Seeds of the Word by Robert Barron 108-9780988524590


Through Seeds of the Word by Robert Barron, the author finds those "seeds" in today's most popular films, books, and current events.

Seeds of the Word by Robert Barron reveals that, since the first century, Christians have detected "seeds of the Word" in the surrounding culture.  No matter how charred or distorted the fragments, we can always uncover inklings of the Gospel, which can then lead people to God.

Through Seeds of the Word by Robert Barron, the author finds those "seeds" in today's most popular films, books, and current events.  How do Superman, Gran Torino, and The Hobbit illuminate the figure of Jesus?  How does Bob Dylan convey the prophetic overtones of Jeremiah and Isaiah?  Where can we detect the ripple of original sin in politics, sports, and the Internet culture?  Finding the "seeds of the Word" requires a new vision.  Seeds of the Word by Robert Barron will train you to see.

Physical Info:
 1.0" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W (0.95 lbs) 275 pages

     Imago Dei: God in Film                                                                              Page   1
    Kierkegaard, Woody Allen, and the Secret to Lasting Joy 2
    Angels, Demons, and Modern Fantasies about Catholicism 5
    The Stoning of Soraya M. and the Figure of Christ 8
    District 9 and the Biblical Attitude Toward the Other 11
    The Coen Brothers and the Voice from the Whirlwind 14
    The Dangerous Silliness of Agora 17
    Eat, Pray, Love 20
    True Grit and the Everlasting Arms 23
    Why Exorcism Films Still Fascinate 26
    The Remarkably Bad Theology of The Adjustment Bureau 29
    Of Gods and Men 32
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the Dangers of Consequentialism 35
    Moneyball and Spiritual Leadership 38
    The Ides of March and the Danger of Idolatry 42
    The Hunger Games: A Prophecy? 45
    Viva El Cristo Rey! 48
    Spider-Man, Iron Man, Superman, and the God-Man 52
    Still Another Cinematic Christ 56
    Woody Allen, Moralist 59
    Victor Hugo's Retelling of the Gospel 62
    The Preachings of F. Scott Fitzgerald 65
    Superman, General Zod, and God 68
    World War Z and the Council of Trent 71
    Noah: A Postmodern Midrash 74
    The Fault in Our Stars and the Sacred Heart of Jesus 77
    Hercules, N.T. Wright, and the Modern Meta-Narrative 81
    The Giver and the Fading Memory of Christianity 84
    Take and Read: God in Books 89
    The Pathos of Liberal Catholicism 90
    What Should Catholics Make of Eckhart Tolle? 93
    Ends and Means and The Audacity to Hope 96
    The Apocalypse of Robert Hugh Benson 99
    A Catholic Reads The Shack 102
    A Tale of Two Hitchenses 105
    The Last Acceptable Prejudice Rides Again 108
    One More Swing at the Catholic Straw-Man 112
    The Gospel According to The Hobbit 116
    The City Upon a Hill and an Almost Chosen People 120
    Why Faith is Indeed a Light 124
    Debunking the Debunker 127
    Why Jesus is God: A Response to Bart Ehrman 131
    City on a Hill: God in Politics 135
    Tolerance, Choice, Argument, and Religion 136
    Seeing Political Corruption with Biblical Eyes 139
    The Fetishism of Dialogue 142
    In Whom Do We Place Our Trust? 145
    Why It Matters That Our Democracy Trusts in God 148
    A Nation Under God, a Nation That Keeps the Sabbath 151
    "Reduction to a Singleton" and the Sovereignty of Choice 154
    Why It's Okay to Be Against Heresy and for Imposing One's Will on Others 158
    The Great Both/And of Catholic Social Teaching 162
    Gay Marriage and the Breakdown of Moral Argument 165
    Why Anti-Catholic Prejudice Ought to Bother Everyone 168
    Rays of Truth: God in the Culture 171
    We Have Here No Lasting City 172
    The Task of the Next Generation of the Catholic Commentariat 175
    A-Rod and Augustine 178
    Allowing the Mask to Slip 181
    Where are the "Nones" Coming From? 184
    Covering Up the Name of Jesus 187
    A Secular Europe and the Mission of the Church 190
    Why Is Everyone Crazy About Vampires? 193
    Judge Judy, Simon Cowell, and the Lord God 196
    Reading the Scandal with Biblical Eyes 199
    Biblical Wisdom for Troubled Times 203
    Creative Nonviolence 207
    The Spiritual Value of the BP Oil Leak 209
    Muslims, Christians, and Secularists 211
    Kenneth Clark and the Danger of Heroic Materialism 214
    Bob Dylan in China 217
    Celebrating the Death of bin Laden? 220
    Why Are So Many Atheists on the CNN Belief Blog? 223
    The Acts We Perform, the People We Become 226
    If You Want to Be a Good Person, It Does Matter What You Believe 229
    Why I Loved to Listen to Christopher Hitchens 232
    Andrew Sullivan's Nonthreatening Jesus 236
    How to Solve the Bully Problem 240
    Savvy Headhunters and the Hookup Culture 243
    Sex, Love, and God: The Catholic Answer to Puritanism and Nietzcheanism 246
    The Adventures of Classical Morality 249
    Sympathy for the Devil 253
    Your Life Is Not About You 256
    Hannah Arendt's Moral Lesson 259
    Cosmos and One More Telling of the Tired Myth 262
    Bill Maher and Not Understanding Either Faith or the Bible 265
    Attack on Christians in the Middle East 269
    The Modern Areopagus