Petit traité de la rencontre et du dialogue
176 pages - nov. 2004
Contact and dialogue profoundly characterised the life and personality of Pierre Claverie, Bishop of Oran, who was murdered in 1996. He constantly worked to bring the most diverse characters into contact with each other, and, at a more personal level, strived to increase his own knowledge and understanding of others. The simple, down to earth observations he offers in this book lead us to reflect on the different factors that make for successful or unsuccessful relations. After discussing the figures of Abraham, Moses, and Mary in Christianity and in Islam, he meditates on a certain number of Jesus’s encounters - successful or otherwise - and on his own relations with others and with the Father. Pierre Claverie considers that the Beatitudes form the rules that govern our encounters with others; and faith, prayer, ecclesial and religious life as so many practical applications. To him, it seems that the difference between the approaches to God in Muslim and Christian traditions reveals their respective richness (many texts from Muslim mystics are quoted) as well as the originality of Christianity, and the character - extraordinary and scandalous - of the Christian message. This retreat, preached a dozen times between 1985 and 1995 to very different audiences, is a warm invitation to take stock of our relations with God and others. Encountering the other and establishing a dialogue are permanent challenges in human communities: in family and professional life, in religious and ecclesial life… This book is a development of the retreat on the Eucharist published in 2003 by Editions du Cerf, under the title ‘Donner sa vie’.
- Dimensions : 135x195x14
- ISBN : 9782204076517
- Poids : 220 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Anne-Catherine Meyer