Afterlives of the Saints by Colin Dickey

By Colin Dickey

Afterlives of the Saints is a woven amassing of groundbreaking essays that go through Renaissance anatomy and the Sistine Chapel, Borges’ "Library of Babel," the heritage of spontaneous human combustion, the hazards of masturbation, the pleasures of castration, “and so forth” — every one essay targeting the tale of a specific (and fairly unusual) saint.

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Faith requires the free will and clear understanding of a person when he accepts the divine invitation. • Faith is absolutely certain, because Jesus guarantees it. • Faith is incomplete unless it leads to active love. • Faith grows when we listen more and more carefully to God’s Word and enter a lively exchange with him in prayer. • Faith gives us even now a foretaste of the joy of heaven. [153-165, 179-180, 183-184] Many people say that to believe is not enough for them; they want to know. The word “believe”, however, has two completely different meanings.

8 How does God reveal himself in the Old Testament? God shows himself in the →OLD TESTAMENT as God, who created the world out of love and remains faithful to men even when they have fallen away from him into sin. [54-64, 70-72] God makes it possible to experience him in history: With Noah he establishes a covenant to save all living things. He calls Abraham so as to make him “the father of a multitude of nations” (Gen 17:5b) and to bless “all the families of the earth” in him (Gen 12:3b). The people Israel, sprung from Abraham, becomes his special possession.

450).  . Paul in 1 Cor 11:23 Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture, then, are bound closely together and communicate one with the other. For both of them, flowing out from the same divine well-spring, come together in some fashion to form one thing and move toward the same goal. Second Vatican Council, DV MAGISTERIUM (from Latin magister = teacher): term for the mandate of the Catholic Church to present the faith, to interpret it with the aid of the Holy Spirit, and to protect it from falsifications.

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