Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith

Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith

by Pope Francis, Scott Hahn

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The encyclical letter Lumen Fidei is the great monument of the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI and brought to completion by Pope Francis. It is a capstone of the year, but at the same time a milestone of a long road, a road we have only begun to travel: the road of the New Evangelization.” –from the Foreword by Scott Hahn
On June 29, 2013 Pope Francis issued his first papal letter reflecting on the nature of belief and the need to renew our faith for a bright future of charity and love for all.
"The light of Faith: this is how the Church's tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus," Pope Francis writes.  "In John's Gospel, Christ says of himself: 'I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.'" Here is an illuminating work inviting all to lead a more spiritual and faith-based, a reminder that with faith comes service, and with service to others and to God comes heaven on earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804185868
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 845,085
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

POPE FRANCIS is the first Latin American to be elected to the chair of Peter. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. He served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from 1973 to 1979. In 1998 he became the archbishop of Buenos Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal. He was elected pope on March 13, 2013.

Table of Contents

The Light of Faith [1] 3

An illusory light? [2-3] 4

A light to be recovered [4-7] 5

Chapter 1 We Have Believed in Love (cf. 1 Jn 4:16)

Abraham, our father in faith [8-11] 11

The faith of Israel [12-14] 14

The fullness of Christian faith [15-18] 18

Salvation by faith [19-21] 22

The ecclesial form of faith [22] 25

Chapter 2 Unless You Believe You Will Not Understand (cf. Is 7:9)

Faith and truth [23-25] 29

Knowledge of the truth and love [26-28] 32

Faith as hearing and sight [29-31] 36

The dialogue between faith and reason [32-34] 41

Faith and the search for God [35] 45

Faith and theology [36] 48

Chapter 3 I Delivered to You What I Also Received (cf. .7 Cor 15:3)

The Church, mother of our faith [37-39] 51

The sacraments and the transmission of faith [40-45] 54

Faith, prayer and the Decalogue [46] 61

The unity and integrity of faith [47-49] 63

Chapter 4 God Prepares a City for Them (cf. Heb 11:16)

Faith and the common good [50-51] 69

Faith and the family [52-53] 71

A light for life in society [54-55] 73

Consolation and strength amid suffering [56-57] 76

Blessed is She Who Believed (cf. Lk 1:45) [58-60] 79

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