Christ the Tiger

By Thomas Howard

Christ the Tiger

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  • ISBN: 9781592448449
  • Pages: 148
  • Publication Date: 9/14/2004
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
Web Price: $16.00

Christ the Tiger

By Thomas Howard

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592448449
  • Pages: 148
  • Publication Date: 9/14/2004
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00

About-

This book is a reprint with revisions of one of Thomas Howard's earliest and most popular books. It is somewhat autobiographical, revealing the thoughts of a young man who has been seized by the love of Christ and, at first, sees dogmas and institutions as obscuring the terrible truth of God's love in Christ. But even at that earlier period, Howard showed his awareness that without those institutions there would be no way of encountering Christ the tiger.

Howard is able to bring out the true vitality of what this faith is and should be, the radical nature of the Christian faith. This book powerfully presents who Christ is and what faith in him means.

from 'Christ the Tiger':

"In the figure of Jesus we saw Immanuel, that is, God, that is, Love. It was a figure who, appearing so inauspiciously among us, broke up our secularist and our religious categories and beckoned us and judged us and damned us and saved us and exhibited to us a kind of life that participates in the indestructible. And it was a figure who announced the validity of our eternal effort to discover significance and beauty beyond inanition and horror by announcing to us the unthinkable: redemption."

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Thomas Howard's account of his own spiritual and intellectual journey remains moving and gripping. Howard does what we all must do, come to terms with the kind of faith Christianity really is, a redemptive faith, not one that must fit into terms of our own ideologies and presuppositions. This is no doubt the most difficult thing to learn. Howard's book, steeped in the particularities of his own life, explains why this difficulty must be found lodged mostly within ourselves."

James V. Schall, S.J., author of 'Another Sort of Learning'

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