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Hidden Holiness by Michael Plekon
Hidden Holiness
Author: Michael Plekon
Page Count: 240 pages
Published Date: 15 Apr 2009
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication Country: Notre Dame IN, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780268038939
File size: 12 Mb
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In "Hidden Holiness", Michael Plekon challenges us to examine the concept of holiness. He argues that both Orthodox and Catholic churches understand saints to be individuals whose lives and deeds are unusual, extraordinary, or miraculous. Such a requirement for sainthood undermines, in his view, one of the basic messages of Christianity: that all people are called to holiness. Instead of focusing on the ecclesiastical process of recognizing saints, Plekon explores a more ordinary and less noticeable 'hidden' holiness, one founded on the calling of all to be prophets and priests and witnesses to the Gospel. As Rowan Williams has insisted, people of faith need to find God's work in their culture and daily lives. With that in mind, Plekon identifies a fascinatingly diverse group of faithful who exemplify an everyday sanctity, as well as the tools they have used to enact their faith. Plekon calls upon contemporary writers - among them, Rowan Williams, Kathleen Norris, Sara Miles, Simone Weil, and Darcey Steinke - as well as such remarkable and controversial figures as Mother Teresa, Thomas Merton, and Dorothy Day, to demonstrate ways to imagine a more diverse and everyday holiness. He also introduces four individuals of 'hidden holiness': a Yup'ik Alaskan, Olga Arsumquak Michael; the artist Joanna Reitlinger; the lay theologian Elisabeth Behr-Sigel; and human rights activist Paul Anderson. A generous and expansive treatment of the holy life, accessibly written for all readers, Plekon's book is sure to inspire us to recognize and celebrate the holiness hidden in the ordinary lives of those around us.

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