Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the Contemporary Humanist
This book is a theological reflection of Sheen’s contribution to humanity and society. It analyzes the modern person from the Catholic doctrinal perspective, explores Fulton Sheen’s perception of the contemporary individual, and demonstrates that global economic, religious, and political crises cannot be resolved by focusing only on the mundane. It further underscores some contemporary anthropological challenges and proposes a philosophy and theology of life that can enable contemporary humans to know themselves better and make life worth living. The authors argue that advancements in science and technology have failed to prolong happiness; people are still frustrated, disillusioned, cynical, bored, and suicidal.
This book enters the landscape of Sheen’s controversial pause before he was sanctified and provides a lengthy, liturgical extrapolation of Sheen’s Christian anthropology, wrestling with other thinkers and general concerns surrounding human angst in modern society.
Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi, PhD, is an expert in cyber media management and identity negotiation. He lectures on how to protect local cultures from the threats of globalization. He is considered a social scientist with recognitions from the Chinese Academy of Social Science, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Inc., the Family Christian Association of America, and the Association of International Educators. Professor Ngwainmbi serves on 15 peer-review editorial boards and is listed in rosters for communication experts and the roster for United Nations development experts. He speaks 12 languages, has over forty years of experience in research and lecturing in universities, and has written 23 books. He is a Sir Knight in the Knights of Columbus, a global Catholic Fraternal organization.
Rev. Fr. John Berinyuy is a Roman Catholic Priest of the Bamenda Archdiocese and Registrar of the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda. Berinyuy was a spiritual director at the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Bambui, Cameroon. He attended Bishop Rogan College in Cameroon and received a PhD in Christian anthropology from the Pontificia Facolta Teologica–Teresianum, Italy. He is interested in pastoral and community development.
"Reading this book brings out, in a unique way, the relevance of Sheen’s human anthropology to modern life. It is a journey that can lead the modern man to free himself from the ever-increasing irrationalism and frustrations of today..."
Rev Fr. Gordian Baba PhD Lecturer of Sacred Scripture, St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Bambui, Cameroon.
"The authors have carefully considered and reflected on the holistic and integral vision of the human person after the pattern of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. The work emphasizes that man is made up of the union of body and soul and has a social nature that opens him up to relationships. It also insists that man has an eternal destiny in God. It delves into the historical and existential circumstances of the human being and exposes the principal sources of failure in the human being. It employs both the parable of the prodigal son and the story of the Gerasene demoniac to highlight man’s process of turning failure into success."
Fr. Anthony Yilaka, PhD Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology, St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Bambui, Cameroon.
"In a world plagued by the systematic denigration and abuse of human dignity, this book’s philosophical and theological insights into the anthropology of Fulton Sheen stand as a clarion call for a return to human authenticity. The authors develop and sustain arguments about human nature, and adopt a classical position while challenging some skeptical positions. Their work is distinguished by a certain limpidity and lucidity of style that is uncommon in writings of this magnitude. They are meticulous, thorough, and authoritative in a write-up that should engage academic and non-academic readers."
Rev. Fr. Peter Takov, PhD Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Catholic University of Cameroon
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