The Power to Become Children by R. Andrew Newman

The Power to Become Children

The Way of the Lamb: The Spirit of Childhood and the End of the Age
by John Saward
San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999
(170 pages; $13.95, paper)

by R. Andrew Newman

The sin of the century is the sin against the child,” writes John Saward, a professor of theology at the International Theological Institute in Austria. “The tears of Rachel have become an ocean.” In The Way of the Lamb, Saward draws upon the work of four great Catholic thinkers of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. St. Thérèse of Lisieux, G. K. Chesterton, Charles Péguy, Georges Bernanos, and Hans Urs von Balthasar defended and celebrated the child, both the childhood of chronological years and the spiritual childhood to which all Christians are called.

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