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The Rosary epub

by Garry Wills

The Rosary epub

ISBN: 0670034495

ISBN13: 978-0670034499

Author: Garry Wills

Category: Bibles

Subcategory: Worship & Devotion

Language: English

Publisher: Viking Adult; 1St Edition edition (November 3, 2005)

Pages: 208 pages

ePUB book: 1621 kb

FB2 book: 1548 kb

Rating: 4.3

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Garry Wills did a great job of sifting the fact from the fiction about this prayer practice. Catholics will find it instructional; non-Catholics may be surprised to learn more about the history of the rosary. Wills' writing style is authoritative yet conversational. It's a pretty quick, informative read.

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Garry Wills (born May 22, 1934) is an American author, journalist, and historian, specializing in American history, politics, and religion, especially the history of the Catholic Church. He won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1993. He became a faculty member of the history department at Northwestern University in 1980, where he is currently an Emeritus Professor of History.

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Wills will take you on an exploration that will help you better understand the intricacies of Catholicism and find new ways to express your faith. The Rosary - eBook (9781101118092) by Garry Wills. Garry Wills closely examines the history of the rosary, highlighting the conflicts associated with the physical object itself and with the actual practice of saying the rosary. The four prayers connected with the rosary-the Apostle's Creed, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be-are briefly examined and explained.

One of the country's most distinguished intellectuals one of its most provocative. The New York Times Bookish and retiring, Garry Wills has been an outsider in the academy, in journalism, even in his church. Sometimes this made him the prey of con men like conspiratorialist Mark Lane or civil rights leader James Bevel.

Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What The Qur’an Meant, coming fall 2017

Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What The Qur’an Meant, coming fall 2017.

An exploration of the spiritual significance, practice, and history of the rosary explains the symbolism of the beads as they represent mysteries and events in the lives of Jesus and Mary, in an account that reflects on biblical teachings and cites the ways in which the rosary can reconnect readers to their faith. By the author of Saint Augustine. 60,000 first printing.
There is a slight tear on the cover, bottom of the cover at spine worn and dirty. My main complaint is an inscription written on the inside front cover.
This is the only book I can recall having read in one sitting! It was simply that enjoyable. An entire chapter is devoted to each mystery. Wills uses beautiful artwork from a 16th century Venetian artist (Tintoretto) and quotes from the likes of Pope John Paul II and Chesterton to illuminate the various mysteries. Wills integrates historical information with his own thoughtful exegeses on relevant New Testament passages.

The writing and organization of the book are both very clear and logical. It is full of beautiful illustrations of Tintoretto's works in both color and black and white.

The focus of this book is on the mysteries themselves and there is only one chatper on the historical background. Some Catholics may critisize Wills for his approach to the history of the Rosary because he does not go into the legend that credits St. Dominic as having received the Rosary from Mary herself. Wills does not outright deny the legend. He points to evidence that the history of praying a psalter of Our Fathers and Hail Marys predates St. Dominic and that the habit of meditating upon the mysteries post-dates him. This is not to say that St. Dominic did not receive a vision from Mary and that he did not play an important role in the history of the Rosary. It is possible to reconcile the historical with the legendary. Also lack of faith in the legendary origins of the Rosary is not necessarily anti-Church as faith in such revelations has always been left to individuals' discretion. This is probably why he also leaves out the prayer taught by Our Lady of Fatima. For the book to have incorporated all this information it would have become unwieldly and too ambitious.

I appreciate Wills' conscience choice to present the book as it is, because it seems to me that the goal of the book is to be an introduction to the Rosary, a primer. The heart of the Rosary is in its ancient structure of Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Doxology. The key is proper meditation upon the mysteries. Wills explains the above prayers quite well and gives beautiful explanations of the mysteries that will help one to begin a lifetime of meditation. Reading this book has certainly transformed my devotion to the Rosary for the better.

If after reading Wills' book you want to know more about the history of the Rosary, Wills has suggested background reading listed in the back. Also I would recommend "The Secret of the Rosary" by St. Louis De Monfort. In this book the more legendary origins of the Rosary (involving St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche) which require faith to accept, are discussed at length.
An interesting book, a different view about the rosary. Makes one think.
Garry Wills presents a fascinating history of the evolution of the popular devotion of the Rosary over the ages. He then presents meditations on each of the Mysteries joined with a series of appropriate Tintoretto paintings. Wills shows us how "the rosary is one way of entering into oneself, where God awaits us." Highly recommended to all who are interested in meditating on the different episodes of Christ's life as presented in the Scriptures.
This is a welcome meditation and a renewal for the four "mysteries" of the rosary. This well beloved devotion receives a spark of new life from a very fine historain and theologian, who obviously "prays" the prayer and loves it. His welcome to the new "Illumination Mysteries" added in by Pope John Paul 11 is helpful, as is his frequent use of vatican documents to encourage the use of this prayer which is as nodern as today and as traditional as ever. If you already like this prayer, you will feel more affirmed. If you are new to this prayer, you will feel encouraged.
The absolute best!
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