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Books by Timothy Radcliffe, OP
(Alphabetic order) with other authors where noted

Christians and Sexuality in the Time of AIDS
Timothy Radcliffe, Lytta Basset, Eric Fassin, and John Bowden

When AIDS was first identified, the Christian right immediately declared that this was God's punishment of promiscuous gays. But HIV and AIDS also spread amongst the heterosexual community and worked its devastating way through the African continent. HIV/AIDS now also poses a huge challenge to India, which has more than five million people living with HIV/AIDS. And yet The Vatican still condemns the use of contraceptives in any circumstances.

Here a group of progressive Christians face the fundamental issues full on. Christians and Sexuality in the Time of AIDS seeks to explore issues of theology, sexuality and Christian ethics and includes contributions from Antoine Lion, Eric Fassin, Abdon Goudjo And Jean-Louis Vilde.

Just One Year
A Global Treasury of Prayer and Worship
by Timothy Radcliffe, OP

An indispensable resource for individuals, groups, and parishes who wish to include poor communities throughout the world in their prayer and worship.

An international publishing event, this new edition of prayers from all corners of the globe, compiled by Fr. Timothy Radcliffe and sponsored by Christian Aid and Just One World (CAFOD), will inspire individuals and nurture Christian communities throughout the United States.

The prayers and devotions come from the Bible and from saints such as Augustine, poets such as Tagore, role models such as Mother Teresa, writers such as Henri Nouwen, peacemaking organizations such as Hunger for Justice, and ordinary people such as Iris Perez, a religion teacher in New York.

The book begins with Advent, awaiting the birth of Christ, and then makes its way through Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, the Ascension and Pentecost. It can be picked up at any time of the year.


I Call You Friends
by Timothy Radcliffe, OP

Call You Friends falls into two parts. In the first half, Father Radcliffe writes of his own life, from a privileged childhood and education at Downside to his calling to a life of poverty as a Dominican friar. The second half consists of addresses and talks the author has given to a range of audiences, from Manila to Prague to Mexico. In all of them, Father Radcliffe talks of fundamental religious truths in a manner which is potent yet undogmatic.
Paperback: 288 pages
Continuum International
Publishing Group;
2nd Rep edition (March 2004)
ISBN: 0826472621

Seven Last Words
by Timothy Radcliffe, OP

The Seven Words from the Cross are the focus of Christian meditation through the ages. Set to music by Haydn, they epitomise the depth of Jesus's human expereience and thus speak most profoundly to the human condition. Each meditation is illustrated with a picture of Christ on the Cross. Many are old masters;some more modern. The object is to lead the reader deeply into prayer and contemplation. But there is nothing fusty about Radcliffe's text. Whatever he writes is a breath of fresh air and these meditations are modern and contemporary in their reference. There are also many autobiographical touches which make these meditations more personal. This is perfect Lent reading by a spiritual master and one of the few Christian prophets in our time.
Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: Burns & Oates (March 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 0860123979

What Is the Point of Being a Christian?
Winner 2007 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing

by Timothy Radcliffe, OP

A Christian is pointed towards God, who is the point of everything. If one thinks of religion as just 'useful' then one has reduced it to another consumer product. But if we are pointed to God, this should make a difference to how we live. Christians are usually no better than anyone else, but their lives should be marked by distinctive forms of hope, happiness and courage.

Shot through with humour, friendship and wisdom, the pages of this book outline a manner of living which is at once faithful to the teachings of Jesus and rooted in the tradition of the Church and at the same time responsive to the turbulence of the modern world.

Paperback: 224 pages
Burns & Oates
(January 13, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN: 0860123693

Sing a New Song: The Christian Vocation
by Timothy Radcliffe, OP

Sixteen letters and addresses are here arranged in four sections:
'The Gospel in the World'; 'Letters to the Dominican Order'; 'The Identity of Religious Life'; and 'Living the Gospel'. Includes the Synod address 'Jurassic Park and Last Supper', and the letters Vowed to Mission, Wellspring of Hope, Freedom and Responsibility, Promise of Life, and Initial Formation.

Since the time of St Dominic, more than 800 years ago, Dominicans have been living and sharing the message of the Gospel. Today thousands of sisters, nuns, priests, brothers, associates, and laity serve in more than 100 countries around the globe.
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