CHRIST AND US by Jean Danielou


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The title thus translated suggests a popular treatment of what is obviously a complex subject -- but the title is misleading. Father Danielou, the prominent theologian, further underlines this when he protests in his preface that in trying to provide a Summa of what historians, theologians, exegetes and mystics have had to say about Christ, only general tendencies can be indicated. He suggests further that the bibliographies at the end of each chapter should be consulted for fuller elaboration on subject areas. Actually what Father Danielou has succeeded in doing is to provide those who are less able to synthesize what they read with a summary which will help them to review and profit anew from their studies. Those not familiar with at least a few of the basic books in each of the fields will find Christ and presuming too much to be read without pain. But serious students of exegesis, dogmatic or biblical theology and spirituality will discover in Father Danielou's book a summary of what should be known in all these fields in order to see the fullness of Christ.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1961
Publisher: Sheed & Ward