Return to the Father

Return to the Father

'I will get up and go back to my Father' (Lk 15:18)

This book is about how difficult it is to recognise the father; how bitter is our own and our modern culture's rejection of the Father; and how certain it is that life has meaning only when we see it as a return to the Father.

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'I will get up and go back to my Father' (Lk 15:18)

There is a feeling in the air that the father figure has been rejected. The crowding of diverse and contradictory feelings towards the father figure makes it not an easy matter to talk about. The rejection of the father by so many of our contemporaries makes us wary of using it to excess when we speak of God. The Father-Mother we are speaking about here is a metaphor for the mysterious and ultimate Other to whom we can entrust ourselves without fear, certain that we will be welcomed, cleansed and forgiven. Many of us have had a glimpse of the face of a Father-Mother who is able to love us unreservedly, in the happy experience of our relationships with our fathers and mothers. But there are some whose experiences were not entirely happy, and still others for whom the experience was negative, who perhaps feel in their hearts an even stonger yearning for the utterly Other they can abandon themselves to.

This book is about how difficult it is to recognise the father; how bitter is our own and our modern culture's rejection of the Father; and how certain it is that life has meaning only when we see it as a return to the Father.

CARLO MARIA MARTINI, Archbishop of Milan for many years, was a prolific writer and renowned biblical scholar. He authored over forty books.

Additional Information
Isbn / Product Code 9780854395637
Dimensions 12 x 20 cm
Printed Pages 64
Format Paperback
Year Of Publication 1999
Publisher St Pauls Publishing
Author Carlo Maria Martini
Product Code 9780854395637
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