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

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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

Catholics at a Crossroads

Coverup, Crisis, and Cure


Author: Eileen P. Flynn

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616406208

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 9045

The sexual molestation of minors by priests and the way the church hierarchy tries to cover up the situation, is a great crisis in the church. This volume offers a penetrating analysis of how the unthinkable happened and what exactly the Catholic Church needs to do to remedy the situation. (Catholicism)

Christian Political Activism at the Crossroads


Author: William R. Stevenson, Jr.

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819194114

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 7295

This volume illumines the discussion being carried on between the religious right with its concern for moral responsibility in politics and the issue-oriented activists who are concerned with how Christians in America address human-rights and hunger issues. By bringing together both Christian scholars and activists from nearly all points of the political continuum, this book offers a rare glimpse into the reality of Christian diversity on the political task. The media often suggests a monist interpretation of 'Christian politics.' This book shows both the vitality and plurality of Christian politics in America. The book covers the historical background, activist perspectives, organizational structures, and participant characteristics with essays by Frank Roberts, David O'Brien, Ruth Tucker, James Reichley, Delton Franz, Betty Coats, Lucille Taylor, Bruce Buursma, Robert Zwier, Allen Hertzke, James Guth, Lyman Kellstedt, Corwin Smidt, Stephen Monsma and concludes with a suggestion of a new direction by James Skillen of the Association for Public Justice.

Christianity at the Cross-Roads


Author: George Tyrrell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597529761

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 8387

Contents Part I: Christianity and Catholicism 1 Modernism and Tradition 2 Various Forms of Modernism 3 The Old Orthodoxy 4 The New Orthodoxy 5 Newman's Theory of Development 6 First Results of New Testament Criticism 7 The Christ of Liberal Protestantism 8 The Christ of Eschatology 9 The Christ of Catholicism 10 The Abiding Value of the Apocalyptic Idea 11 The Truth-Value of Visions 12 The Apocalyptic Vision of Christ 13 The Apocalyptic Vision and the Catholic Church Part II: Christianity and Religion 1 Exclusiveness and Tolerance 2 The Unification of Religion 3 The Science of Religions 4 Character of an Universal Religion 5 The Religion and Personality of Jesus 6 The Church and Its Future

Protestant Theology at the Crossroads

How to Face the Crucial Tasks for Theology in the Twenty-First Century


Author: Gerhard Sauter

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802840345

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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In an atmosphere of growing skepticism and discouragement, what hope has theology for the future, and what sources might deliver that hope? In this astute analysis of Protestant theology today, Gerhard Sauter sets himself to help theology answer critical questions and accomplish crucial tasks in order to move forward with hope. Protestant Theology at the Crossroads examines contextual theology, in which particular cultural heritages, race and gender, economic conditions, and the structure of social life inform the teachings of the faith rather than vice versa. How, for example, do we approach the crisis in American self-understanding caused by terrorism? Do changes in European politics alter our theological perceptions? Sauter argues that dogmatics -- properly understood as the process of theological reasoning that supports the life of the church -- can and should be used as the tool to save theology. Dogmatics, he says, can break through pious isolationism and converge with genuine public theology, leading to the church's understanding of its own essence.

Liberation Theology at the Crossroads

Democracy or Revolution?


Author: Paul E. Sigmund

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195344936

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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Liberation theology originated in Catholic Latin America at the end of the 1960s in response to prevalent conditions of poverty and oppression. Its basic tenet was that it is the primary duty of the church to seek to promote social and economic justice. Since that time it has grown in influence, spreading to other areas of the Third World, along with bitter controversy about its ties to Marxist ideology and violent revolution. Drawing on both English and Spanish sources, this critical study examines the history, method, and doctrines of liberation theology. Sigmund considers the movement's origins in political circumstances in Latin America and provides case studies of its role in such events as the revolution and counter-revolution in Chile, and in the revolutionary movements in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Examining the thought of major liberation theologians, as well as the critical responses of the Vatican, Sigmund shows that liberation theology is a complex phenomenon, comprising a variety of kinds and degrees of radicalism. He discerns a general trend away from the Marxist rhetoric that has often characterized the movement in the past and towards the kind of grassroots populist reform typified by the Basic Christian Communities Movement.

The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church


Author: Gerard Mannion,Lewis S. Mudge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134190158

Category: Religion

Page: 704

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The nature and story of the Christian church is immensely important to theology students and scholars alike. Written by an international team of distinguished scholars, this comprehensive book introduces students to the fundamental historical, systematic, moral and ecclesiological aspects of the study of the church, as well as serving as a resource for scholars engaging in ecclesiological debates on a wide variety of issues. It divides into six parts: the church in its historical context the different denominational traditions global perspectives methods and debates in ecclesiology key concepts and themes ecclesiology and other disciplines: social sciences, philosophy, literature and film. Authoritative, accessible and easily navigable, this book is indispensable for everyone interested in the nature and history of the Christian Church.

The Assemblies of God at the Crossroads

Charisma and Institutional Dilemmas


Author: Margaret M. Poloma

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870496073

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

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Clinical Ethics at the Crossroads of Genetic and Reproductive Technologies


Author: Sorin Hostiuc

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128137657

Category: Medical

Page: 431

View: 4892

Clinical Ethics at the Crossroads of Genetic and Reproductive Technologies offers thorough discussions on preconception carrier screening, genetic engineering and the use of CRISPR gene editing, mitochondrial gene replacement therapy, sex selection, predictive testing, secondary findings, embryo reduction and the moral status of the embryo, genetic enhancement, and the sharing of genetic data. Chapter contributions from leading bioethicists and clinicians encourage a global, holistic perspective on applied challenges and the moral questions relating the implementation of genetic reproductive technology. The book is an ideal resource for practitioners, regulators, lawmakers, clinical researchers, genetic counselors and graduate and medical students. As the Human Genome Project has triggered a technological revolution that has influenced nearly every field of medicine, including reproductive medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, andrology, prenatal genetic testing, and gene therapy, this book presents a timely resource. Provides practical analysis of the ethical issues raised by cutting-edge techniques and recent advances in prenatal and reproductive genetics Contains contributions from leading bioethicists and clinicians who offer a global, holistic perspective on applied challenges and moral questions relating to genetic and genomic reproductive technology Discusses preconception carrier screening, genetic engineering and the use of CRISPR gene editing, mitochondrial gene replacement therapy, ethical issues, and more

Catholic Teaching Brothers

Their Life in the English-Speaking World, 1891–1965


Author: T. O'Donoghue

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137269057

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 9988

O'Donoghue's book, which is written as a traditional historical narrative, while also utilizing a comparative approach, is concerned with the life of Catholic religious teaching brothers across the English-speaking world, especially for the period 1891 to 1965, which was the heyday of the religious orders.

Korea at the crossroads

the history and future of East Asia


Author: Kichan Bae,Ki-chʻan Pae

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 488

View: 8442

A People Adrift

The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America


Author: Peter Steinfels

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128413

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 4533

In A People Adrift, a prominent Catholic thinker states bluntly that the Catholic Church in the United States must transform itself or suffer irreversible decline. Peter Steinfels shows how even before the recent revelations about sexual abuse by priests, the explosive combination of generational change and the thinning ranks of priests and nuns was creating a grave crisis of leadership and identity. This groundbreaking book offers an analysis not just of the church's immediate troubles but of less visible, more powerful forces working below the surface of an institution that provides a spiritual identity for 65 million Americans and spans the nation with its parishes, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, clinics, and social service agencies. In A People Adrift, Steinfels warns that entrenched liberals and conservatives are trapped in a "theo-logical gridlock" that often ignores what in fact goes on in families, parishes, classrooms, voting booths, and Catholic organizations of all types. Above all, he insists, the altered Catholic landscape demands a new agenda for leadership, from the selection of bishops and the rethinking of the priesthood to the thorough preparation and genuine incorporation of a lay leadership that is already taking over key responsibilities in Catholic institutions. Catholicism exerts an enormous cultural and political presence in American life. No one interested in the nation's moral, intellectual, and political future can be indifferent to the fate of what has been one of the world's most vigorous churches -- a church now severely challenged.

At the Crossroads of Der Zor

Death, Survival, and Humanitarian Resistance in Aleppo, 1915-1917


Author: Hilmar Kaiser

Publisher: Gomidas Institute

ISBN: 9781903656129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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La Leche League

At the Crossroads of Medicine, Feminism, and Religion


Author: Jule DeJager Ward

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807847916

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 227

View: 1075

In 1956, when La Leche League was founded, if a new mother chose to breastfeed rather than bottlefeed her child, she could by no means expect universal support for her decision. Though physicians of the era admitted that breastfeeding was the best method

Women, Wisdom, and Witness

Engaging contexts in Conversation


Author: Rosemary P. Carbine,Kathleen J. Dolphin

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814680895

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 1940

The New Voices Seminar is a lively, intergenerational, and diverse group of women scholars who take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Christianity. Under the leadership of Kathleen Dolphin, the seminar gathers annually at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, for collegial and collaborative conversation about women in the church and in the world. With Women, Wisdom, and Witness, readers are invited to join their conversation. This collection of essays by seminar members addresses significant contexts of contemporary women's experience: suffering and resistance, education, and the crossroads of religion and public life. Theology is brought to bear on some pressing issues in our time: poverty, sexual norms, trauma and slavery, health care, immigration, and the roles of women in academia and in the church. Readers will discover the rich socio-political, interdisciplinary, and dialogical implications of Catholic women's intellectual and social praxis in contemporary theology and ethics.

The Church at the Crossroads

Tradition and Reform


Author: David J. Galusha

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523943814


Page: 104

View: 2957

A critical historical/theological view of where the Catholic Church in America is headed, and concrete suggestions for the directions it must take to get back on the right path for the future. History indicates that all religions undergo reform roughly every half millennium, and Catholicism is no exception. Recent developments point to a revolution in our time. Religious anthropologists point to extreme priestcraft as the factor that brings religions to their "tipping point". Although not a familiar term for Christians, "priestcraft" receives a thorough treatment here, with numerous examples from our own time that clearly represent this negative factor in the Church. Priestcraft robs the laity of their dignity and leads to an unhealthy caste system in Catholicism, just as it does in every other faith. Historically, the objective of reform is to a return to the basics of monotheistic religious traditions and a rejection of less important traditions that are the trappings of priestcraft. Using the sacramental traditions of the Church and their origins, Galusha offers examples of what authentic Catholic worship and outreach ought to be. The book also includes personal experiences and anecdotes which help illustrate the author's thesis. The Church At the Crossroads is not an invitation to abandon the Church for its shortcomings, but a help in discussing a rationale for renewal and a blueprint for creating a structure for welcoming back those millions who have already left.

At the Crossroads of Axial Divergence


Author: John O'Loughlin

Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media

ISBN: 144667732X

Category: Religion

Page: 60

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As suggested by the title, this aphoristic philosophy project continues to explore the axial differences between what has, in general terms, been called the bureaucratic/theocratic axis of a rising diagonal and the autocratic/democratic axis of a falling one, drawing irrefutable conclusions from the contrasts so examined.

Ireland at the Crossroads

The Acts of the Lille Symposium, June-July 1978


Author: Patrick Rafroidi,Pierre Joannon

Publisher: Presses Univ. Septentrion

ISBN: 9782859391119

Category: Ireland

Page: 110

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Mexico at the Crossroads

The Many Crises of the Political System


Author: N.A

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 9780817951139

Category: Elections

Page: 34

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Bulgaria at the Crossroads


Author: Jacques Coenen-Huther

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781560723059

Category: Travel

Page: 261

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Bulgaria at the Crossroads