Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom by Father Julián Carrón is an engaging and thought-provoking collection of essays by the president of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation and one of the principal Catholic leaders and intellectuals in the world today. Carrón offers a broad diagnosis of challenges in society and then introduces their implications in contexts such as families, schools, workplaces, and political communities. In a dialogue with his listeners, he inspires and encourages them to lay out a new path for the Catholic Church and the world.
“These essays inspect with candor urgent problems like the ardent expression of a personal desire in a globalizing world, the disengagement of young people from an experience of personal transformation in the educational process, the spread of global terrorism and consumerism, and the loss of a palpable sense of the connection between Christian marriage and the common good. In sum, they are original and full of surprises for an educated reader trying to make sense of a cultural situation that challenges basic Christian claims on multiple levels. The book contains serious theological reflection upon the mystery of Christ presented in a wholly novel way.” —Peter Casarella, author of Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress
Julián Carrón (read more) is a Catholic priest and theologian from Spain. He is president of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation and professor of theology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He is the editor of Christ, God’s Companionship with Man by Luigi Giussani.
Disarming Beauty is in the series Catholic Ideas for a Secular World, which features authors from around the world who expand the influence of Catholic thought on the most important conversations in academia and the public square.