Doxology C.J.S. Hayward

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Doxology  by  C.J.S. Hayward

Doxology by C.J.S. Hayward
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This book looks at a glorious God that is ever present and can shine in our lives even in hard times, or perhaps especially in hard times. It is a work of theology offering a paean of praise for our messy, concrete lives, and an invitation to raiseMoreThis book looks at a glorious God that is ever present and can shine in our lives even in hard times, or perhaps especially in hard times.

It is a work of theology offering a paean of praise for our messy, concrete lives, and an invitation to raise our eyes higher and share in the glory that is set before us. It draws from the Sermon on the Mount and the Philokalia and pours out spiritual treasure that can be ours, even in hard times, even in financial ruin and political disaster: the glory of a God who whispers in pleasant and easy times and shouts in a global financial crisis, and a glory God yearns to share with is, not in some bygone golden age or science fiction future, but here and now: if ever, God pours forth his glory here and now.What People Are Saying: Sydney Nicoletta Freedman at the Irish World Academy of Music, University of Limerick on Doxology:5 stars:Jonathan/C.J.S.

Haywards Doxology is an essential book of wisdom for our times. The truths that it contains, however, are not from our times but are the teachings and experiences of the Church. Hayward has elucidated the commandments of Christ and the wisdom of the saints for modern readers with the eyes of a fellow struggler in our contemporary world. He shows us how the truth is not found in any of the clamoring voices around us—including those who claim to speak for Christians—but rather in Christ and His Church, in carrying out our lives therein.The book consists of twelve works, not by coincidence, as Hayward is drawing on the biblical symbolism of the number.

They represent several genres and treat various contemporary topics, joining the ever-relevant words of the fathers with the authors astute observations and experiences, Christian faith with its practical implications for current struggles. Three outstanding examples are Silence: Organic Food for the Soul, Religion and Science Is Not Just Intelligent Design vs. Evolution, and Exotic Golden Ages and Restoring Harmony with Nature: Anatomy of a Passion. Orthodox readers and even those from other faiths will find these articles intriguing if not enlightening.

The remaining topics are just as timely and include everything from technology and spiritual growth to survival during economic hardship, from evangelical converts to ecumenism, and everything in between. The overarching theme in Haywards discussion of such issues is the presence of God, both how such issues appear when illumined by His truth and glory and how His glory can be seen even in our troubled world.

The final three works demonstrate this two-fold perspective along with the aforementioned weaving of human experience and Orthodox faith. The authors reflections on his life are followed by a meditation on what it is to have the maximum in life, and the book fittingly ends with a doxological hymn of praise to the Trinity.Doxology is an indispensible little book of wisdom, written by a layperson, for todays Orthodox Christians living in the world.

The hymn at the end would itself be worth the price, but the book is freely accessible on the authors website, http://www.jonathanscorner.com, along with his other writings. If you are edified by what you read, purchase copies for others and pass it on.Sydney Nicoletta Freedm



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