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The Prodigal Son is a parable a few father and his sons. the more youthful son, who made an go out and go back to the kinfolk abode, has simply arrived domestic. The elder son, upon confronting his father concerning the get together to stick with, is informed, it kind of feels for the 1st time, that he's to inherit every little thing his father has. “Don’t you recognize? every little thing i've got is yours,” says the daddy to his son. The Prodigal Son Revisited is a mixture of brief tales and educational learn. it's a cosmic view of the unique tale that proposes the elder son, more youthful son, and father may be visible as stand-ins for angels, people, and the Trinity, and who, just like the more youthful son within the Prodigal Son, battle through their very own go out and go back and accomplish their very own inheritance subsequently. what's their go out and go back? what's their inheritance? what's the courting one of the 3 to make all this occur? that's the subject material of the book.
The ebook is anchored on the entrance finish through the theology of Saint Gregory of Nyssa (d. 390), and on the again finish by means of the theology of Dom Virgil Michel, O.S.B. (d. 1938). The book’s middle circles round Catholic ethical theology and a contemporary figuring out of the Sacraments, specially the Eucharist. Any writings no longer referenced via footnotes are the author’s personal speculations and musings at the material. the fast tales are set-up items to the educational learn and also are used as fictionalized debts on how we will be able to see the theology of Gregory of Nyssa and Virgil Michel in motion within the glossy international.