Book: Desire, Darkness, and Hope - Theology in a Time of Impasse: Engaging the Thought of Constance FitzGerald, OCD, edited by Laurie Cassidy and M. Shawn Copeland, Foreword by Brian McDermott, SJ

Edited by SSCS members Laurie Cassidy and M. Shawn Copeland, this volume includes essays by the contemplative theologian Constance FitzGerald, OCD, along with essays on topics like white supremacy, the climate crisis, and the Carmelite tradition by scholars of spirituality who have been inspired by her writings. Here is the publisher's description of the volume:

For some decades, the work of Carmelite theologian Constance FitzGerald, OCD, has been a well-known secret, not only among students and practitioners of Carmelite spirituality, but also among spiritual directors, spiritual writers, retreatants, vowed religious women and men, and Christian theologians.

This collection sets out to introduce the work of Sister Constance to a wider and more diverse audience––women and men who seek to strengthen themselves on the spiritual journey, who yearn to deepen personal or scholarly theological and religious reflection, and who want to make sense of the times in which we live. To this end, this volume curates seven of Sister Constance’s articles with probing and responsive essays written by ten theologians.

Cassidy, Laurie and M. Shawn Copeland, eds. Desire, Darkness, and Hope: Theology in a Time of Impasse. Engaging the Thought of Constance FitzGerald, OCD. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2021.

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