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Christocentrism and the Philosophy of History
by Msgr. Eugene Kevane.
©2003 The Miriam Press. All Rights Reserved

Jesus Christ is our Lord and our Savior, our only hope. St. Peter in Acts 4.12 puts it plainly: ‘Of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved.’ Who else will raise us on the Last Day?

“Jesus Christ is ‘The Redeemer of Man,’ as the present Successor of St. Peter explains fully in his first Encyclical. ‘Revelation tells of a creating and redeeming God,’ Pope John Paul II says in his Apostolic Exhortation on Catechetics, ‘whose Son has come among us in our flesh, and enters not only into each individual’s personal history, but into human history itself, becoming its Center.’

“Therefore, Jesus Christ is the Lord of History. Therefore, this book concerns not just scholars, not just novices and seminarians, not just catechists, not just priests and religious, but every Catholic and indeed every Christian in all the Churches.” [From the back cover, original edition]

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As special consultant to Elias Friedman, OCD, Msgr. Kevane was responsible for getting the Association of Hebrew Catholics started in the United States. Both men shared the view that a major sign of our times was the historic apostasy of the once-Christian Gentile peoples. Msgr. Kevane gave us The Lord of History as his study of this apostasy.

Because of the importance of Msgr. Kevane’s work, and its relationship to Fr. Elias’ thesis, we intend to reprint this book as soon as possible. Until then, we are happy to make the manuscript available on our web site. A copy of this manuscript may be made for personal use only. All other reproduction is prohibited.

Notes concerning references for this online edition.

a. In each chapter, footnotes are numbered beginning with the number “1”. The footnotes themselves retain the footnote number as it was in the book.

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  • You are my witnesses (Is. 43:10)  •  You shall be my witnesses (Acts 1:8)