Academic journal article Theological Studies

Dando Razones De Nuestra Esperanza: La Pregunta Acerca del Mal

Academic journal article Theological Studies

Dando Razones De Nuestra Esperanza: La Pregunta Acerca del Mal

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Dando razones de nuestra esperanza: La pregunta acerca del mal. By Gerardo Aste, S.J. Lima: Centro de la Espiritualidad Ignaciana, 2014. Pp. 183. $12.

Aste's volume offers ten chapters on the coherence of the Christian doctrine aimed at lay, college-educated adults who are wondering about their faith. The questions these adults raise regarding the structure of the Christian faith and the spiritual challenges they encounter in their context frame A.'s teachings.

The volume is didactic. It guides faithful religious persons through the spiritual challenges we all encounter in an urban setting--at home, at work, in society, with people of different religious beliefs, agnostics, and so on--and provides the intellectual tools needed to respond to these challenges with a kind heart and educated mind.

The chapters focus on the genesis of, and the questions about, evil, and are a fast read and well suited to their audience. The organization of the volume starts with basic historical, biblical, and christological questions that engage readers in an internal dialogue that draws them to imagine new ways of living and communicating their faith. …

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