Toward a New Catholic Church

The Promise of Reform


Author: James Carroll

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618313372

Category: Religion

Page: 130

View: 2866

Discusses essential issues facing the Catholic Church and offers a case for democracy within the Church and a new way to approach reform.

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: 6398

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: 4737

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

Toward a Holier Catholic Church


Author: George E Pfautsch

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496962370

Category: Religion

Page: 90

View: 2475

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: 889

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."

American Zionism: Missions and Politics

American Jewish History


Author: Jeffrey Gurock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675493

Category: History

Page: 521

View: 3133

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

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: 856

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.

Divorce and Remarriage

Towards a New Catholic Teaching


Author: Victor J. Pospishil

Publisher: N.A


Category: Remarriage

Page: 217

View: 4754

Toward a Catholic Theology of Nationality


Author: Dorian Llywelyn

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739140918

Category: Religion

Page: 342

View: 5641

Nationality continues to be an important part of how people identify themselves and others. 'Who am I?' is inseparable from the question 'Who and what are we?' Historically, many nations have made use of the Bible and Christian notions to understand themselves and to justify their political ambitions. Catholic theology, however, has never elaborated on a systematic treatment of nationality. Dorian Llywelyn forges a new approach, treating the nation as a form of culture. He addresses some key questions: How are the religious and national aspects of human identity connected? What does Catholic doctrine have to say about nationality and nationalism? Is there really such a thing as a Christian nation? Is Catholicism compatible with patriotism? Llywelyn's wide-ranging book introduces the reader to contemporary approaches to nationality, nationality, national identity, nationalism and patriotism. Drawing from the insights of sociology, history, and anthropology, he investigates the many ways in which nations and Christianity have intertwined and explores what scripture and twentieth-century papal teaching have to say on the matter. He provides an original, Catholic theology of national belonging, one which is based on the implications of the Incarnation. Examining popular devotions to the Virgin Mary as national patroness and drawing from the metaphysical acumen of the medieval thinker John Duns Scotus, Llywelyn argues for the theological value of nationality and proposes that global community and cultural and national diversity are mutually necessary values.

Representing Religion in the European Union

Does God Matter?


Author: Lucian N. Leustean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136271929

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8461

Religious actors are becoming part of the EU bureaucratic system, and their mobilisation in Brussels and Strasbourg in the last decade has increased dramatically. This book explores the mechanism and impact of religious representation by examining relations between religious practitioners and politicians in the European Union from the Second World War until today. This book seeks to answer the following questions: How do (trans)national religious groups enter into contact with European institutions? What are the rationale and the mechanisms of religious representation in the European Union? How are religious values transposed into political strategies? What impact has relations between religious practitioners, EU officials and politicians on the construction of the European Union? Examining religious representation at the state, transnational and institutional levels, this volume demonstrates that ‘faith’ is becoming an increasingly important element of the decision-making process. It includes chapters written by both academics and religious practitioners in dialogue with European institutions and will be of great interest to students and scholars of European politics, history, sociology of religion, law and international relations.

The New Evangelization

Faith, People, Context and Practice


Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567657388

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 1106

The Second Vatican Council endorsed an engagement with the modern and secularized world through a renewed proclamation of the Gospel. John Paul II described this as the New Evangelization, and in 2010, Benedict XVI confirmed this priority by creating the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization to 're-propose the perennial truth of the Gospel.' The New Evangelization was the subject of the Synod of Bishops in 2012 and in 2014 Pope Francis gave his reflections on the topic in Evangelii Gaudium. The New Evangelization draws on material presented and discussed at the conference 'Vatican II, 50 Years On: The New Evangelization' organised by Leeds Trinity University on 26-29th June 2012. Part I traces the historical and theological links between the Council and the New Evangelization. Part II examines the renewed understanding of the Church as a result of the Council and the extent to which it is shaped by civilization. Part III analyzes the nature of the New Evangelization and its outworking in today's multifarious context of cultures, religions and societies. Part IV deals with the implementation of the New Evangelization by different communities and organizations and the issues this raises. In the Introduction and Conclusion, the editors reflect on the New Evangelization in the light of significant developments since 2012.

Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Sacraments


Author: Christoph Schönborn

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898707277

Category: Religion

Page: 137

View: 7567

Cardinal Christoph SchOnborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, a worldwide best seller, provides a brief and profound commentary on the second part of the Catechism, the sacraments. SchOnborn gives an incisive, detailed analysis of the sacraments, providing a specific meditation for each week of the year on how to better live the Catholic faith with the aid of the sacraments and the Mass, and explained in the Catechism. Through these 52 meditations, SchOnborn's hope is for the reader to not just have a better grasp of the Catholic doctrine and belief, but especially to grow in a greater love of and devotion to the person of Jesus Christ. "Faith is a whole. It has only one heart, one center, Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Christ must therefore also be the center of catechesis whose object is 'putting communion...with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit." --Cardinal Christoph SchOnborn

The Catholic Church in New York

A History of the New York Diocese from Its Establishment in 1808 to the Present Time


Author: John Talbot Smith

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605202770

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 9233

First published in 1905 and written as an official chronology of the Diocese of New York then one of the powerhouse regions of the Catholic Church in America, as the Archdiocese of New York is today this two-volume work remains an important document of the Church. Useful in both the historical and cultural dimensions, this highly readable but powerfully biased account reveals the prejudices and partialities of the time as filtered through the viewpoint of one of its most influential institutions. Volume I explores: the first Catholics in the State of New York the early years of the organization in the state the first bishop and early administration anti-Catholicism and the Knownothing Party the growth of the parishes politics and Catholicism and much more. American clergyman and author REV. JOHN TALBOT SMITH (1855 1923) also wrote The Training of a Priest, The Chaplain Sermons, and other religious works, as well as the novels Woman of Culture (1882) and Solitary Island (1888).