The Radiance of Being offers nothing less than a portrayal of the full glory of Catholic tradition. From an initial engagement with the insights of the natural sciences emerges a spiritual vision of the metaphysical depth and dimension of mystery to the cosmos, allowing the reader's mind to awaken to the coherence, beauty, intensity of life, and depth of structure of the natural world--the holiness of creation and all contained therein.
Conversant with Islam, Buddhism, non-dualist traditions, as well as myriad mystical elements and esoteric currents within Christianity, the author builds a brilliant symphonic work whose master theme is the Trinity. To the urgent questions asked--in response to the crises besetting the modern world--about the nature of reality and the meaning of existence, of what it means to be human, Stratford Caldecott puts forward a clear and compelling answer in language accessible to all: Being is radiant because it is a gift, not only from the Trinity, but also within the Trinity itself; and, in the end, the meaning of existence is love.
"Stratford Caldecott is a great English visionary and a man of supreme courage. In short compass, this profound book, like no other, points the way forward for theology."--Catherine Pickstock
"This wonderful new book is truly prophetic."--John Milbank
"The Radiance of Being is an outstanding achievement and a major contribution to the serious Catholic literature of our time."--Wolfgang Smith
"Stratford Caldecott's latest book is a true adventure of both mind and soul. Highly recommended!"--Conor Cunningham
"The Radiance of Being is a beautiful collection of essays."--Tracey Rowland
"This is a wonderful book by an agile thinker on a theme of great importance."--David L. Schindler
"The author of The Radiance of Being is one of the most important living exponents of Catholic metaphysics"--Adrian Walker (from the Foreword)Über den Autor:
Stratford Caldecott is the G. K. Chesterton Research Fellow at St Benet's Hall, Oxford, and the author most recently of two books on education -- Beauty for Truth's Sake and Beauty in the Word. He is on the editorial boards of several international journals, including Second Spring and Communio, and frequently writes and lectures on issues of faith and culture.
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