"When I first read the essay in this volume - Robert Imbelli's vision of theology as 'love seeking understanding' through personal encounter with the divinely revealed mysteries - I thought that this volume should be required reading for this essay alone. Then I discovered the other seven essays, each offering further riches, so I say: 'Read this book and share it with others; it will light a spiritual fire that will renew seminaries and through them, parishes and the world."
Matthew Levering, PhD
The James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr. Chair of Theology
"This book is essential, illuminating reading for anyone involved in the formation of clergy - and of theologians, too. The noted authors insist that the formation of clergy must weave together theology and spirituality, contemplation and action, doctrine and life. They offer an intelligent, attractive vision of priestly formation centered on the newness of Christ, integrative of heart and mind, and rooted in a life of prayer and study. A religion of the 'Word made flesh' demands no less."
Christopher Ruddy, PhD
Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
The Catholic University of America