The Rosary by Garry Wills

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In an age when self -help methods abound and meditation is a common prescriptive, Garry Wills-one of the most respected writers on religious topics today-offers an extraordinary journey through one of the oldest aids to spiritual contemplation. Drawing together history and readings from scripture, Wills explains the beads on the rosary and the moments in Christ's life they represent, illustrating each mystery with a stunning Tintoretto painting. The result is an illuminating and poignant exploration of the power of prayer that will edify and inspire readers.


About Garry Wills

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GARRY WILLS has written many acclaimed works and is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is professor emeritus of history at Northwestern University and lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Published October 31, 2006 by Penguin Books. 208 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, History. Non-fiction

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In particular, he affirms the special status of Mary—accepting yet concerned about her son’s mission—against those who see her as a distraction from understanding Christ: “From the early struggles with heresy, it was her role to stand between some who thought Christ not fully human and some who t...

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People from many other religions pray the rosary, and Christians of any denomination will enjoy this book that delves into the life of Christ and makes us feel as though we are there.

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As one says each subdivision of beads, they relate to aspects of Christ's life: five glad events — annunciation, visitation, nativity, presentation in the Temple and finding in the Temple;

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