The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism, Third Edition (Paperback)

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The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism, Third Edition (Paperback)

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The Works of Mercy introduces readers to the seven corporal and seven spiritual works of mercy, inviting readers to explore mercy in our everyday lives. James Keenan defines mercy as "the willingness to enter into the chaos of another," and it is one of the central elements of the Christian faith. Over the centuries Christians have defined themselves by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and caring for the sick. The book explores the traditional works of mercy and also looks at how mercy enters into ordinary life, in the way we care for our families and the way we care for ourselves. The third edition features more inclusive language to resonate with readers of all backgrounds, new case studies and examples-from health care to the prison system, and new material on how Pope Francis and his papacy reflect mercy.
James F. Keenan, SJ, is Canisius Professor and director of the Jesuit Institute at Boston College. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics and Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition.
Product Details ISBN: 9781442247147
ISBN-10: 1442247142
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: April 26th, 2017
Pages: 178
Language: English