Following up on his acclaimed Redeemer in the Womb, John Saward returns to the mystery of Christ's Incarnation. He draws upon the rich traditions of the Church, as well as the writings of the great Christian mystics, to create a work that is both new and old, revolutionary and orthodox. This profoundly moving meditation will aid any contemplation on the life of Christ.
The subject of this book is the objective and divinely revealed truth of the Nativity of Christ, as proclaimed by His infallible and immaculate Bride. It is the splendor of this truth, of “Love’s noon in Nature’s night”, which for two millennia has captivated the Fathers and Schoolmen, and activated the genius of poets, painters, and musicians. Illustrated with eight color paintings.
“Combines Saward’s usual profundity and precision with a treasure-trove of texts from the tradition. A comphrehensive exposition of the Christmas mystery. Anyone wanting to know the true meaning of the Incarnation and Christmas need look no further.”
—Aidan Nichols, O.P., Author, Looking at the Liturgy
“A profound theological meditation on the Incarnation as an anticipation of the joy in heaven.”
—Fr. Kenneth Baker, Editor, Homiletic and Pastoral Review
“John Saward is on my very short list of preeminently important twentieth-century Catholic writers. His writing is always profound, original, and clear.”
—Thomas Howard, Author, On Being Catholic