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Fully Human, Fully Divine: An Interactive Christology

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A solid blend of theology and spirituality, this refreshing book introduces the reader -- in an interactive way -- to the humanity and divinity of Jesus. Furthermore, Fully Human, Fully Divine applies its significant points to the reader's spiritual life.

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Published April 28th 2004 by Liguori Publications
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Sally
Jan 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book really opened up my spiritual life and deepened my relationship with God. It really shows how Jesus identifies with us and sanctifies every aspect of being human. Every experience can be a pathway to God.
Wanda
Apr 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I just started this book today. The first part of the Preface says:

"For the past ten years I have been interested in the theme of divinization. According to the teaching of many church Fathers, particularly those of the East, Christian life consists not so much in being good as in becoming God. The Holy Spirit's work in us goes beyond the reformation of our morals. It is a matter of forming us so that we become sharers in the divine nature and, because of this, capable of fulfilling the impossib
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John
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a gem - for the person who is serious about being a disciple of Christ.

Australian Cistercian Michael Casey intersperses chapters on the Gospel of Mark with significant material for personal spiritual growth.

But this is no mere commentary. It is a book, based in the scriptures and in the writings of the early fathers and the early Cistercians to reveal how Jesus is fully human and fully divine and how we are called to be "sharers in the divine nature."

Very much influenced by the early Chr
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Les Walters
Jan 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: will-read-again
I bought this book in 2004. I've read most of it a couple of times and still keep coming back to it. Even now, I'm drawn to it again. Michael Casey, an Australian Cistercian monk, writes with clarity, and in the area of spirituality, that is critical.

It is significant, for me, that he writes of the need for us to 'ponder the central mystery of our faith, which is the incarnation of God.' He also states "This book walks on two legs. Half of the chapters are about Jesus, the rest are about us." T
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eryk
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-read-again
It is a balanced and knowledgeable book that avoids overly technical language. And very readable. It is something like a manual for the believing Christian who is serious about wanting to make progress in their spiritual journey. It is not in any way reactionary. It is profoundly human. I like the style of Michael Casey. He has something to say and says it well. I read somewhere that he considers this one of his best works. Michael CaseyMichael CaseyFully Human, Fully Divine: An Interactive Chri ...more
Christine
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So far, after 20% of reading, I love this book. It is very profound and interesting how I came to choose it. I discovered it in the Abbey where I was attending a silent retreat some time ago. I was in the library and saw it and thought it was very interesting and would like to read it someday. The last day of the retreat, my spiritual director asked me if I have ever heard of it and suggested I should read it. Well, I don't believe in coincidences so I was sold. I try to read a chapter each morn ...more
James Mcgowen
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
An interesting and intriguing look at the life of Christ's life and Mark's gospel. Casey delivers some intriguing theological and spiritual insights; of ours it is written by a Catholic monk, so it'll no be everyone's cup of tea, but it is worth a look.
Marcie
Nov 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
omg omg omg
Kelsey Menehan
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Profound. Savor it.
Sister Anne
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A kind of overview of Catholic belief (a "Catechism" if you will). Readable and worth reflecting on.
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