A Book for Today – Douglas Farrow, Ascension and Ecclesia

Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. I would like to mark this day by recommending a very important book on the theological importance of this event in the life of Christ, which precedes with ten days the celebration of Pentecost.

Farrow - Ascesion and Ecclesia

Douglas Farrow – Ascension and Ecclesia: On the Significance of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Ecclesiology and Christian Cosmology

Here is a short presentation of this book from Amazon website:

Recent theology offers few attempts to come to grips with the meanings and implications of the ascension of Jesus. / Professor Farrow makes his approach through the scriptures, the Eucharistic liturgy, the fathers and the reformers, before tracing his subject into modern times. He not only demonstrates that the doctrine of the ascension has played a much larger role in the history of Christian and western thought than is generally realized, but tackles many of the difficult questions others have been content to ignore. Continue reading “A Book for Today – Douglas Farrow, Ascension and Ecclesia”

Profesorul Douglas Farrow s-a convertit la catolicism

L-am cunoscut pe Dr. Douglas Farrow in perioada in care preda teologie la King’s College London, sub ‘bagheta’ regretatului teolog britanic Colin Gunton.

I-am fost apoi ghid si gazda in Oradea, atunci cind a venit sa predea un curs de teologie la ceea ce se numea atunci Institutul Biblic Emanuel. astazi Universitatea Emanuel. Ne-am plimbat atunci ore intregi pe strazi, discutind teologie.

Continue reading “Profesorul Douglas Farrow s-a convertit la catolicism”