Monday, February 21, 2011

Paulist Press - What in the World are you Thinking?

Paulist Press is a (Catholic?) publishing company. Paulist sends me their catalogs, although they should feel free to stop doing so. Here is a review from one other featured books:

Revisioning Theology - A Mythic Approach to Religion - by Norvene Vest

"Re-visioning theology proposes a contemporary mythic approach to theology that offers a way of living faithfully in the midst of the tension and uncertainty of changing times.
This book offers a composite mythic theology to rebalance the rational, heroic ego, with the imaginal, erotic/creative soul. Theological imagination is the first element, including Jungian active imagination, James Hillman's soul archetypes, and Sufi mysticism's imaginal realm where God and human embrace.
Second, a feminist approach to fullness of life for both women and men affirms the unity of physical and spiritual, the dignity of every person in a community of equals, and the impact of God images in daily human life.
Finally, Paul Ricouer's philosophy demonstrates the value of an "open" philosophical system, where the experience of mystery continually draws participants into "possible" worlds.
This engaging book is written in a tone and style that is academically sound as well as an inspiring challenge to live into an openness born of critical thought and compassionate response

Wowsers!! Ms. Vest - place whatever you are smoking on the ground and slowly back away from the drum circle. Thank you, Paulist Press and Ms. Vest for showing us what theology looks like when it has been completely unhinged from any faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Let us continue to learn about our Faith - the only thing that will save the world is Truth. Pray for Paulist Press and Ms. Vest and all the people who masquerade as theologians.

Thanks, Paulist, for the brochures, but I think I'll stick to St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict, John Paul II, the Church Fathers, St. Bonaventure, St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Terese of Lisieux, St. John Vianney, St. Dominic, St. Francis, St. Charles Borromeo, St. John Bosco, St. Augustine, and the thousands of other saints who have written from the heart of the Magisterium and who have led countless others to the Truth.


  1. I started calling them Saulist Press some years ago. The are St. Paul that has gotten back on the horse and started persecuting Christians again.

  2. The line about putting down the reefer and backing away from the drum circle still cracks me up after reading it for the second time. Nice! While it's a funny comment, it probably bears some truth to it after reading that garbage she wrote.

  3. If I'm not mistaken, Norvene Vest is Episcopalian, or at least she was when she wrote Preferring Christ.