The Light of Christ
An Introduction to Catholicism
At the same time, The Light of Christ also addresses topics such as evolution, the modern historical study of Jesus and the Bible, and objections to Catholic moral teaching. Touching on the concerns of contemporary readers, Fr. White examines questions such as whether Christianity is compatible with the findings of the modern sciences, whether historical Jesus studies disrupt or confirm the teaching of the faith, and whether history confirms the antiquity of Catholic claims.
This book serves as an excellent introduction for young professionals with no specialized background in theology who are interested in learning more about Catholicism, or as an introduction to Catholic theology. It will also serve as a helpful text for theology courses in a university context.
As Fr. White states in the book's introduction: "This is a book that offers itself as a companion. I do not presume to argue the reader into the truths of the Catholic faith, though I will make arguments. My goal is to make explicit in a few broad strokes the shape of Catholicism. I hope to outline its inherent intelligibility or form as a mystery that is at once visible and invisible, ancient and contemporary, mystical and reasonable."
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"Thomas Joseph White is one of the brightest and most articulate theologians writing today. This book is an intelligent and spiritually alert introduction to the principal themes of Catholic theology. Both beginners and serious academics will find much to savor in its pages. –"—Bishop Robert Barron, author of The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism
"One of America's leading young theologians offers a challenging, bracing, and comprehensive introduction to the mind of the Catholic Church—and doesn't neglect the Catholic heart in the process. The perfect evangelical gift for the skeptical or inquisitive young intellectual who wants to know what Catholics really think and believe, and why. –"—George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
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