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Cihak, John R.

Works: 10 works in 33 publications in 4 languages and 1,748 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John R Cihak
Balthasar and anxiety by John R Cihak( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study offers a theological response to the problem of anxiety from the point of view of Hans Urs von Balthasar. It is a systematic presentation, analysis and development of Balthasar's original theology of anxiety found in his only work on the subject, Der Christ und die Angst. The study takes a thematic approach based upon the four types of analysis found in Der Christ und die Angst: phenomenological, anthropological, theological and ecclesial. These four approaches to the topic correspond to the phenomenon, origins, redemption and transformation of anxiety. Through this thematic approach, Balthasar's thought is examined in relation to some of the important figures on anxiety. The phenomenon of anxiety is presented in relation to modern psychiatry. The examination of anxiety's origins places him in dialogue with Kierkegaard on anxiety from discursive reasoning and Freud on anxiety from ego-consciousness. The redemption of anxiety places Balthasar in relation to Aquinas in order to clarify Balthasar's interpretation and to show its significance in the theological tradition. The transformation of anxiety places our author in dialogue with Luther on the shape of anxiety in the Christian life. The final chapter begins to unravel the construct of anxiety, with a brief exploration of how it is transformed in the Church according to Balthasar, something he had never explicitly developed. The influence of Bernanos on Balthasar's thought is felt throughout the study. The entire study is framed by the two Gardens wherein transpire the most significant events concerning anxiety for Balthasar: the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Gethsemane
Charles Borromeo : selected orations, homilies and writings by Charles Borromeo( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) became the driving force of reform within the Catholic Church in the wake of the Council of Trent following the Protestant Reformation and the primary reason Trent's dramatic reforms were successful. His remarkable accomplishments in Milan as Archbishop became the model of reform for the rest of Western Europe. Change is never easy, but St. Charles' approach -- deeply biblical, personal, practical and centered on Christ -- offers a road map of reform, even for today. Now for the first time in over 400 years a significant selection of his works appears in the English language. Chapter 1 offers three orations that St Charles gave as Archbishop of Milan to the other Bishops. These texts were among those that Pope Paul VI sent out to the Bishops of the world in 1963 during Vatican II. Chapter 2 contains a selection of homilies on the Eucharist and is followed by a collection of texts that treat the reform of the clergy. The final chapter presents Borromeo's efforts at mobilizing the laity in their own reform. This translation is intended to be faithful to Borromeo's Latin or Italian texts rendered into contemporary English
The Catholic guide to depression : how the saints, the sacraments, and psychiatry can help you break its grip and find happiness again by Aaron Kheriaty( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countless Christians -- including scores of saints -- have suffered profound, pervasive sorrow that modern psychiatrists call "depression." Then, as now, great faith and even fervent spiritual practices have generally failed to ease this wearying desolation of soul. In these pages, Catholic psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty reviews the effective ways that have recently been devised to deal with this grave and sometimes deadly affliction -- ways that are not only consistent with the teachings of the Church, but even rooted in many of those teachings. Extensive clinical experience treating patients with depression has shown Dr. Kheriaty that the confessional can't cure neuroses, nor can the couch forgive sin. Healing comes only when we integrate the legitimate discoveries of modern psychology and pharmacology with spiritual direction and the Sacraments, giving particular attention to the wisdom of the Church Fathers and the saints. Here, with the expert help of Dr. Kheriaty, you'll learn how to distinguish depression from similarlooking but fundamentally different mental states such as guilt, sloth, the darkness of sin, and the sublime desolation called "dark night of the soul" that is, in fact, a privileged spiritual trial sent to good souls as a special gift from God. -- From publisher description
Depresija ni greh : kako vam lahko svetniki, zakramenti in psihiatri pomagajo iz primeža depresije ter znova najti srečo by Aaron Kheriaty( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Slovenian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaj je in kaj ni depresija kot bolezen? Kakšni so znaki? Kako jo zdraviti? To so le nekatera vprašanja, na katera sta v knjigi Depresija ni greh odgovorila dr. med. Aaron Kheriaty in doktor teologije p. John Cihak. V iskanju poti iz brezna tesnobe in nemoči sta se oprla na svetnike, zakramente in psihiatre. A pri tem nista zaobšla niti najhujših mogočih posledic depresije - samomora
Charles Borromeo: Selected Orations by John R Cihak( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvific anxiety : the phenomenon, origins, redemption and transformation of anxiety according to Hans Urs von Balthasar by John R Cihak( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pobijedite depresiju snagom vjere : medicinsko-duhovni pristup by Aaron Kheriaty( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Croatian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradox and light : freedom within the act of faith in the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar by John R Cihak( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katolicki przewodnik po depresji : [jak święci, sakramenty i psychiatria mogą pomóc Ci wyrwać się spod jej wpływu i odnaleźć utraconą radość] by Aaron Kheriaty( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balthasar and Anxiety (T & T Clark theology) by John R Cihak( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Balthasar and anxiety
Alternative Names
Cihak, John.