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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

Great conversation about synodality happening now with Kristin Colberg and Ormond Rush!


Faith, Church, and the Ascension of Christ


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Paperback / softback
ISBN-13: 9780814682678
Number of Pages: 186
Published: 04/02/2014
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The ascension of Christ is usually taken for granted and often neglected.  Indeed, it represents that forgotten dimension of faith in its reach beyond the categories, concepts, and concerns of our mundane existence, even in the church. This book is written with the conviction that there are further riches to be discovered.  Christ’s ascension indelibly marks the limitless horizon of Christian life. It reminds us that the mission of evangelization is unconfined, always moving beyond, upward, outward, in the vitality of the risen Christ who already occupies every dimension of time and space.  Properly understood, the ascension is a fundamental aspect of the catholicity of faith and enables it to breathe more deeply in its experience of “the boundless riches of Christ” (Eph 3:9).
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Anthony J. Kelly

Anthony J. Kelly, CSSR, is professor of theology at Australian Catholic University and deputy director of the university's Institute for Catholic Identity and Mission. He was recently made an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Catholic Theological Association and is a member of the Pontifical International Theological Commission. He has lectured and taught in Singapore, the Philippines, India, Canada, England, Ireland, and the United States. The author of many articles and books, his most recent are Experiencing God in the Gospel of John (2003, with Francis J. Moloney), Eschatology and Hope (2006), and The Resurrection Effect: Transforming Christian Life and Thought (2008).

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With Anthony Kelly's Upward: Faith, Church and the Ascension of Christ, you have an elegantly writeen and well-argued book that both fills a need and breaks new ground. The ascension has been widely neglected, resulting in the loss of some of the oxygen of faith that would enable us to breathe more deeply when experiencing "the boundless riches of Christ" (Eph 3:8). Kelly's book supplies this oxygen. It also breaks new ground by repeatedly illustrating how believe in Christ's ascension widely affects or should affect the experience of faith, the life of the Church, and its theology. . . . [A] rich book. Australian eJournal of Theology Kelly's rich and pathbreaking new book . . . focuses on Christ's ascension as the telos of the incarnation-not its termination, but its goal and extension. . . . The risen and ascended Christ's transformed humanity is the prime theological analogue for a fuller understanding and appreciation of corporeality, embracing also Christ's Eucharistic body and his ecclesial body. . . . With this fine book [Kelly] has provided the theological community a gift to be savored, pondered, and prayed. Robert Imbelli, Boston College, Theological Studies

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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

Great conversation about synodality happening now with Kristin Colberg and Ormond Rush!

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