A Sign of Contradiction by Karol Wojtyla Pope John Paul II 2 First 1st Edition
Title: A Sign of Contradiction
Author: Pope John Paul II
Publisher: The Seabury Press
Format: Hardcover / Hardback
Collectible: First Edition, 1st Printing
Condition: First Edition / 1st Printing. 1979. Seabury. In excellent shape with light wear to cover. DJ in very good shape with light wear, small closed tear along top edge of back cover. No markings. NOT ex library, remaindered, or price clipped. SHIPS IN A BOX! Packaged with care.
Genre: Catholicism / Christianity
"Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign of contradiction." For the 1976 Lenten retreat to St. Paul VI and the Roman curia, Karol Wojtyla set this prophecy of Simeon to the Holy Family at the heart of his preaching. Over the course of twenty-two meditations, Wojtyla examines and tests the apparent contradictions in the words and deeds of Jesus Christ-all of which are occasions for profound encounters with God himself. Indeed, the "words a sign of contradiction sum up most felicitously the whole truth about Jesus Christ, his mission, and his Church."
Jesus Christ, the sign of contradiction, was above all the "lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world..." [T]hat is what he is in the life of the People of God. The Lamb of God, the paschal sacrifice, a reminder of past deliverance and a promise of deliverance to come. (Karol Wojtyla)