One of the first tasks undertaken by the Historical Institute has been the preparation of the complete works of St. Josemaria. This task is being carried out with a rigorous scientific approach. The study of the existing material has led to the division of the project into five series which will be:
- Series I: Published works
- Series II: Unpublished works
- Series III: Collected letters
- Series IV: Manuscripts
- Series V: Oral preaching
Camino (The Way)
This volume offers a detailed analysis of the origin and theological value of each of the 999 considerations which make up The Way. A biography of the author is also included together with an account of the writing of the book and a literary and structural analysis of the work.
Now available after a seven year translation effort The Way: Critical-Historical Edition arrives in a hardback English-language edition that totals 1173 pages. This work brings out the interesting and little-known background to The Way’s 999 points, including the specific events in the life of its author, St. Josemaría Escrivá. It also explains the historical and cultural influences on the work. The book shows the text in translated English followed by an explanatory note on each point, as well as the original Spanish text and footnotes linking it to other points. This edition also includes chapters on the origins, editing, and publishing history of The Way and its predecessor, Spiritual Considerations, and editorial notes on the different editions of The Way.
Santo Rosario (Holy Rosary)
Conversaciones con Mons. Escrivá de Balaguer (Conversations with Mons. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer)
Es Cristo que pasa (Christ is passing by)
Fourth volume in the Collection of the Complete Works, contains eighteen homilies by the founder of Opus Dei together with an extensive historical-theological commentary and copious textual analysis notes. More than one hundred introductory pages are dedicated to the reconstruction of the history surrounding St. Josemaria´s first book of homilies. The homilies are placed in context and new information is made available on the activity of St. Josemaría as a writer and a preacher. At the same time, each homily has its own historical-theological introduction.
Antonio Aranda is a mathematics graduate and holds a Ph.D. in Theology. He has been Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Navarre for more than twenty years and he is also visiting Professor at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce (Rome).
Edición crítico-histórica preparada por María Blanco y María del Mar Martín
Madrid, Rialp, 2016.
This represents volume 5 in the collection of the Complete Works of Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. The authors have done a thorough critical analysis and legal-historical commentary of the original text which was first published in 1944 by the founder of Opus Dei. The subject matter of St. Josemaría Escrivá’s theological-juridical study was the quasi-episcopal jurisdiction exercised for centuries by the abbess of this Burgos monastery. The study was the result of a careful study of original sources and documents, moreover it was enriched and enlivened, as the author himself points out in the prologue of the first edition, with anecdotes which are to be found throughout the book.
María Blanco is a professor of State Ecclesiastical Law at the University of Navarre, she is author of five monographs with historical-legal content as well as numerous articles and she is a member of the Scientific Committee of several journals and a member of the Spanish Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation.
María del Mar Martín is a permanent lecturer of State Ecclesiastical Law at the University of Almería, author of numerous works of Canon, State and Comparative Law.
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