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Light of Faith Lumen Fidei Pope Francis

Light of Faith Lumen Fidei Pope Francis

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Lumen Fidei, Light of Faith, is the fourth encyclical which was to have been one of a set that Pope Benedict hoped to produce. Pope Benedict finished the first three on love, hope and self giving caritas and in Lumen Fidei Pope Francis has taken up the task of writing the fourth encyclical, Francis' first, by taking ideas from the notes of Pope Benedict and adding his own insights, emphases and themes to these ideas. In Lumen Fidei Pope Francis reflects on the meaning of faith, the beginning of God's gracious salvation. Pope Francis says "There is an urgent need, then, to see once again that faith is a light.....Faith is born of an encounter with the living God who calls us and reveals his love, a love which precedes us and upon which we can lean for security and for building our lives". This encyclical is unique as it contains the ideas and themes presented by two successors to St. Peter. Some of the subdivisions are entitled "The faith of Abraham, The faith of Israel and the fullness of Christian faith" so name a few. The Light of Faith puts forth in an easy to read and understand manner the idea that "Faith is the means by which man encounters the living God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit". The book is a hardcover book with 111 pages that ends with a beautiful and meaningful prayer to Mary as Mother of Our Faith.

Lumen Fidei, The Light of Faith Pope Francis Hardcover