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Sacraments, Modern Theology, More—4 New Resources Coming to Verbum

If you love Catholic theology and great book deals, you’ll love this month’s Pre-Pub highlights. (Pre-Pub is your opportunity to get books and collections at a discount before they publish. You can see the full list here.) [Read more…]

How Do You Know if an Action Is Good or Not? Not Easily.

The short answer is, it’s very difficult.

Catholics today wrestle with the same ethical questions they did centuries ago.

In Good & Evil Actions: A Journey through Saint Thomas Aquinas, Steven J. Jenson examines Aquinas’ view on one such topic: how to discern if an action is good or evil. [Read more…]

New Catholic Releases Coming to Verbum—Save Up to 45%

We’ve got lots of new resources just published or coming soon to Verbum. Take a look at the resources below to see how they can help round out your Verbum library. [Read more…]

Explore Christology, Apologetics, and More—for 25% Off

The Ignatius Press Theology and Discipleship Collection (8 vols.) brings together notable modern-day Catholic figures—apologists, theologians, speakers, writers, and evangelists—and invites you into a more intimate adoration of Christ and knowledge of God.

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Explore the Holy Mystery of the Liturgy

To plumb the depths of the Liturgy is to explore the greatest of mysteries. Through the liturgical celebrations of the Church, we participate in the paschal mystery of Christ—and Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection become present to us and effective for us.

Liturgy is holy work where all present are participating. It is not passive, it is active. It is the people of God in the work of God, worshiping and receiving God’s grace, unifying with him and with other worshipers through the sacraments.

The Handbook for Liturgical Studies (5 vols.), now in Pre-Pub at 25% off, is a comprehensive examination and celebration of the Liturgy.

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the nature and purpose of the Liturgy, sacraments, and sacramentals. Learn the methodology, historical setting, theological and spiritual doctrines, and the pastoral concerns of the liturgy. Examine the subjects in the liturgical ordo, history, and tradition as components of the theology of liturgy. Gain not only a scientific understanding of the liturgy but also an active and spiritually fruitful participation in the ecclesial celebration of Christ’s mystery desired by the Second Vatican Council.

The Handbook for Liturgical Studies (5 vols.) pays significant attention to the role played by the human sciences in the liturgy—psycho-sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and the arts.

Contributors treat pastoral and spiritual considerations in light of liturgical principles and suggest general models based on the meaning and purpose of the liturgy. This comprehensive vision of Christian worship integrates materials from the East and non-Roman West with the Roman.

In the Verbum editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. Your software brings the most efficient and comprehensive research tools together in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Get the Handbook for Liturgical Studies (5 vols.) for 25% off before the product ships and the price goes up.

Get the Alba House Homilies Bundle for 25% off—Now on Pre-Pub

Homilies have a profoundly important place in the Church. The homily can be, as Pope Francis said, “an intense and happy experience of the Spirit, a consoling encounter with God’s word, a constant source of renewal and growth” (Evangelii Gaudium, 135).

And within the context of the Mass, the homily is that most intimate dialogue between God and the Church. Therefore, it is a cherished moment to inspire, exhort, and encourage reflection. [Read more…]

Get the Guide to the Sacraments Collection (7 vols.)—Now on Pre-Pub

The sacraments are essential to the Church and they define the most important events in the lives of believers. Gaining a greater knowledge and love of the sacraments allows Christians to live out the reality of these gifts more fully. [Read more…]

What’s the Recent Catholic Scholarship On . . . ?

Ever curious about a theological topic, and want to know the latest developments on the matter?

Check out the What Are They Saying About . . . Series—22% off for a limited time through our Pre-Pub program, which offers you a lower price when you order a product before it’s finished (think Kickstarter).

This series includes 18 volumes on specific biblical books or themes by respected authors and theologians like Mark Allan Powell, Daniel J. Harrington, Donald Senior, and Warren Carter.

Each volume surveys scholarship from the 1960s onward and offers modern perspectives on biblical studies while discussing more recent developments in Catholic teaching and theology.

Volumes in this collection include:

  • What Are They Saying about the Trinity? — Anne Hunt delves into contemporary developments in Roman Catholic Trinitarian theology that reveal the profoundly relational character of the Trinity.
  • What Are They Saying about Paul and the End Time? — Joseph Plevnik explores the development of Pauline eschatological thought along with ongoing scholarly discussions on the topic.
  • What Are They Saying about Environmental Theology? — John Hart tackles the relationship between environmentalism and faith, offering a comprehensive exposition and analysis of Catholic Church teachings on environmental themes. He presents essential elements of a holistic environmental theology that interrelates concern for creation, community, and the common good.

Additional volumes discuss the authorship and date of the biblical texts, liberation and feminist theologies, and the historical Jesus.

The What Are They Saying About . . . Series is especially valuable in digital form, as it integrates into your entire theological library and all your Verbum tools.

Order now while this invaluable collection is still in Pre-Pub so you can save 22%.

4 Reasons to Pre-order the Hans Urs von Balthasar Collection

Hans Urs von Balthasar is considered one of the Church’s greatest thinkers, even drawing comparisons to Augustine and Aquinas.

And for a limited time, you can save 36% on the Hans Urs von Balthasar Collection Upgrade through our Pre-Pub program, which gives you a lower price when you pre-order a product before it ships. [Read more…]

Get the Companion to the Catechism Collection for 25% off—Now on Pre-Pub

Verbum’s Companion to the Catechism Collection (2 vols.) is 25% off for a limited time through our Pre-Pub program, which offers you a lower price when you order a pre-published product.

The two-volume Companion to the Catechism Collection includes an introduction to the Catechism and a reference library that cross-references all texts and Scriptures used in the Catechism itself.

These two resources were written and developed by experts on the material, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, the Catechism’s general editor, and Joseph Cardinal Razinger, who at the time served as the head of the Bishops Commission for the implementation of the Catechism. [Read more…]

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