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Mystical Marriage between Christ & the Church, Ephesians 5:22-32

Joseph Pearce |
January 7, 2009 No Comments

Marcus welcomes friend Joseph Pearce, who is a former neo-Nazi turned Catholic through coming to know great Christian literature. Joseph’s new book Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love details his conversion from white-supremacist to coming to know a merciful savior.

Joseph discusses this passage in light go the last verse: “This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.” Christ is both the Bride of Christ AND the Mystical Body of Christ — the two will become one flesh. He talks from the point of view of a former atheist/agnostic/neo-Nazi regarding the feminist and  post-Enlightenment objections to these verses.

Resource mentioned:

Small is Still Beautiful: Economics as if Families Mattered by Joseph Pearce


Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce is Writer in Residence and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH. He is a renowned biographer whose books include Candles in the Dark: The Authorized Biography of Fr. Ho Lung, Missionaries of the Poor (Saint Benedict Press, 2012); Through Shakespeare s Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays (Ignatius Press, 2010); and Tolkien: Man and Myth, a Literary Life (HarperCollins, 1998). He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Higher Education from Thomas More College for the Liberal Arts and the Pollock Award for Christian Biography. He is co-editor of the St. Austin Review, editor-in-Chief of Ignatius Press Critical Editions, and editor-in-Chief of Sapientia Press. His biography, Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love, details his conversion from white-supremacist to coming to know a merciful savior.


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