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The Sabbath of History William Congdon: With Meditations on Holy Week By Joseph Ratzinger


Believers and n-believers alike recognize that the hours between Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday speak of fundamental aspects of every person's experience. This time is the Sabbath of History , the metaphor of reality poised between death and beauty, love and grief.The Sabbath of History brings together the reflections of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on Holy Week and the paintings of American artist William Congdon, a leading exponent of Action Painting in the 50s and a convert to Catholicism. The result is a unique meditation on the human condition as well as an exploration of one artist's journey toward expression.