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Timothy Radcliffe Theology Collection (6 vols.)

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Having previously held for nine years the position of Master of the Order of Preachers (Dominican Order), Timothy Radcliffe is well suited at explaining the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and how they bring meaning to life. Accessible to wide audiences, Radcliffe writes with honesty, humility, and profound understanding of the issues contemporary people face and the questions they ponder about being a Christian. He combines a personal touch with profound theological understanding. This collection features Radcliffe apply his ability as master communicator to breathe new life into the topics of the Christian imagination, what it means to be alive and to live fully, baptism and the Eucharist, and more.

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  • Includes a diverse collection of addresses, lent meditations, and autobiographical material
  • Explores the beauty of baptism and how it affects all of life from birth to death
  • Clarifies the formation of the person receiving the Eucharist, turning the event from mundane to celebration
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In the Logos Reader Edition, these volumes are enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Alive in God: A Christian Imagination

  • Author: Timothy Radcliffe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 432

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How can Christianity touch the imagination of our contemporaries when ever fewer people in the West identify as religious? Timothy Radcliffe argues we must show how everything we believe is an invitation to live fully. God says: ‘I put before you life and death: choose life’. Anyone who understands the beauty and messiness of human life – novelists, poets, filmmakers and so on – can be our allies, whether they believe or not. The challenge is not today’s secularism but its banality. We accompany the disciples as they struggle to understand this strange man who heals, casts out demons and offers endless forgiveness. In the face of death, he teaches them what it means to be alive in God. Then he embraces all that afflicts and crushes humanity. Finally, Radcliffe explores what it means for us to be alive spiritually, physically, sacramentally, justly and prayerfully. The result is a compelling new understanding of the words of Jesus: ‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.’

I Call You Friends

  • Author: Timothy Radcliffe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 232

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Timothy Radcliffe, Master of the Dominican Order, embodies, in a rare combination, the qualities of authority in high office with an openness to new ideas and a thoroughgoing honesty. Indeed, that honesty, accompanied at all times by a certain lightness of touch, is the mark of true humility and it gives his new book its distinctive appeal.I Call You Friends falls into two parts. In the first half, Father Radcliffe writes of his own life from a privileged childhood and education to his calling to the life of poverty and religious observance. In the second half there is a collected series of addresses and talks which the author has given to a wide range of audiences from Manila and Prague to Mexico. He talks of fundamental religious truths in a manner that is potent yet undogmatic. This inspiring new book is sure to add to the growing number of his admirers.

Seven Last Words

  • Author: Timothy Radcliffe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 128

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The Seven Words from the Cross are the focus of Christian meditation through the ages. Set to music by Haydn, they epitomise the depth of Jesus’s human experience and thus speak most profoundly to the human condition. Each meditation is illustrated with a picture of Christ on the Cross. Many are old masters;some more modern. The object is to lead the reader deeply into prayer and contemplation. But there is nothing fusty about Radcliffe’s text. Whatever he writes is a breath of fresh air and these meditations are modern and contemporary in their reference. There are also many autobiographical touches which make these meditations more personal. This is perfect Lent reading by a spiritual master and one of the few Christian prophets in our time.

Take the Plunge: Living Baptism and Confirmation

  • Author: Timothy Radcliffe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 312

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Timothy Radcliffe holds a unique position in the modern Catholic Church. As Master of the Dominican Order in Rome for nine years, he held one of the most senior and influential appointments the Catholic Church has on offer. But he is a member of an Order of Preachers and is thus truly apostolic. The order’s motto consists of one word, Veritas (Truth), and it is the vigorous pursuit of intellectual and emotional truth which is the hallmark of his writing. This new book will not disappoint his admirers. Here, Fr Radcliffe argues that Christianity will only thrive today, overcoming the challenges of secularism and religious fundamentalism, if we rediscover the beauty of baptism. It touches the deepest dramas of human life: birth, growing up, falling in love, daring to give oneself to others, searching for meaning, coping with suffering and failure, and eventually death.

Take the Plunge is a must-read not only for priests and deacons, but also for religious education catechists and those conducting pre-baptism sessions for parents and sponsors. Readers will want to approach this book with a yellow highlighter in hand. To bypass this book would be like stumbling upon a gold mine and mistaking its ore for coal.

—Alfred J. Garrotto, US Catholic Magazine

What is the Point of Being a Christian?

  • Author: Timothy Radcliffe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 224

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What is the Point of being a Christian? One is pointed to God, who is the point of everything. If one thinks of religion as just ‘useful’ then one has reduced it to another consumer product. But if we are pointed to God, then this should make a difference to how we live. This is not a moral superiority. Christians are usually no better than anyone else. But the lives of Christians should be marked by some form of hope, freedom, happiness and courage. If they are not then why should anyone believe a word they say? In this new book, Timothy Radcliffe is at his best, writing with a prophetic edge. His argument for Christian belief is profoundly Catholic and profoundly human. But what is just as remarkable, Radcliffe’s argument for and interpretation of Christian Gospel is couched in a deep understanding of human nature and the problems and anxieties of modern men and women. Radcliffe is far distant from the theologian’s ivory tower and yet his understanding of the Gospel is profoundly theological. The frame of reference for this book is wide, and it is based amongst other things on Fr Radcliffe’s pastoral experience of dealing with people with problematic marriages, those struggling with celibacy, those trying to understand the nature of religious authority and those trying to remain loyal to the Church which finds their sexual orientation ‘irregular’.

This book deserves to be, and indeed must be read ... Radcliffe writes with the essential humility of a man who has lived the Christian life in many different cultures.

—James Kelly in Catholic Times

Why Go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist

  • Author: Timothy Radcliffe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

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The Eucharist, writes Timothy Radcliffe, is a three part drama, forming us in faith, hope and love. In this book he examines what it means to celebrate the Eucharist. Other people experience it as boring and pointless. Listening to the readings, the homily and the creed all take us through the crises and challenges of faith. From the offertory through to the end of the Eucharistic prayer we are caught up in the hope that was Christ’s, faced with Good Friday. From the Our Father until we are sent on our way, especially in receiving communion, we are formed as people who are capable of love.

Radcliffe writes as a believer, for believers....Why Go to Church? Is a mix of Eucharistic theology, commentary and spiritual reflection stimulated by the various parts of the Mass. Overall, it is more than an extended meditation than a theological treatise. It shows the subtle art of a seasoned preacher who knows how to invite his audience into the happenings of grace by telling a story, reciting a poem, relating an experience or making a point with humor or a well-chosen quote...Radcliffe’s meditation on the Eucharist can be inspiring reading for preachers and teachers.

—Richard M. Gula, America: The National Catholic Weekly

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