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What is the Point of Being a Christian? Timothy Radcliffe

What is the Point of Being a Christian? By Timothy Radcliffe

What is the Point of Being a Christian? by Timothy Radcliffe


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Summary

A response of Timothy Radcliffe, a spiritual leader whose talks and broadcasts surprise. Shot through with humour, friendship and wisdom, the pages of this book outline a manner of living which is at once faithful to the teachings of Jesus and rooted in the tradition of the church simultaneously responsive to the turbulence of the modern world.

What is the Point of Being a Christian? Summary

What is the Point of Being a Christian? by Timothy Radcliffe

Timothy Radcliffe is in demand the world over with Bishops, priests, lay people and above all young people. This new book is his response. Timothy Radcliffe is a charismatic spiritual leader and a rare bird. His talks and broadcasts always surprise. A man with strong liberal instincts, he has held high office in the Roman Catholic Church and has a profound respect for the authority and teaching charisma of his Church. He is constantly in demand as a speaker, lecturer, preacher and broadcaster and in this new volume he has assembled the best of the addresses he has given over the last three years. At times, he is encouraging liturgical reform at others encouraging local Bishops to stand up to Rome. With political sympathies to the left of centre, he shows himself in this new book to be passionately concerned with issues relating to environment, globalisation and the pastoral care of the marginalised and dispossessed. The constant freshness of his message has made this aristocratic Englishman a man for all people and he packs in audiences from Rome to Toronto, from Helsinki to Rio de Janeiro. Shot through with humour, friendship and wisdom, the pages of this book outline a manner of living which is at once faithful to the teachings of Jesus and rooted in the tradition of the church and at the same time responsive to the turbulence of the modern world. He is a prophet for our times.

What is the Point of Being a Christian? Reviews

Interview with Timothy Radcliffe in Saga, 1st December 2005; mentions book.
'Full of wisdom and insighful apercus... Radcliffe's book leavens its philopsophy with, good jokes (''Tesco ergo sum - I shop therefore I am''), references to contemporary novels and films and the timeless, universal pleasures of wine.' The Times
No. 1 in the Church Times' 'Top Ten Religious Books', 9th December 2005.
'...eloquent and moving'--Douglas Hedley "Times Literary Supplement "
"[Radcliffe's] chapters progress through certain characteristics that Christian faith should bring: freedom, happiness, courage, comfortableness in our bodies. Drawing on literature, wide theological knowledge and pastoral experience, he lays out how many people are struggling through the complex issues of today's world and stresses the importance of listening to others with whose opinions we may not agree." -National Catholic Reporter, April 14, 2006
Article on Timothy Radcliffe in The Catholic World Report, Oct 2006--James Hitchcock
-Mention. Christian Century/ May 15, 2007
"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." Reviewed by James Kelly in Catholic Times, 2007
"an exploration of what it means to hope""[a] couragous and hopeful book. He points us beyond the words, beyond the comfort zone - can we risk taking up the challenge?"--,
Recently awarded prize - 'The Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing'. (The Bookseller, 8th June 2007)
'Spiritual writer is at his captivating best....Timothy Radcliffe is in demand the world over with bishops, priests, lay people and above all the young. This new book is his response.' 'He is a prophet for our times.'--James Hickey
"an exploration of what it means to hope" "[a] couragous and hopeful book. He points us beyond the words, beyond the comfort zone - can we risk taking up the challenge?"--Sanford Lakoff
'Timothy Radcliffe has written a wholly admirable statement of what it means to be a thoughtful, receptive, faithful, and generous Christian in the West today....Radcliffe displays the Christian life and tradition as being deeply enriching, and does so in language the world can understand.' Revd Dr Sam Wells, Church Times, 17/03/2006--Sanford Lakoff "Church Times "
"We are offered something altogether more stimulating... This book opens new horizons... Major subjects are handled with insight"--Sanford Lakoff "Theology "

About Timothy Radcliffe

Timothy Radcliffe OP is a priest and a Dominican friar. He has taught scripture in the University of Oxford and in his mid-forties was elected Master General of the Dominican Order.

Table of Contents

Mission; Christian Engagement; Singing God's Praise.

Additional information

GOR001449358
9780860123699
0860123693
What is the Point of Being a Christian? by Timothy Radcliffe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2005-11-13
224
Winner of Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing 2007
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