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    DescriptionTomas Halik is a wise guide for the post-Christian era, and never more so than in his latest work, a thought-provoking and powerful reflection on the relationship between faith, paradox, change, and resurrection. As the challenges of cultural secularization and dwindling congregation size confront religious communities across North America and Europe, and the Catholic Church in particular, Tomas Halik is a prophetic voice of hope. He has lived through the political oppression and intolerance of religion that defined Communist Czechoslovakia, and he draws from this experience to remind readers that not only does crisis lead to deeper understanding but also that any living religion is a changing religion. The central messages of Christianity have always seemed impossible, from peace and forgiveness in the face of a harsh world to love and self-sacrifice despite human selfishness to the victory of resurrection through the defeat of the cross. Acceptance of paradox therefore is the way forward, Halik explains. It is a difficult way that offers an unclear immediate future, but it is ultimately the only honest way.


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    Title
    Night of the Confessor
    Subtitle
    Christian Faith in an Age of Uncertainty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tomas Halik, By (author) Toms Halk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385524520
    ISBN 10: 0385524528
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HRCS, HRAX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25410
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    Ingram Subject Code: RP
    Libri: I-RP
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    B&T Approval Code: A13600000
    BISAC V2.8: REL012120
    DC22: 274.371/083
    LC classification: BR115.C8 H34213 2012
    LC subject heading: , ,
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    DC21: 274.371083
    BISAC V2.8: REL077000
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/RELGAS
    BISAC region code: 1.6.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, QRM, QRAB, QRVX, QRAX
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Image Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    TOMas HALiK worked as a psychotherapist during the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia and at the same time was secretly ordained as a Catholic priest and active in the underground church. Since the fall of the regime, he has served as general secretary to the Czech Conference of Bishops and was an adviser to Vaclav Havel. He has lectured at many universities throughout the world and is currently a professor of philosophy and sociology at Charles University. His books, which are bestsellers in his own country, have been translated into many languages and have received several literary prizes.