Keeping faith on the map

June 1, 2010 in General, News

faith_maps_01Faith Maps: Ten Religious Explorers from Newman to Joseph Ratzinger is the latest book by Michael Paul Gallager SJ.  Just  published in London, it  translates the voices of  leading thinkers like Karl Rahner, Dorothee Sölle and Charles Taylor into a series of reflections on faith, imagination and contemporary life and culture. “Each chapter takes a major religious thinker and asks how he or she points us in the direction of Christian faith,” says Michael Paul. “My hope is to capture their vision in today’s language and in a non-academic way. In most cases I create an imaginary monologue: what would this ‘giant’ say to us today? Here I try to speak to many honest friends who tell me that God is not so much incredible as unreal – simply off their map.”