By What Authority?

Foundations for Understanding Authority in the Church


Author: Richard R. Gaillardetz

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 081468789X

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 4394

Few topics are as important, and as controversial, as the proper role and exercise of authority in the Roman Catholic Church. Inspired by Pope Francis's bold rereading and determined implementation of the teaching of Vatican II, Richard Gaillardetz has completely revised and expanded his book By What Authority? It offers a helpful introduction to the nature and forms of church authority and their relationship to authentic Christian belief and discipleship. Gaillardetz offers theologically clear and pastorally insightful considerations of: · the character of divine revelation, the authority of Scripture and tradition · the role of the pope and bishops in preserving the Christian faith · the levels of church teaching authority, the central faith witness of all the baptized · the possibility of disagreements with church teaching, and the proper relationship between theologians, the magisterium, and the whole people of God · the authority of the believing community and the controversial questions regarding the possibility of disagreeing with church teaching.

Christ and the Catholic Priesthood

Ecclesial Hierarchy and the Pattern of the Trinity


Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781595250292

Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 5829

The Ratzinger Reader

Mapping a Theological Journey


Author: Joseph Ratzinger,Pope Benedict XVI

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567032140

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 1890

`An invaluable, unique resource for readers of Roman Catholic theology' PHILIP ENDEAN, S.J., CAMPION HALL, OXFORD, UK `First as a theologian, then bishop and later the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Joseph Ratzinger is often thought to have moved steadily to the right. In this collection, Gerard Mannion and Lieven Boeve dispel such easy generalizations. With judiciously chosen and suitably lengthy extracts from Ratzinger's writings, accompanied by helpful editorial comments, these two leading European Catholic theologians demonstrate the continuity of the one Ratzinger and consequently shed light on the complexity of his present-day role as Pope. Anyone who wishes to understand better the current face of Roman theology is greatly in their debt.' PAUL LAKELAND, FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY, USA `An indispensable guide for understanding the theology of Joseph Ratzinger. Ratzinger insists that his theological opinions are distinct from his official positions as prefect and pope, but this collection shows otherwise. A very personal theology has become the official theology of the church.'---BRADFORD HINZE, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, USA `Anyone attempting to gain serious familiarity with the theology of Joseph Ratzinger will find this book invaluable. It is not just a conventional reader but a uniquely structured, signposted guide through the terrain of Ratzinger's theology as a whole. It comes at exactly the right time in emerging Ratzinger scholarship, providing a pathway for the uninitiated as well as a compact one-volume resource for those who are further along the road. I recommend it highly.'-JAMES CORKERY, S.J., MILLTOWN INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY, DUBLIN, IRELAND

When the Magisterium Intervenes

The Magisterium and Theologians in Today's Church : Includes a Case Study on the Doctrinal Investigation of Elizabeth Johnson


Author: Richard R. Gaillardetz

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814680542

Category: Religion

Page: 295

View: 1213

Catholicism has always recognized the need for a normative doctrinal teaching authority. Yet the character, scope, and exercise of that authority, what has come to be called the magisterium, has changed significantly over two millennia. This book gathers contributions from leading Catholic scholars in considering new factors that must be taken into account as we consider the church's official teaching authority in today's postmodern context. Noted experts in their fields cover many intriguing topics here, including the investigation of theologians that has occurred in recent years, canonical perspectives on such investigations, the role that women religious have played in these issues, the place of the media when problems arise, and possible future ways forward The book concludes with "The Elizabeth Johnson Dossier," a selection of documents essential to understanding the case of Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, whose work was recently the subject of severe criticism by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.Contributors include Bradford Hinze, James Coriden, Colleen Mallon, Ormond Rush, Gerard Mannion, Anthony Godzieba, Vincent Miller, Richard Gaillardetz, and Elizabeth Johnson.

Catholicism at the crossroads

how the laity can save the church


Author: Paul Lakeland

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: 9780826428103

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

View: 5495

Paul Lakeland popularizes ideas about the contemporary American Catholic Church that he had previously treated in a much more academic way in several earlier books

The Local Church

Tillard and the Future of Catholic Ecclesiology


Author: Christopher Ruddy

Publisher: Herder & Herder

ISBN: 9780824523473

Category: Religion

Page: 259

View: 4753

Is the true meaning of Catholicism found in the papacy, which should establish the framework for the entire church? Or does Catholicism exist primarily in individual dioceses and parishes, each with their own practices and theologies? Christopher Ruddy uses the thought of Tillard, Congar, and others to offer a revitalized understanding of Church identity and authority.

An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective


Author: Stephen B. Bevans

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 4402

This is a comprehensive guide to doing theology as part of the Catholic ecclesial community in today's global world. The book bears the hallmark of Bevans's work and experience teaching and doing pastorial work on five continents, bringing together insights garnered over a lifetime.

Since My Last Confession

A Gay Catholic Memoir


Author: Scott Pomfret

Publisher: Arcade Pub


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3556

Presents a personal account by a Catholic homosexual who describes his lesser-known work as an erotica author, his relationship with his atheist partner, and the life lessons he learned from a gay priest.

Freut euch und jubelt

Apostolisches Schreiben "Gaudete et exsultate" über den Ruf zur Heiligkeit in der Welt von heute


Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451814765

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 2449

Franziskus fordert gerne einmal "Gesichter von freudigen Menschen", der Papst hält Freude für ein zentrales Element im Leben. Das hat er in seinen Werken, Ansprachen und Predigten immer wieder klargemacht. In seinem Lehrschreiben "Freut euch und jubelt" formuliert er neue Gedanken dazu und verbindet sie auf originelle Weise mit dem Begriff der "Heiligkeit". Heiligkeit als etwas, zu dem jeder von uns berufen ist, zu einem erfüllten und gelingenden Leben. Franziskus spricht über unseren konkreten Alltag, über die Herausforderungen und Sorgen, aber eben auch eine Freude, die das Leben durchzieht und trägt. Die Gedanken des Papstes sind ein kostbarer Schlüssel zum Evangelium, das als Botschaft nicht nur froh, sondern auch Freude macht, und das Franziskus uns so neu aufschließt. Sein persönliches Lob der "Mittelschicht der Heiligkeit", eine päpstliche Ode an die Freude und ein inspirierendes Werk für alle - Christen und Nichtchristen.

A Primer on Divine Revelation

Scripture and Tradition


Author: Dwight P. Campbell,Midwest Theological Forum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890177065

Category: Bible

Page: 78

View: 868

Jesus von Nazareth - was er wollte, wer er war


Author: Gerhard Lohfink

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451338890

Category: Religion

Page: 550

View: 6171

Wer war Jesus? Ein Prophet? Davon gab es viele. Ein Wunderheiler? Ein Sozialrevolutionär? Ein Weisheitslehrer? Auch davon gab und gibt es viele. Gerhard Lohfink fragt, was das Einmalige des Jesus von Nazaret ausmacht, er fragt nach dem Mehr, konkret nach dem Selbstbewusstsein Jesu, nach dem Anspruch, mit dem Jesus auftrat, nach dem, was er wirklich wollte. Das Ergebnis ist ein neues Bild des Jesus von Nazaret, überzeugend, vertiefend und in ausnehmend gut lesbarer Sprache geschrieben. Eine Bereicherung für alle, denen Christsein etwas bedeutet.

The creeds of Christendom


Author: Philip Schaff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783743322608


Page: 568

View: 1309

The creeds of Christendom ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1877. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

Freiheit und Vernunft


Author: Richard Mervyn Hare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518280577


Page: 254

View: 1125

Jeder, der vor einem ernsten moralischen Problem steht, weiss, dass es sein eigenes Problem ist und dass ihm niemand die Beantwortung desselben abnehmen kann. Dennoch ist die Beantwortung moralischer Fragen nicht willkürlich: wir spüren vielmehr, dass es von ausschlaggebender Bedeutung ist, welche Antwort wir geben, und dass wir bei der Aufgabe, eine Antwort zu finden, unsere rationale Fähigkeiten bis an die Grenzen des Möglichen einsetzen sollten. Auf diese (scheinbare) Antinomie von Freiheit und Vernunft lassen sich fast alle zentralen Auseinandersetzungen in der Moralphilosphie zurückführen.