By Ernst Burkhart and Javier López
This first of a three-volume spiritual theology provides a deeper, enriched presentation of the teaching of St. Josemaría on the vocation to holiness in ordinary life, as lived out by lay faithful and secular clergy. The introduction provides an historical and theological context for the three parts of this first volume. The first part deals with the ultimate end of Christian life, the second part develops the subject of the Christian as a free child of God, and the third part explains the spiritual means to use in order to reach our end in God. Indexed and with extensive new quotations from the writings of St. Josemaría Escrivá. The present work, in three volumes, is the first attempt to gather together systematically the whole of St. Josemaría’s message about the sanctification of professional work and all daily life
Ernst Burkhart (born in Vienna, 1945) and Javier López (born in Madrid, 1949) are priests of the Prelature of Opus Dei. Both have been theology professors at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Both knew St. Josemaría Escrivá and lived in Rome with him in the 1970s.