The Resource The religion of the plain man, Robert Hugh Benson, (electronic resource)

The religion of the plain man, Robert Hugh Benson, (electronic resource)

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The religion of the plain man
Title
The religion of the plain man
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Robert Hugh Benson
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Language
eng
Summary
This book, [Benson] writes, "is intended for the 'man in the street,' who, after all, has a certain claim on our consideration, since Jesus Christ came to save his soul." And for the man in the street, the greatest obstacle to accepting the truth of the Catholic Faith lies not in an intellectual inability to understand the arguments of the most sophisticated of theologians, but--as G.K. Chesterton argued in Orthodoxy--the loss of the imaginative ability to view the world with childlike wonder. Benson's short book ... was aimed at those adherents to the Church of England who were disquieted by the increasingly obvious cracks in the foundation of that church. So he returns to the foundations of the Church Universal--most importantly, to the need for unity and for a shepherd to both symbolize and ensure that unity. That symbol and reality, he reminds his readers, is found in Peter and his successors as the Bishop of A young lady once sought my guidance as she wrestled with questions of the truth of the Catholic Faith. I lent her my copy of Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.'s Catholic Catechism ... Shortly thereafter, she decided that she had to become a Catholic. She told me that she still was not fully convinced of (among other things) the Church's Marian doctrine or the existence of (much less the necessity for) Purgatory; but, like Father Benson's "John," the "plain man" of this book's title, she had been reminded that she needed to be united to the successor of Peter. All the rest would follow in due time. Reminding the reader of that reality is the genius of this book. Were I approached by a similar young lady today, I would hold back Father Hardon's catechism for future instruction, and give her a copy of The Religion of the Plain Man
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Dewey number
240.219
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LC call number
BX1751
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non fiction
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The religion of the plain man, Robert Hugh Benson, (electronic resource)
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The religion of the plain man, Robert Hugh Benson, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (108 pages).
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9781505109573
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