#DisarmingBeauty

Poland: That "disarming beauty” that attracts

Current EventsMiłosz Greszta

The presentation of the Polish edition of Julián Carrón's book in Wrocław. In the hall of the University of Economics, filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi, Bishop Andrzej Siemieniewski and Professor Bogusław Fiedor spoke in dialogue.

From the right, Bogusław Fiedor, Andrzej Siemieniewski and Krzysztof Zanussi
Carrón (L) and Farouq. Photo by J. Luis Rodríguez Torrego

The Seeds of a Presence

WorldWael Farouq

The Arabic translation of Julián Carrón’s Disarming Beauty was presented on December 26 at Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt. But what made it possible for the proposal of the book to reach the heart of the Islamic world?

The audience before the event. Photo by J. Luis Rodríguez Torrego.
Fr. Julián Carrón (left) and Favio Chávez

Paraguay: What Reawakens the Heart?

Current EventsSergio Noe and Gustavo Olmedo

The Spanish edition of "Disarming Beauty" was presented in Asunción by Father Carrón with Estela Ruíz Díaz and Favio Chávez. It was an intense dialogue, with many questions and no shortcuts.

(L-R) Carrón, Favio Chávez, Estela Ruíz Díaz, and Luca Cernuzzi
Fr. John Rutten

Following the Ones God Has Given Me

US, UK and MoreJohn Rutten

Fr. John Rutten's witness from the 2018 National Diaconia revolves around his experience working on "Disarming Beauty" with new unexpected friends.

Julián Carrón and Rowan Williams

Cambridge: "Disarming Beauty" Presented on Rowan Williams’ Home Ground

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini

“The real issue is to learn to be creatures.” Magdalene College hosted a dialogue between Julián Carrón and the great theologian and former leader of the Anglican Church. They discussed topics ranging from education to the role of Christians in society.

The audience at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth and Freedom

Disarming Beauty a 2017 Indie Finalist

Current Events

Fr. Julián Carrón's "Disarming Beauty" was selected as a 2017 Foreword Reviews Indies Award Finalist in the Religion category.

Foreword Indies Book Of The Year Awards.
Your woman looks out a window. Via Flickr

Faith and Reason

CulturePilar Rahola

“In the midst of the deterioration of values and vicious conflicts that assail humankind, I think that the presence of believers is indispensable for society.” A commentary by Pilar Rahola, who presented "Disarming Beauty" with Julián Carrón in May.

Pilar Rahola. Photo by Mossos via Flickr
Fr. Julián Carrón at the University of Notre Dame. Courtesy of Center for Ethics and Culture

Traveling Companions

Current EventsJosé Medina

Julián Carrón’s eight-day tour across the U.S. and Canada to share the “disarming beauty” of the faith saw encounters with atheists, believers, and people from many different cultures.

True dialogue respects deeply held beliefs of others, say speakers

From the PressBeth Griffin

"True dialogue happens in appreciation for each other’s intimate convictions.'" Father Julián Carrón partook in the panel on interreligious dialogue at the United Nations Headquarters alongside Archbishop Bernardito Auza and Amitai Etzioni.

Fr. Julián Carrón

Disarming Beauty: The Place of Faith

Current EventsMattia Ferraresi

In the outpost of the post-Christian world, the perspective of Disarming Beauty by Julián Carrón inserted itself into the American debate over the role of Christians, often poised between "culture wars" and isolation. From the September Traces.

Disarming Beauty featured on The National Catholic Reporter.
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio. Via Wikimedia Commons

Disarming Beauty Review

From the PressAlessandro Rovati

"Christianity ... is the encounter with the person of Jesus, the mystery who entered into history to become a companion to human beings and respond to their structural need for happiness." Disarming Beauty is reviewed on Reading Religion.

Descent into Hell and Resurrection by Marko Ivan Rupnik and Centro Aletti artists via Wikimedia Commons

The Christian Encounter

From the PressThomas S. Hibbs

"Carrón points out that many of the truths we have held for some time to be self-evident became obvious only after the advent of Christianity; with its current decline, so too goes the obviousness." Disarming Beauty is reviewed by National Review.

Disarming Beauty is Work of Evangelization for our Time

From the PressMichael Sean Winters

"At a time when religious fanaticism perpetrates the grossest offenses against humankind, it takes courage to posit that our Christian faith is reasonable only if it is 'without reservation.'" Michael Winters reviewed Julián Carrón's Disarming Beauty.

Fr. Julián Carrón. Photo by Margerita Daho

Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom

From the PressVatican Insider Staff

"Carrón treats in very real and concrete ways what is essential to maintaining and developing Christian faith." Vatican Insider reviewed Fr. Julián Carrón's Disarming Beauty.

Video of Carrón & Rahola (Subtitled in English)

Current Events

Presentation in Barcelona on Disarming Beauty. Fr. Julian Carrón and Pilar Rahola dialogue about the book. "My head exploded. The book provoked, seduced irritated, interrogated and conquered me..."