USC Book Club: Jesus and the Emergence of a Catholic Imagination
Jesus and the Emergence of a Catholic Imagination
By John Pfordresher
In this fascinating account, John Pfordresher, an English professor at Georgetown University, traces the roots of the Catholic imagination from Jesus to the arts of the West through the centuries.
His chapter on Jesus, “the poet of everyday life,” takes apart his imagination and preaching techniques: parable, analogy, irony, and the use of everyday objects and situations such as lost coins, masters and servants, vineyard owners hiring workers. The book then examines artwork found in a third-century house church in Syria, the Roman catacombs, and the famed Book of Kells in Dublin, Ireland. A fascinating tour of the images that have shaped our lives as Catholics, whether we realize it or not.
—Catherine O’Connell-Cahill, Senior Editor, U.S. CATHOLIC
Available at bookstores or from Paulist Press: 800-218-1903 or shop online at www.paulistpress.com 
Discuss the book in the comments section below!