Cardinal's new book: At the Heart of the World
posted on 02 April 2004
DARTON, LONGMAN & TODD are pleased to announce the publication of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's book 'At the heart of the World'
PUBLICATION DATE: Now available
The Cardinal's vision for the future of the Church and its role in the revitalisation of society:
'The Church has often been in crisis, and is always in need of reformation. Through the ages the Church has lived, in a mystical sense, through a hundred deaths and a hundred resurrections. As I look at the Church in the world today, in particular the Western world, I see the same pattern of death and resurrection.'
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's first book as Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster is part personal memoir and part reflection on the challenges that face the Church in the contemporary world. He looks back with affection and wry humour at his own personal faith journey, with its Irish Catholic roots, English upbringing, and training for the priesthood in Rome. He considers questions of authority and leadership in the church, shares his passionate commitment to the search for Christian unity, and urges the renewal of parish life through the small communities which, he believes, 'are the secret of the future'. A unique vision for the future of the church and its role in the revitalisation of society emerges, marked by joy and hope as well as realism, integrity and humility.
For further details please contact Eleanor Fletcher on 020 8875 0155 or e-mail: email@example.com