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Theology and sanity

Author: F J Sheed
Publisher: New York : Sheed & Ward, 1946.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F J Sheed
OCLC Number: 376325
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 407 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preliminary --
1. Religion and the mind --
(1) Seeing what the church sees --
(2) What does the church see? --
(3) Intellect helps will --
2. Examination and intellect --
(1) How imagination can hinder intellect --
(2) Mystery and how the intellect may cope with it --
(3) The splendor of mystery --
(4) Keeping the intellect cleansed --
God --
3. He who is --
(1) Errors about God --
(2) God is infinite existence --
(3) God is personal --
4. The mind works on infinity --
(1) God transcends space --
(2) God transcends time --
(3) Infinite activity and changelessness --
(4) An exercise upon infinity --
(5) The going is hard --
5. God tells man --
(1) Christ teaches us by being God --
(2) God transcends time --
(3) Infinite activity and changelessness --
(4) An exercise upon infinity --
(5) The going is hard --
5. God tells man --
(1) Christ teaches us by being God --
(2) Christ teaches us by speaking of God --
6. Three persons in one nature --
(1) Importance of the doctrine of the trinity --
(2) Person and nature --
(3) Three persons --
one God --
7. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost --
1. The first person generates the second --
(2) The third person proceeds from the first and second --
(3) Processions in eternity --
8. Some further precisions --
(1) Nature and person again --
(2) How are persons equal if distinct? --
(3) Reason and revelation --
9. Concluding this part --
(1) Our Lord's teaching on the trinity --
(2) The trinity and creatures: appropriation --
(3) Rejoicing in the doctrine --
Creation --
10. God as creator --
(1) Why God created --
(2) What it means to be created --
(3) Creation is by the trinity --
11. The created universe --
(1) Spirit (likeness) and matter (imprint) --
(2) Grades of "is" --
(3) Eternity, aeviternity, time --
(4) Creation in time --
12. Angels, matter, men --
(1) Angels --
(2) Matter, living and non-living --
(3) Man as the union of spirit and matter --
(4) Creation in time --
13. The testing of angels and men --
(1) God's purpose for his creatures --
(2) Spirits meant for beatific vision --
(3) Testing of angels --
(4) Natural and supernatural equipment of Adam --
(5) The testing of Man --
14. The fall of man --
(1) Loss of grace, damage to nature --
(2) Broken relation between man and God --
(3) Natural effects upon Adam's descendants --
(4) Original sin and man's helplessness --
(5) The devil's part --
15. Between the fall and the redemption --
(1) What happened to religion --
(2) God's special choice of the Jews --
(3) The fullness of time 16. The mission of Christ --
(1) The incarnation --
(2) What Christ came to do --
(3) How the God-man could effect satisfaction and restoration --
17. The redeemer --
(1) The divine person with a human nature --
(2) The need of the supernatural --
(3) We must come to know him --
(4) His dual utterance --
18. Redemption --
(1) Necessarily effective --
(2) What was effected --
overthrow of Satan, healing of breach between race and God --
(3) Christ died for all: not all will be saved --
20. The kingdom --
(1) The function of the apostles --
(2) The church one and catholic --
(3) The function of Peter --
21. Dispensing the gifts --
(1) A social religion --
(2) Truth taught infallibly --
(3) Life by sacraments --
(4) Continuance of sacrifice --
(5) A society divine and human --
22. The mystical body of Christ --
(1) Cells of a living body --
(2) The fullness of redemption --
(3) Relation to Christ and to one another --
(4) The church re-lives his life --
(5) Our lady and the com-passion --
23. Life in the body --
(1) Life-processes of the body --
(2) The mass --
(3) The human element --
24. Life after death --
(1) Death's formidable finality --
(2) Eternal separation from God --
(3) Purgatory --
(4) Heaven --
25. The end of the world --
(1) The body growing to maturity --
(2) Anti-Christ --
(3) The judgment: a new heaven and a new earth --
Oneself --
26. Habituation to reality --
(1) Knowing the context --
(2) The theologian and the novelist --
(3) Study the created universe --
(4) Learn from poet and scientist --
27. Habituation to man --
(1) Man's extraordinariness --
(2) The church alone sees man as spirit and matter, individual and social --
(3) Study man as union of spirit and matter --
(4) Study man as rational animal --
28. The insufficiency of man --
(1) Action, mind, will doomed to frustration apart from God --
(2) The danger of devitalization --
(3) An unhappy generation --
29. Sufficiency in the church --
(1) Meaning , hope, law unattainable without God --
(2) church provides all three --
(3) Why men do not see it --
30. The life of grace --
(1) Meaning of indwelling: grace and virtues --
(2) Faith --
(3) hope and charity --
(4) The moral virtues --
(5) The first of the Holy Ghost --
31. The landscape of reality --
(1) What we see --
(2) Complexity and simplicity --
(3) The laws of reality --
(4) The problem of suffering --
32. Idyll and fact --
(1) Our mediocrity --
(2) Imperfect response to grace --
(3) Sanity points towards sanctity.
Responsibility: by F.J. Sheed.

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