Who is an apostle? While the New Testament seems to only include
Paul with the Twelve, many passages expand the meaning. It is that
expanded meaning that Phyllis Zagano uses to name twelve apostles
from the twentieth century, with the hope that by examining their
lives others will be encouraged to live similarly.
In "Twentieth-Century Apostles," Zagano explains that many
apostles never received their commission directly from Jesus in the
flesh, but were both called and sent by the living Jesus in their
souls. Like Paul, they never claimed to be apostles, but their
right to be known as such is based on their living the common
characteristics of an apostle: personal election by Jesus and
personal experience of the living Jesus, in life (as with the
Twelve) or in the resurrection (as with Paul). They proclaim the
risen Lord and carry on the tradition. They are the basic
constitutive elements of the Church.
Zagano selects twelve apostles from the twentieth century whose
lives and writings portray both their deep relationship with God
and their intense involvement with the world around them. In
"Twentieth-Century Apostles" she examines those lives and writings
by devoting a chapter to each of the twelve apostles she has
selected Charles de Foucald, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Giovanni
Battista Montini (Pal VI), Dorothy Day, Jessica Powers, Franz
Jagerstatter, Teresa of Calcutta, Thomas Merton, Roger of Taiz e,
Oscar Romero, Jean Vanier, and Thea Bowman.
The apostles in "Twentieth-Century Apostles" span this century,
as historical records of our progress and as predictors of times to
come. Called and sent, they lead us all in lives of prayer and
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!