Toward a New Catholic Church

The Promise of Reform


Author: James Carroll

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547607474

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The National Book Award–winning author “seizes the moment of Catholicism’s sexual-abuse crisis” to call for a Vatican III (Publishers Weekly). Elaborating on “A Call for Vatican III” from his New York Times–bestseller Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews, James Carroll proposes a clear agenda for reform, to help committed but concerned Catholics understand the most essential issues facing their Church. He moves beyond current events to suggest new ways for Catholics to approach Scripture, Jesus, and power, and he looks at the daunting challenges facing the Church in a world of diverse beliefs and contentious religious fervor. His thought-provoking case for democracy within the Church illustrates why lay people have already initiated change. Carroll shows that all Catholics—parishioners, priests, bishops, men and women—have an equal stake in ensuring the Church’s future. “The boisterous collapse of trust in the Catholic hierarchy during the pedophile scandals makes it not only important but imperative to heed this eloquent call for a new Ecumenical (this time truly ecumenical) Council.” —Garry Wills, author of Why I Am a Catholic

Towards a New Catholic Church in Advanced Modernity

Transformations, Visions, Tensions


Author: Staf Hellemans

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643902042

Category: Religion

Page: 277

View: 868

A new Catholic Church is emerging in the West, one that is very different from the Church before 1960. This book describes the new Church-in-the-making - its new position in society, its new structuring and workings, and its new frame of mind. The book also looks in a prospective way at some basic issues the Church has to deal with, such as imagining the Church in advanced modernity, attracting both youth and adults, rebuilding local communities, refashioning liturgy, and rethinking pastoral guidance. The book is the result of an interdisciplinary endeavor by philosophers, sociologists, and theologians. (Series: Tilburg Theological Studies / Tilburger Theologische Studien - Vol. 5)

Towards a Truly Catholic Church

An Ecclesiology for the Third Millennium


Author: Thomas P. Rausch

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814651872

Category: Religion

Page: 235

View: 4160

"Ecclesiology which takes into account the Second Vatican Council, ecumenism, and globalization"--Provided by publisher.

Divorce and Remarriage

Towards a New Catholic Teaching


Author: Victor J. Pospishil

Publisher: N.A


Category: Remarriage

Page: 217

View: 1356

Toward a Holier Catholic Church


Author: George E Pfautsch

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496962370

Category: Religion

Page: 90

View: 994

For two thousand years the Roman Catholic Church has survived through many periods of difficult times. The most recent period of clerical sexual abuse has been the cause of considerable angst for the Church and has resulted in some substantial economic losses for many areas within the Church. Through the many hundreds of years following its beginning by Jesus Christ, the Church has maintained a governance structure that has changed very little. The ascendancy of Pope Francis to the papacy has brought considerable emphasis on the importance of humility. That emphasis is sorely needed by the Church. This book will examine some areas of the Church, where its historical governance structure is too often an obstacle to the humility the Pope demonstrates and desires within the Church. The time may have come for the Church to examine its governance structure in order for it to be a holier Church and not to be a barrier to evangelization. However, the Church structure is not the only need for change within the Church. With the many changes that have taken place within the Church there is a need for a renewed emphasis on spiritual simplicity and on the basic lessons of Sacred Scripture and Apostolic Tradition. Such changes can remove the barriers to evangelization and provide a greater appeal for many to find a richer spiritual value within the Church.

Toward a New Enlightenment

The Philosophy of Paul Kurtz


Author: Paul Kurtz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412840170

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

View: 2000

Paul Kurtz has been the dominant voice of secular humanism over the past thirty years. This compilation of his work reveals the scope of his thinking on the basic topics of our time and his many and varied contributions to the cause of free thought. It focuses on the central issues that have concerned Kurtz throughout his career: ethics, politics, education, religion, science, and pseudoscience. The chapters are linked by a common theme: the need for a new enlightenment, one committed to the use of rationality and skepticism, but also devoted to realizing the highest values of humanist culture. Many writings included here were first published in magazines and journals long unavailable. Some of the essays have never before been published. They now appear as a coherent whole for the first time. Also included is an extensive bibliography of Kurtz's writings. "Toward a New Enlightenment "is essential for those who know and admire Paul Kurtz's work. It will also be an important resource for students of philosophy, political science, ethics, and religion. Among the chapters are: "Humanist Ethics: Eating the Forbidden Fruit"; "Relevance of Science to Ethics"; "Democracy without Theology"; "Misuses of Civil Disobedience"; "The Limits of Tolerance"; "Skepticism about the Paranormal: Legitimate and Illegitimate"; "Militant Atheism vs. Freedom of Conscience"; "Promethean Love: Unbound"; "The Case for Euthanasia"; and "The New Inquisition in the Schools."

The Church as the Extended Family of God

Toward a New Direction for African Ecclesiology


Author: Donatus Oluwa Chukwu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456805128

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 3821

As Christianity in Africa is witnessing an unprecedented growth in membership, the author argues that in order to sustain its momentous growth and deepen the faith particularly among Catholics, the Church needs to acculturate an African model that resonates with Africans’ religiosity, cultural consciousness and worldview. The author contends that the model of the Church as the Extended family of God is best suited for an African ecclesiology and deepening the faith of African Christians.

American Zionism: Missions and Politics

American Jewish History


Author: Jeffrey Gurock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675493

Category: History

Page: 521

View: 6158

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Toward a New Legal Common Sense

Law, Globalization, and Emancipation


Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780406949974

Category: Law

Page: 565

View: 9996

The text emphasises a need for reconstruction of legality based on locality, nationality and globality.

The Taboo of Subjectivity : Towards a New Science of Consciousness

Towards a New Science of Consciousness


Author: Department of Religious Studies University of California B. Alan Wallace Visiting Lecturer, Santa Barbara

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195351096

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 9814

This book takes a bold new look at ways of exploring the nature, origins, and potentials of consciousness within the context of science and religion. Alan Wallace draws careful distinctions between four elements of the scientific tradition: science itself, scientific realism, scientific materialism, and scientism. Arguing that the metaphysical doctrine of scientific materialism has taken on the role of ersatz-religion for its adherents, he traces its development from its Greek and Judeo-Christian origins, focusing on the interrelation between the Protestant Reformation and the Scientific Revolution. He looks at scientists' long term resistance to the firsthand study of consciousness and details the ways in which subjectivity has been deemed taboo within the scientific community. In conclusion, Wallace draws on William James's idea for a "science of religion" that would study the nature of religious and, in particular, contemplative experience. In exploring the nature of consciousness, this groundbreaking study will help to bridge the chasm between religious belief and scientific knowledge. It is essential reading for philosophers and historians of science, scholars of religion, and anyone interested in the relationship between science and religion.


Chronicles of an Unjust War


Author: James Carroll

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1466855088

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2799

A devastating indictment of the Bush administration's war policies from the bestselling author and respected moral authority With the words "this Crusade, this war on terror," George W. Bush defined the purpose of his presidency. And just as promptly, James Carroll-Boston Globe columnist, son of a general, former antiwar chaplain and activist, and recognized voice of ethical authority-began a week-by-week argument with the administration over its actions. In powerful, passionate bulletins, Carroll dissected the President's exploitation of the nation's fears, invocations of a Christian mission, and efforts to overturn America's traditional relations-with other nations and its own citizens. Crusade, the collection of Carroll's searing columns, offers a comprehensive and tough-minded critique of the war on terror. From Carroll's first rejection of "war" as the proper response to Osama bin Laden, to his prescient verdict of failure in Iraq, to his never-before-published analysis of the faith-based roots of current U.S. policies, this volume displays his rare insight and scope. Combining clear moral consciousness, an acute sense of history, and a real-world grasp of the unforgiving demands of politics, Crusade is a compelling call for the rescue of America's noblest traditions. A cry from the heart, a record of protest, and a permanently relevant analysis, Carroll's work confronts the Bush era and measures it against what America was meant to be.

Church Law in Modernity

Toward a Theory of Canon Law between Nature and Culture


Author: Judith Hahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108483259

Category: Law

Page: 250

View: 8881

Discusses natural law as a traditional but highly contested source of canon law.

Chronicles of a Catholic Housewife

Forty Years Toward the Promised Land


Author: Carmen Hartono

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1612049710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 6434

Based in San Francisco, this memoir traces a forty-year marriage through the sexual revolution in the 1970s and the materialism of the 1980s. The author keeps hope alive in spite of personal tragedy occurring in 1993. Carmen Hartono discusses the global, religious, and political thinking of the new millennium. A Roman Catholic from El Salvador, her husband is from Indonesia and holds Muslim values. God's plan further unfolds when their daughter moves to New York and marries a Jewish man. The author comes to realize that there is something or someone greater in life that transcends everyday existence. And though her life's journey takes her to a world beyond her wildest dreams, she must also learn to accept devastating grief, Hartono sees an existence beyond the physical and material world. She repeatedly asks, "Is this a coincidence or another God-incidence?" She concludes that eternal life is love everlasting. The author wrote Chronicles of a Catholic Housewife: Forty Years Toward the Promised Land as an effort to clear misunderstandings about the Catholic Church, Latin America, and the definition of marriage. About the Author Traveling between El Salvador in Central America and San Francisco in California, first-time author Carmen Hartono grew up bilingual and bicultural. "I stayed in the San Francisco Bay Area for my adult life. Now I am living the life of an expatriate. We lived in Singapore for three years, and we are now in Houston, Texas." She says her home country of "El Salvador is considered to be a birthplace of Liberation Theology. Pope Francis is making the news for his 'liberal' point of view. But his thinking is nothing new in the Church of Latin America." Publisher's website: http: //

The Church and Racism

Towards a More Fraternal Society


Author: Catholic Church. Pontificia Commissio Iustitia et Pax

Publisher: N.A


Category: Race relations

Page: 38

View: 5028

Catholic pamphlet.

The Future of Christian Mission in India

Toward a New Paradigm for the Third Millennium


Author: Augustine Kanjamala

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087485X

Category: Religion

Page: 422

View: 7812

Colonial missionaries, both Catholic and Protestant, arrived in India with the grandiose vision of converting the pagans because, like St. Peter (Acts 4:12) and most of the church fathers, they honestly believed that there is no salvation outside the church (extra ecclesiam nulla salus). At the end of the "great Protestant century," however, Christians made up less than 3 percent of the population in India, and the hope of the missionary was nearly shattered. But if one looks at mission in India qualitatively rather than quantitatively, one sees a number of positive outcomes. Missionaries in India, particularly Protestant missionaries espousing the social gospel, in collaboration with a few British evangelical administrators, dared to challenge numerous social evils and even began to eradicate them. The scientific and liberal English education began to enlighten and transform the Indian mindset. Converts belonging to the upper caste, although small in number, laid the foundation stone of Indian theology and an inculturated church using Indian genius. The end of colonialism in India coincided with the painful death of colonial mission theology. Now, the power of the Word of God, extricated from political power, is slowly and peacefully gaining ground, like the mustard seed of the parable. A paradigm shift from the ecclesio-centric mission to missio Dei offers reason for further optimism. In short, the future of mission in India is as bright as the kingdom of God. In today's new context, theologians, despite objections from some quarters, are struggling to discover the Asian face of Jesus, disfigured by the Greco-Roman Church. And the missionary is challenged to become a living Bible that, undoubtedly, everyone will read.

The Catholic Church

A Brief Popular History


Author: Cynthia Stewart

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884899675

Category: Religion

Page: 337

View: 3343

The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular Historyis an engaging and informative survey of the major people, periods and events in Church history. Designed with the introductory student in mind, the text is both accessible and thorough. An engaging vignette opens each chapter, drawing the reader in by encouraging a personal connection to the people of the time. A chapter overview then signals the material to follow. Throughout the text, sidebars highlight key persons and events, excerpts from primary sources enrich the reading, connections with the Church today add relevance, and end-of-chapter questions prompt reflection and review. Altogether,The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular Historyprovides a solid foundation in major theological themes and prepares students for further study.