Edward Schillebeeckx, OP
(1983, Crossroad Pub. Co)

Although preaching is usually best received by hearing, in God Among Us: the Gospel Proclaimed, a treat awaits those readers who would like to experience Dominican preaching at its best. This collection of homilies, features and articles is the work of Edward Schillebeeckx, among the most renowned Dominican theologians of the Vatican II era.

The content of the collection is comprised of three categories: God as the Way to Freedom, Confessing Jesus, and Spirituality and Life Style.

Among the entries is a topic often sought after by Dominicans – a carefully nuanced description of Dominican Spirituality, which neither boasts nor apologizes for the tradition, but humbly and realistically celebrates its gift to the church.

According to Schillebeeckx, Dominican Spirituality is characterized by:

Belief in the absolute priority of God’s grace in any human action: the theological direction of the Dominican life and its program in relation to ethics, the world, society and the betterment of people. No cramped self-concern, but trust in God: I can trust God more than myself. Therefore a tranquil and happy spirituality. (p.241)

 

Carol Johannes