Finding All Things in God
Pansacramentalism and Doing Theology Interreligiously
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"To the religious world that has long suffered the split of theology and spirituality, Gustafson offers a very original and very persuasive attempt to reunite the two in terms of a pansacramental approach, a liturgical mediation between the two, and presents, in the process, a wealth of insights from Aquinas, Rahner, Chauvet, Merton, Nicholas Black Elk, Dostoevsky, and Wendell Berry. It enables us to 'find God in all things' in a way open to panentheistic sensibility and religious pluralism. I heartily recommend the book."
--Anselm K. Min, Professor of Religion, Department of Religion, Claremont Graduate University
"Enough authors have bemoaned the death of theology; it's time now to midwife her rebirth. In this tour de force, Gustafson unleashes the deeper meanings of symbol and sacrament to reunite theological reflection and spiritual living. Deeply Christian and deeply interreligious, his pansacramentalism destabilizes traditional dichotomies and radically expands the realm of the sacred. A must-read for all who are interested in the future of constructive theology."
--Philip Clayton, author of Transforming Christian Theology
"The theological vistas opened by twentieth-century developments in the concept of sacramentality have still only begun to be explored. Given that, as Hans Gustafson aptly avers, sacramentality entails the meeting of human particularity (spirituality) and divine universality (theology), each new generation must start afresh, critically building on prior scholarship while bringing new human resources to bear. Gustafson displays intellect, passion, and reverence for traditions in this new comprehensive, interdisciplinary contribution."
--Bruce T. Morrill, SJ, Vanderbilt University