Now available in a newly designed hardcover with a new preface by Bishop Barron!
Christians have long attempted to bridge the gap between Christianity and secular liberalism through philosophizing and theologizing. Bishop Robert Barron argues in The Priority of Christ that Jesus is the answer to this debate and the way forward.
Bishop Barron's post-liberal Catholicism, which focuses on Jesus as revealed in the New Testament narratives, bridges the usual liberal/conservative or Protestant/Catholic divides. Bishop Barron's approach will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including not only academics, but also preachers and laypeople interested in engaging in a dialogue between Catholicism and post-liberalism.
“Catholic theology stands at a foundational moment, and in this extended meditation on the figure of Christ, Robert Barron boldly argues for a Catholicism that rethinks the controversy between modern and postmodern thought through such classic theological formulations as the controversy between Aquinas and Duns Scotus on the being of God. Broad in reference and informed by the homilist’s touch, The Priority of Christ will be an important contribution to a conversation the Church must have."
--Richard A. Rosengarten, University of Chicago