CASC Lumen Magazine_Winter 2021

Did you kno FIRSTVOLUMEOF ROLNICK’S POST-CHRISTENDOMSERIES RELEASED Catholic Studies News Confronted by multiple religious possibilities, the rise of atheistic naturalism, and moral relativism, one can easily become perplexed about what matters most – or be tempted to conclude that nothing could matter most. The first of three volumes of A Post- Christendom Faith, The Long Battle for the Human Soul by Theology Professor Philip Rolnick , examines major historical developments that have led to our contemporary confusion, so that we might chart a way forward. Rolnick begins with a theological assessment of the Reformation, Enlightenment, and French Revolution, three movements that attempted, and to some degree accomplished, basic reformulations of humanity. After the shock of the Reformation, with its faith-based criticism, the Enlightenment’s reason-based criticismmore or less set faith aside. The radical nature of Enlightenment criticism in turn led to the radical anthropological reformulations of the French Revolution – and then devolved into the Terror. Separated from Christian faith, and oftentimes fiercely opposing it, early forms of secular humanism poured their energies into reshaping social and political structures, while the crescendo of critique profoundly altered the spiritual landscape of the West. In this story of broken foundations, Rolnick is careful to show that the Church and the Gospel have never ceased to offer a very different foundation – trustworthy and eternally enduring. This first volume ends on a hopeful note, turning from the problematic humanism of recent centuries to a humanism grounded in incarnational faith. A Post-Christendom Faith, The Long Battle for the Human Soul is published by Baylor Press and can be purchased at or, for a digital book, .

KELLYCONTRIBUTORTONEW DEVOTIONAL RELEASEDBYNATIONAL ‘BLESSED IS SHE’ MINISTRY LOGOS Journal’s managing editor and “Deep Down Things” podcast co-host Liz Kelly is a contributing writer for the recently released Made New: 52 Devotions for Catholic Women , which provides rich reflections through the Gospels, substantive Scripture for prayer through Lectio Divina, and prompts for spiritual growth. The book is released by the creators of Blessed

is She, a popular Catholic online community for women. Each devotional entry includes: a Scripture reference; a devotion written by a Blessed is She community member; prompts for reflection; and designed full-color pages with original art. Made New is published by HarperCollins and available at .

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