The title refers to what many people experience as the deconstruction and general fragmentation of our culture in our post-modern age. Fr Pat Collins has been reflecting on the changes of our times and working to integrate them with spirituality. The reflections in this book come in three sections: firstly, psycho-spiritual reflections touch on such areas as intimacy, violence, envy, boundary violations in ministry etc; secondly, some spiritual reflections touch on popular devotion, reading and praying the scriptures, petitionary prayer, and St Thérèse of Lisieux; the third section contains evangelistic reflections including a Catholic view of who is an evangelist, atheism and the father of lies, charisms and the new evangelism and, finally, preaching in a time of transition.
About the Author
Pat Collins CM, an Irish Vincentian, lectures on spirituality and the psychology of religion in Dublin and is the author of numerous books including Prayer in Practice (The Columba Press, 2000) and more.