Vibrant Paradoxes: The Both/And of Catholicism
Publisher: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries
Publish Date: March 2016
G.K. Chesterton once said that Catholicism keeps its beliefs "side by side like two strong colors, red and white...It has always had a healthy hatred of pink."
Catholicism is both/and, not either/or. It celebrates the union of contraries--grace and nature, faith and reason, Scripture and tradition, body and soul--in a way that the full energy of each opposing element remains in place.
In Vibrant Paradoxes, bestselling author Bishop Robert Barron brings together themes and motifs that many would consider mutually exclusive or, at best, awkward in their juxtaposition. But seen through the Incarnation, these opposites crash together and reflect new light in every direction requiring a new vision. This book will train you to see.
Praise for Vibrant Paradoxes:
"Bihsop Barron is simply the most readable and delightful Catholic essayist alive."
-Dr. Peter Kreeft
"A book to savor, ponder, and celebrate, Vibrant Paradox is a treasure chest of insight, informed by a profound Catholic faith and a deep intelligence, and written with the kind of brio that makes the New Evangelization fun."
"Bishop Robert Barron is one of the most effective evangelists in the Catholic Church. His new book collects some of his best essays, on a typically wide variety of topics, and written in his trademark inviting, accessible, and knowledgeable style. He's a real blessing for our Church and his new book will be a real blessing for you."
-Father James Martin, SJ
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