"This book is a must for seminary teachers of theology, though I believe all teachers of Catholic theology would benefit from it. The book, and the vision behind it, refuses to dissociate theology from prayer. Keating's vision stretches our intellects in the direction of adoration. If you love theology, you will want to read and meditate on this gem of a book."
Deacon Owen F. Cummings
Regents' Professor of Theology, Mount Angel Seminary
“Keating articulates a vision of theological formation that is at once rigorously thorough-going and prayerfully contemplative. In fact, a main theological contribution of his book is exemplifying how this is too often perceived tension need not truly be such, since theology that is prayerful is more - not less - reasonable.”
William C. Mattison III, Ph.D.
The Catholic University of America
“James Keating illustrates in a profound way how seminaries should teach theology. This book will become a seminal work for those teaching in Catholic seminaries.”
Father Mark A. Latcovich, Ph.D.
President, MATS, Chair, Seminary Department of NCEA
"James Keating's book provides a way forward in the skill and art of teaching seminary theology and leaving behind dry and dusty methods. Here he recovers an approach that unites theology to prayer, academia to spirituality, and contemplation with mission. I recommend this book to seminary professors as a guide to forming their own hearts, and those of their students, in the mind and heart of Christ."
George Cardinal Pell
Archbishop of Sydney
“Very seldom does one think of the role of a seminary theologian as its own calling. Dr. James Keating, in a profound and moving theological reflection, scopes out the contours of just such a vocation. In doing so, he explains how the theological enterprise fosters holiness and where theological discipline and discovery turn into prayer. This is a very important work, a voice crying in the wilderness, but it is now being heard.”
The Most Reverend David Ricken
Bishop of Green Bay, WI
“This book reminds those of us in seminary work that our objective in teaching theology must be to inform the spiritual and pastoral lives of the seminarian. For the seminarian, theology is personal, and not simply an academic discipline. Dr. Keating shares a beautiful, relevant, and realistic vision for seminary faculty, one that will be appreciated by faculty and seminarian alike. I highly recommend this book.”
Carmina Magnusen Chapp, Ph.D.
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
“Resting on the Heart of Christ provides a welcome antidote to the mentality that theology is some kind of pure science disconnected from spirituality and unrelated to grace. Keating argues that theologians should integrate theological study, teaching, and our personal call to worship and in so doing allow the heart of Christ to enter our mission.”
Tracey Rowland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne