The Religious Sense

Giussani challenges us to penetrate the deepest levels of experience to discover our essential selves breaking through the layers of opinions and judgments that have obscured our true needs Asserting that all the tools necessary for self discovery are inherent within us he focuses primarily on reason not as narrowly defined by modern philosophers but as an openness to existence a capacity to comprehend and affirm reality in all of its dimensions Part of the so called new religious revival The Religious Sense avoids any sentimental or irrational reduction of the religious experience It is a forthright and refreshing call to reassess our lives

At the Origin of the Christian Claim

Giussani argues that if we accept the hypothesis that the mystery entered the realm of human existence and spoke in human terms the relationship between the individual and God is no longer based on a moral imaginative or aesthetic human effort but instead on coming upon an event in one s life Thus the religious method is overturned by Christ in Christianity it is no longer the person who seeks to know the mystery but the mystery that makes himself known by entering history At the Origin of the Christian Claim presents an intriguing argument supported with ample documentation from the gospels and other theological writings

The Risk of Education: Discovering Our Ultimate Destiny

This is an English translation of an Italian work first published in Based in Milan Italy Giussani heads the Communion and Liberation movement and is a council for the Congregation for the Clergy and the Pontifical Council for the Laity He discusses education in terms of fundamental truths in particular the element of faith It presents the argument that without the fundamental factors of tradition the young person is merely a fragile leaf separated from its branch

Why the Church?

Giussani begins by focusing on the Church as a community composed of people who are aware of themselves as defined by the gift of the Spirit from which they derive a new conception of existence the fruit of conversion He then describes the Church s developing self awareness of its dual elements of the human and divine Concerned with verifying the Church s claim to embody Christ Giussani situates the locus of verification in human experience arguing that a different type of life is born in those who try to live the life of the Church Why the Church is a seminal study that will engage both the scholar and the general reader

Is It Possible to Live This Way?: An Unusual Approach to Christian Existence, Volume 1: Faith

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Is It Possible To Live This Way?: An Unusual Approach to Christian Existence, Volume 2: Hope

Addressing the virtue of faith this work encourages young people to be serious about their own existence and loyal to their experience

The Journey to Truth Is an Experience

As a young priest Luigi Giussani was troubled by Catholicism s inability to effectively deal with secularism or laicism In he began to develop a vision of faith rooted in experience His ideas resonated with students and led to the birth of the Giovent Studentesca Student Youth movement Known today as Communion and Liberation the movement is flourishing in Italy and around the world including Canada the United States Brazil Uganda and Britain The Journey to Truth Is an Experience is the first English translation of Il Cammino al vero un esperienza Giussani s early works on the Christian experience written from It begins with a guide on how to live the Christian life within the Student Youth community followed by a call to base one s relationship with Christ on the example set by the apostles and other figures in the New Testament Giussani concludes by outlining the movement s mission and the possibility for community charity and communion in the Christian life

Is It Possible to Live This Way?: An Unusual Approach to Christian Existence. Volume 3: Charity

As in all his works Giussani encourages young people to be serious about their own existence and loyal to their experience The conversations reported here are fascinating and insightful providing support for a way of life that today is frequently questioned rejected or censured

The Psalms

The Psalms the most previous poetry in Hebrew literature remain a favorite of religious people today In this short book Luigi Giussani reflects on the Psalms the profundity and their meaning for our spiritual and practical lives today

Si può vivere così?

Nato come trascrizione fedele di colloqui e dialoghi con un centinaio di giovani questo libro propone un approccio non consueto all esistenza cristiana ma non privo di profonde ragioni Quasi un romanzo Si pu vivere cos il racconto dell appassionante gioco di domande e risposte tra don Giussani e alcuni giovani decisi a impegnare la propria vita nella dedizione totale a Cristo e al Mistero ci che la Chiesa chiama verginit