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Worship & Work

Deep calls to Deep

At the heart of the 1500 year Benedictine spiritual tradition, "Worship and Work" succinctly describes the daily rhythm and spiritual dynamic of the monks of the Order of Saint Benedict.

A vocation to Worship, the first Work of the Benedictine monks is Worship. The Benedictine Work of Worship; the liturgy of the hours, daily Mass, and the ancient tradition of lectio divina, strives to serve to the spiritual need of the world and Church.

Daily Work among the Benedictine monks articulates and punctuates the spiritual life of the community, giving physical expression to the spiritual fruits of a life of Worship.

Worship inspires Work. 
Work reveals Worship.


The Other Hand of God


The Other Hand of God


The Holy Spirit as the Universal Touch and Goal

Kilian McDonnell, O.S.B.

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If the Spirit is not equal to the Father and the Son, can the Trinity survive? Is the role of the Spirit in salvation as important as that of the Son? Why was the divinity of the Spirit problematic in the early Church? If the Son, Jesus Christ, is "the way the truth and the life," what role does the Spirit have in God's reaching out to touch the Church and the world? Is there any contact with, any experience of God, apart from the Spirit? In what sense is the Spirit the goal of the Christian life? The Other Hand of God addresses these theological queries.

Chapters are “To Do Pneumatology is to Do Trinity,” “Struggling with Ambiguity,” “The Way of Doxology,” “To Do Pneumatology is to Do Eschatology,” “Movement Toward Fixity: Holy Spirit in Patristic Eschatology,” “To Do Pneumatology Is to Start at the Beginning,” “No Unified Vision in the New Testament,” “Losing the Battle to Stay with the Imprecision of the Scriptures,” “The Mission of the Spirit: Junior Grade?” “God Beyond the Self of God,” “The Return: The Highway Back to the Father,” “The Spirit Is the Touch of God,” “The Tradition of Subordinationism,” “Basil: Not Subordination but Communion of Life with the Father and the Son,” “Gregory Nazianzus: The Divine Pedagogy in Steps,” “The Council of Constantinople: The Triumph of Discretion,” “To Do Pneumatology is to Start with Experience,” “Experience of the Spirit in the Early Church,” “William of St. Thierry: ‘So I May Know by Experience,’” “Bernard of Clairvaux: ‘Today We Read in the Book of Experience,’” “The Role of Pneumatology in an Integral Theology,” “The Continuing Quest for a Theology of the Holy Spirit,” and “Toward a Theology in the Holy Spirit.”

Kilian McDonnell, OSB, STD, a monk and priest of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, is the founder and the president of the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville. For years he was a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Unity in Rome. He has been involved both nationally and internationally in dialogues with the Lutherans, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, and Disciples of Christ. He has published on John Calvin, Christian initiation, and on the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, as well as collections of poetry. The Catholic Theological Society of America has honored him for his contributions to theology.

Product number: 5171

ISBN: 978-0-8146-5171-1

Pages: 256

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Publication Date: 11/01/2003