By What Authority?

An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition


Author: Mark Shea

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586177826

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In this newly updated, expanded version of his popular work of apologetics, Shea presents a lively and entertaining look at his conversion to Catholicism from Evangelicalism and his discovery of Christian tradition. As an Evangelical, Shea accepted the principle of "sola scriptura" (Scripture alone) as the basis of faith. Now as a Catholic convert, he skillfully explains how and why Sacred Tradition occupies a central role in Divine Revelation. Tracing his own journey of intellectual and spiritual awakening, Shea begins by looking for a rejoinder to those modern-day false prophets who would claim that Scripture itself is not to be trusted, and ends with his conviction that tradition, as explained by the Catholic Church, is the only sure guarantee of the truth of the revelation of Jesus Christ.

By What Authority?

Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful


Author: Richard R. Gaillardetz

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 081468789X

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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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.

By what Authority?

The Vital Question of Religious Authority in Christianity


Author: Robert L. Millet

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881462012

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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After the apostles Peter and John had healed the lame man at the Gate Beautiful, the two disciples were arrested and later brought before the Sanhedrin to account for their deed, one that continued to stir the already anxious leaders of the Jews: "And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?" (Acts 4:7.). Indeed, what was the source of their miracle? And by what power or authority did they perform it? Those queries ring through the centuries because people in our day still pose the questions. Most Christians want to be a part of a denomination or organization that is true, faithful to what existed in the first century, authorized, and therefore approved of God. They want to know, in other words, that God is governing among his people, that he is empowering the body of Christ of which they are a part. The essays in this book address the central issue of authority in the Christian life.

By What Authority Do We Teach?

Sources for Empowering Christian Educators


Author: Robert Pazmino

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579109497

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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ÒTo reject power and its legitimate use is ultimately to reject God's gift and intention for Christians as we live in the world,Ó writes Robert W. Pazmino. He defines what authority is and how it is perceived by and operates in various Christian communities. He applies these factors and the need for confident, authoritative teachers specifically to the ministry of Christian education. By What Authority Do We Teach? completes a trilogy covering key elements of evangelical education. Also in print are Foundational Issues in Christian Education, an agenda of theological, sociological, psychological, curricular, and other concerns; and Principles and Practices of Christian Education,Ê which integrates conversion and connection into the teaching task.

By what Authority?


Author: William Barclay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780817006754

Category: Authority

Page: 221

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Quo Warranto

By What Authority


Author: Edith Stein Zelig

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465328726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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In Quo Warranto One will read about provocations, threats, cruel harassments, and terrorization, the way those were brutally carried out by disguised individuals. I was hurt badly and needed help and entered the wrong door to get it. I complained to the criminals! They knew Ill recognize them, the second time they fixed it so that all doors were closed, and since then no bosom of Justice has reopened its door for me. The System which admired by the multitude for correctness, yet isnt perfect, for they believed the harrier and not me.

By what authority?

the churches and social concern


Author: Anthony Ernest Harvey

Publisher: SCM Press


Category: Religion

Page: 176

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It has come to be taken for granted that churches should issue reports and make statements on public affairs -- anything from unemployment to prisons, urban deprivation to the internet. In theory their conclusions are based on 'theology'; in practice they rely more on simple appeals to justice, compassion and human rights. The author examines a number of such reports issued over the last fifteen years (including Faith in the City and The Common Good) and finds their 'theology' to have made little contribution to their generally sensible, if not always exciting recommendations. Instead, he argues that they should openly acknowledge their debt to an ethical consensus which is still widely accepted, should be alerted to the insidious influence of fashionable dogmas (for instance, with regard to human rights) and should re-fashion their understanding of human beings so as to counter the pervasive individualism of recent centuries. In this way, the churches, along with other faith communities, can still make a valid contribution to 'civil society' today. Book jacket.