The Risen Christ and the Christian's mystical participation in the risen life of Christ to be effected in the ordinary...

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THE RISEN CHRIST

The Risen Christ and the Christian's mystical participation in the risen life of Christ to be effected in the ordinary events of daily life and his relations with his fellow men are new themes for the author of this work, but the reader can expect the same general approach he has become accustomed to in her other works and the same beauty, deep spirituality, sensitiveness and unusual application of a theological reality to the most usual realities of daily life. Drawing on the words and example of Christ during the forty days He remained on earth after the Resurrection, the author proceeds to articulate their implications for those who would identify themselves not only with Christ's Incarnation and Redemption but also His Resurrection in the living out of their own lives as a prolongation of His. The emphasis is on true love as against rationalized self-love, on ""hidden-ness"" as against ""heroics"" in the spiritual life, and on rest as against anxiety. A particularly penetrating essay is included on the dignity of human work as an imitation of the creativity of God as against being considered merely as a punishment for sin. It should be un-necessary by this time to have to recommend a work by Caryll Houselander for reading and meditation. For the Lenten season this is particularly valuable.

Pub Date: Feb. 26, 1958

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Publisher: Sheed & Ward

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1958