The Name of God Is Mercy

The Name of God Is Mercy

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done. The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world. “The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis Praise for The Name of God Is Mercy “Francis speaks succinctly—and with refreshing forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. . . . The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty, opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy.”—James Carroll, The New Yorker “As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God’s love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith. But now he is challenging the entire Church to trek a new way forward.”—Time “Francis enjoys sharing personal stories of God’s grace and mercy in the lives of parishioners from his native Argentina, people he has known and who have recognized themselves as sinners.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . Francis’s book signals a plea for a change of attitude on the part of the faithful and their pastors. . . . Bishops and priests will talk and quarrel over the text for months, even years to come. And that, perhaps, is what Francis intends.”—Financial Times “Deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life.”—Newsday “Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era.”—National Catholic Reporter Translated by Oonagh Stransky From the Hardcover edition.

The Name of God Is Mercy Treatise

The Name of God Is Mercy Treatise

Following the publication of his first book on Mercy in form of conversations with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli—in which he invites all humanity to the Gospel of Mercy, Pope Francis went further in series of General audiences during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to delved a little deeper into the great mystery of God’s mercy revealing why the need for forgiveness and for God’s mercy have been his dominant theological refrains, both before and after he became pope. These profound General Audience Talks on God’s Mercy elaborates how journey of mercy is a responsibility that challenges the conscience and actions of every Christian. Stressing the fact that it is not enough to experience God’s mercy in one’s life but also whoever receives it must also become a sign and instrument for others.

Islam is Mercy

Essential Features of a Modern Religion

Islam is Mercy

* The first outline of a contemporary European approach to Islamic theology With this book, Mouhanad Khorchide introduces a contemporary approach to Islamic theology. He demonstrates how Islam can make the ground-breaking step towards a theology centred around a merciful God – a step achieved from within and not imposed from the outside. A real sensation – not only from an academic point of view! Mouhanad Khorchide: "With my book, I aim to outline a theological approach centred around mercy and present it as an alternative to the theological approach of obedience and fear which is so widespread in the Islamic world - in a straightforward way, also accessible to non-experts. For me, Islam is a message of mercy ... The divine character trait God uses most frequently in the Qur'an to describe Himself is mercy ... It is astounding that this God, the All-Merciful, is so thoroughly neglected in Islamic theology and popular belief!"

Ultimate Realities

A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project

Ultimate Realities

Explores ultimate realities in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

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The Revelation of the Merciful Presence of God

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