In this classic work, society and sanity, catholic thinker frank sheed brings his. Read the fulltext online edition of theology and sanity 1946. Sheed was one of the bestknown catholic apologists of the 20th century. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read theology and sanity. As i write this, im in the final chapters of reading frank sheeds 1947 book theology and sanity. It is a particularly helpful work for the apologist since.
If you are catholic, this book will strengthen your faith and inform you concerning many things you dont yet knowunless, of course, you are already a theologian. This book will equip you with the information you need to understand key doctrines of catholicism and explain them to others. Theology and sanity ebook written by frank sheed, catholic way publishing. One of sheeds most popular books, this ideal volume for the layman shows the practical aspects of theology in the life of a christian believer. Frank sheed makes the profound truths of theology not only understandable but exciting reading for the catholic layman. How to become a student of frank sheed reasonable catholic.
If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Sheeds ear for that music makes this translation a memorable opportunity to hear augustines voice resonating down the years. Theology and sanity, book by frank sheed paperback. This is the first book of a twovolume series entitled god and the human condition. Spend twenty minutes on the freeway or ten minutes reading the newspaper, or ponder the religious and political conflicts in some regions of the world, and you will understand the point.
For those to whom these doctrines once seemed formidable, sheeds is a fresh voice of lucid and carefully reasoned prose. Find 9780898704709 theology and sanity by frank sheed at over 30 bookstores. His many books include to know christ jesus, a map of life, theology and sanity, society and sanity, and saints are not sad, all published by ignatius press. About theology for beginners paperback clear, precise, and inspiring, theology for beginners has been acclaimed as an outstanding introduction to theology. To read theology for beginners is to have ones mind awakened to the spiritual realities at the center of human existence. The following chapters treat, in adequate detail, such aspects of the human. Unlike many of the other prominent catholic writers in england at that time sheed was not a convert, but raised catholic and of irish descent. After showing how god is spirit, the author examines gods infinity and mans creation from nothing, and then moves on to the trinity, the fall, the incarnation and redemption, the mystical body, grace and the sacraments, and the last things. Sheed was born in sydney on 20 march 1897 to john sheed, a descendant of scottish presbyterians, and mary maloney, an irish catholic. Sheed is one of those rare men who has an immense knowledge, yet can explain it in a way that makes it not only a pleasure to read but understandable as well. If there are two words that seem not to fit together they are society and sanity. Buy a cheap copy of theology and sanity book by frank sheed. Although frank sheed 18971981 authored over twenty booksincluding theology and sanity, a map of life, society and sanity, knowing. His many books include to know christ jesus,a map of life,theology and sanity,society and sanity, and saints are not sad, all published by ignatius press.
One of frank sheeds most popular books, this ideal volume for the layman shows the practical aspects of theology in the life of a christian. Frank sheed books list of books by author frank sheed. Theology for beginners by frank sheed, paperback barnes. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The evangelistic brilliance of frank sheed catholic world report. Sheed wrote several books, the best known being theology and sanity, a map of life, theology for beginners and to know christ jesus.
I cannot give any book higher regard than i do theology for beginners by f. At age 16, sheed surprised his family by declaring his decision to become a catholic writing career. Theology for beginners has been acclaimed as one of the outstanding modern introductions to theology. To know christ jesus, book by frank sheed paperback.
Its still amazing to me that sheed, who started life as a streetcorner preacher a very i first read frank sheeds theology for beginners. He wrote theology and sanity in 1946, back when many thought that only the clergy were sufficiently instructed to write intelligently about theology. Iloved that back and have recommended it to many people trying to understand catholic teaching. An introductory section discusses such knowledge in general and the concept of divine revelation. Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site. See all books authored by frank sheed, including theology for beginners, and to know christ jesus, and more on. In some ways theology of hope was the first book to awaken my theological quest when i was a theology student in edinburgh in 1972. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Isbn 9780898704709 theology and sanity direct textbook. Sheeds books reflected his knowlege of human nature as well as theology and catholicism.
Theology and sanity by frank sheed, 9780898704709, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Theology for beginners by frank sheed audiobook download. Buy theology and sanity by frank sheed from waterstones today. Free copy theology for beginners paperback dynamic catholic. Yet, it retains the plain, nontechnical language of the first book. Theology and sanity takes that first book and expands it greatly. It is a clear, precise, and inspiring compendium of the central doctrines of the christian faith. There are thousands who know more theology than i, and for them i have no message. But there are thousands who know less, and less is not enough. Frank sheed was a catholic apologist and streetcorner speaker originally from australia. His book is now established throughout the englishspeaking world as one of the outstanding modern introductions to theology for the layman. I read a lot, usually between six and eight books a month since i was in my early teens.
One of sheeds most popular books, this is the ideal volume for helping the layman to take a more active role in the church by showing him the practical aspects of theology and the role it has in the life of christian believers. At the insistence of their father, frank sheed and his brother jack were raised protestant. Thus the doctrine of the trinity, at first seen only as a sheer. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the us or from the uk, depending on stock availability. In theology for beginners the late frank sheed conveys all his own excitement about theology, and shows us how to pass that excitement on to others. Among his best known works were theology and sanity, published in. One of the finest popular examinations, explanations, and defenses of the doctrine of the trinity is found in frank sheeds masterful theology and sanity. His book is established throughout the englishspeaking world as one of. This book contains theology, not the great mass of it that theologians need, but the indispensable minimum that every man needs in order that he may be living mentally in the real world. Such common sense and insight permeates theology and sanity, perhaps sheeds most important book. This edition prepared for katapi by paul ingram 2004.
Logic, clarity, simplicity and common sense permeate this eminently readable book. I still think its the best book for those entering the church or for those needing a solid reminder of church teaching. A shorter work, a map of life, presents a much more concise version of some of the same material, yet with the same clarity and precision that marks sheeds many writings. Sheed, continuum, 1958, 0722074255, 9780722074251, 241 pages. The present work explores the bases of mans knowledge of god. Well, ive ordered a number of aeterna press books, theyre all very similar. I played with the thought of dedicating this book to all who know less theology than i. Theology for beginners is one of the most outstanding presentations of the central doctrines of the christian faith ever penned. I felt my spirit tingling with joy as i read this book, and found it as much a pageturner as any book, fiction or otherwise, i have ever read. Frank sheed was one of the best known catholic writers and apologists of the 20th century. However, in terms of a book that has sustained and influenced me over the long term, i think i would choose thomas f. Logic, clarity, and simplicity permeate this eminently readable book.1208 654 803 22 613 477 707 174 118 952 496 984 1222 955 1207 872 837 672 563 1227 830 1471 425 513 1193 659 904 608 2 508 1282 1376 1236 249 1178