this book gave me a better understanding of many terms cradle Catholics take for granted which for me as a convert are new I also learned a lot about various papacies councils and the like He's best when pursuing what is obviously his favorite part the ironies of history and at his worst in trying to give long backstories for anyone who came in late I got this book because I saw the author interviewed on EWTN probably on Bookmark and the book sounded very interesting which for the most part it was