Kresta in the Afternoon – March 21, 2018 – Hour 1

+  The Catholic Art of Devotion

  • Description: By praying and taking our attention off our own problems for just a few minutes a day, we can take the first steps toward abandoning fear and living a life of forgiveness, abundance, and perpetual gratitude. In other words, we can experience a little heaven on earth, a little "life everlasting." Gary Jansen joins us again with more.
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    • Gary Jansen
      Gary Jansen is the director of Image Books and a senior editor at Penguin Random House where he has edited and published books by New York Times bestselling authors Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Bishop Barron and Scott Hahn. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Holy Ghosts: Or, How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night; The 15-Minute Prayer Solution; Station to Station; and the forthcoming book Life Everlasting. Visit garyjansen.com.
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    • Life Everlasting: Catholic Devotions and Mysteries for the Everyday Seeker

      The time-honored practices in this inspiring book will guide you in unlocking the power of Catholic devotions— prayers, meditations, and even very simple, small actions you can take right now that will bring you closer to God and also offer reassurance that we are never, ever alone.  The mystical practices of mindfulness and heartfulness presented can help anyone find so­lace, healing, and direction during difficult times. In Life Everlasting readers will discover that lost causes can be won by meditating with St. Jude; healings can occur by praying with the Virgin Mary; and the Holy Spirit can assist us in making important decisions. The Catholic art of devotion can help us experience miracles in all aspects of our daily lives including our health, finances, and relationships. By praying and taking our attention off our own problems for just a few minutes a day, we can take the first steps toward abandoning fear and living a life of forgiveness, abundance, and perpetual gratitude. In other words, we can experience a little heaven on earth, a little life everlasting. (learn more)

+  Indulgences and the Church's Covenant with Christ (2 segments)

  • Description: Just over 500 years ago, Luther presented his 95 Theses and attacked the Church's practice of indulgences. Now, Mary Moorman argues that the theology Luther practiced actually validated the logic of indulgences and that, taken in proper context, indulgences are an incredible witness to the Church's covenant with Christ. She joins us with more and also shares the story of her own personal conversion.
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    • Mary Moorman
      Mary Moorman is the author of Indulgences: Luther, Catholicism and the Imputation of Merit. She holds a Juris Doctor in law with a focus on religious legal systems from Boston University and completed her work in medieval systematic theology at Yale and Southern Methodist University. She has lectured in both law and religion at Boston University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of New Haven. Her most recent articles have appeared in "The Journal of Religion, Conflict, and Peace," "The Wesleyan Theological Journal," and the anthology "Seeing the Medieval: Realms of Faith and Visions for Today."
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    • Indulgences: Luther, Catholicism, and the Imputation of Merit

      At the five-hundreth anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses and the dawn of the Protestant movement, Indulgences: Luther, Catholicism, and the Imputation of Merit sets forth a revised theological interpretation of the Church's practice of indulgences. Author Mary C. Moorman argues that Luther's sola fide theology merely absolutized the very logic of indulgences which he sought to overthrow, while indulgences in their proper context remain an irreducible witness to the Church's corporate nuptial covenant with Christ, by which penitents are drawn into deeper fellowship with the Church and the Church's Lord. As Robert W. Shaffern, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Scranton, writes in his foreword to Indulgences, "Mary Moorman's book joins a number of recent scholarly studies that revise substantially the old convictions about indulgences. She is mostly interested in how theological thinking about indulgences should be done today, with of course the help that patristic, medieval, and early modern authorities might lend. She brings to bear a broad range of primary and secondary sources on the issue of indulgences and constructs an impressive series of covalent images with which to understand the role of indulgences in today's Christian Church." (learn more)

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