WAR AND PEACE - AN ANTHOLOGY BY FULTON J. SHEEN
— Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Witnessing the growing threat of communism, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen recognized that modern atheism was a new type of messianism threatening to beguile and conquer humanity.
Sheen stressed the use of reason as the unparalleled countermeasure to deceptive communism. The first three books contained in this anthology are a collection of Sheen’s classic Catholic Hour radio addresses that were heard by millions of listeners in the 1930s and 1940s. Here, in a single compilation, are Archbishop Sheen’s most clearly delineated investigations into the underlying causes of communism — every bit as relevant today as when he spoke them — along with an entirely sound and hopeful program for defeating it.
In the fourth book of this anthology, The Philosophies of War, Sheen addresses the confusion felt by most people who were dissatisfied with the ephemeral and superficial commentaries about World War II. Like a master surgeon, he applies the sharp scalpel of his crystal-clear logic to lay open the sources of the world’s infection. The fifth book, Seven Pillars of Peace, presents the principles upon which Sheen believes the foundations for a just and lasting peace must be built.
By making these five powerful resources your own, you will have in one volume the means to thrive spiritually in our current and seemingly desperate time. Drawing from biblical, cultural, and contemporary examples, Archbishop Sheen will show you:
- The spirit of the Antichrist, immoral leaders, education, and societies
- How personal sin is sickening our culture — and the cure for this “pandemic”
- The proper understanding of and instinctive human need for authentic freedom, justice, and love
- The need to unite for personal rights, including freedom of conscience
- Why it is crucial to be intolerant of evil and embrace a divine solution
- How America must choose to repent in order to overcome our present crisis
Most notably, Archbishop Sheen proclaims the hope of Christ’s Cross and the immeasurable power of His resurrected love. He exhorts us to carry our individual fragments of the beam. It is always darkest before the dawn, Sheen teaches. Times of discouragement are moments when great spiritual transformations can occur. If we return to God and do penance, we will attain interior peace. The future of America’s freedom and restoration as a constitutional republic depend on our decision — now —
to obediently trust in God. Paperback. 416 pages.