In the Redeeming Christ

In the Redeeming Christ

Author: F. X. Durrwell

Introduction by: Scott Hahn

Price: $17.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87061-277-0

Imprint: Christian Classics

On-sale date: April 22, 2013

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F. X. Durrwell’s In the Redeeming Christ is a gentle, forgotten masterpiece that reveals the relationship between personal holiness, sacramental life in the Church, and the salvation of the world. Now re-published with an introduction by Scott Hahn, it is a beautiful meditation on the Christian life.

At the beginning of In the Redeeming Christ, priest and theologian F. X. Durrwell states: “The Christian’s salvation lies in his personal sanctification. There too lies the salvation of others.” Durrwell’s classic offers a hopeful and lucid vision of the Christian spiritual life to inspire and teach readers about the mystery of living in personal holiness—and becoming most truly themselves—by being “in Christ” as a member his body. Such contemporary theologians as Scott Hahn and Brant Pitre have begun to discover the importance of both the idea of personal holiness and what this highly original thinker had to say about it.


"A genuinely sacramental vision of Christian life."

“Durrwell’s book ranks among the spiritual classics and reflects the theological ressourcement of the last century: a moving account of what it means to live ‘in Christ’ that is rooted in the scriptures and experienced through the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. It offers a genuinely sacramental vision of Christian life and is a must-read for those who seek to embrace this life in its fullness.”

Msgr. Michael Heintz
Director of the Master of Divinity Program
Department of Theology
University of Notre Dame

"Quietly faithful to the vision God has given them. Such a man was Fr. François-Xavier Durrwell.”

“In movies and novels, revolutionaries often appear as flamboyant characters. Obsessed, manipulative, they know how to get what they want by working the crowds, seizing opportunities, and launching public spectacles and demonstrations. But the true revolutionaries—the revolutionaries of the spirit—are nothing like that. Instead, they are quietly faithful to the vision God has given them. Such a man was Fr. François-Xavier Durrwell.”

Scott Hahn
Author of Breaking the Bread: A Fresh Look at the New Testament

"A real gift for the contemporary church."

"Francis X. Durrwell was a theologian and biblical scholar with a keen interest in catechetics. His lifelong emphasis on the resurrected Christ, reflected in many works, made him a reference point in Christology both before and after the Council. I read him as a young man and am happy to have his work before me in my maturity. To have his books back in print is a real gift for the contemporary church."

Lawrence S. Cunningham
John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus)
University of Notre Dame

“In an age when ‘theology’ books are in a separate section of the bookstore from books on ‘spirituality,’ F.X. Durrwell reminds us that good theology cannot be separated from healthy spirituality, that good doctrine shapes worship and prayer. In the Redeeming Christ shows how the whole of Catholic faith and life—head, heart, and hands—flows from an encounter with Jesus Christ, the redeemer of humanity.”

John Bergsma
Author of Bible Basics for Catholics

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