Catholicism in the Third Millennium / Edition 2

Catholicism in the Third Millennium / Edition 2

by Thomas P. Rausch, Catherine E. Clifford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814658997

ISBN-13: 9780814658994

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

What is Catholicism? And where is the Catholic Church headed in the third millennium? These two questions provide the structure for Thomas Rausch's Catholicism in the Third Millennium. Here Rausch combines a faithful presentation of the tradition with a critical theological reflection and interpretation of where the Church is today and where it might be

Overview

What is Catholicism? And where is the Catholic Church headed in the third millennium? These two questions provide the structure for Thomas Rausch's Catholicism in the Third Millennium. Here Rausch combines a faithful presentation of the tradition with a critical theological reflection and interpretation of where the Church is today and where it might be moving.

Catholicism in the Third Millennium offers an appreciation of the forces and movements that have shaped, and continue to influence, the ongoing change and development of Roman Catholicism. Chief among these is the influence of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) in reshaping Catholicism.

This revised edition includes updated text from Rausch's Catholicism at the Dawn of the Third Millennium particularly the final chapter on The Unfinished Agenda" of Vatican II. Each chapter concludes with focus questions developed by Catherine E. Clifford of St. Paul's University, Ottawa. This experience of guided reading provides readers with a broad survey of Roman Catholic faith and practice in its contemporary context.

For readers who wish to compare particular passages of this volume with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, an outline is provided in an appendix, with references to the appropriate sections of the Catechism. A second appendix offers a glossary of terms used in the book, while a third appendix lists a number of basic works for further investigation of Catholic faith and life.

Chapters are *The Church and the Council, - *Faith and the Believing Community, - *A Visible Church, - *a living Tradition, - *Sacraments and Christian Initiation, - *Christian Life and Discipleship, - *Sin, Forgiveness, and Healing, - *Sexual Morality and Social Justice, - *Prayer and Spirituality, - *The Fullness of Christian Hope, - and *The Unfinished Agenda. - Includes Appendix I: Outlook of Book, with References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Appendix II: Glossary of Terms, and Appendix III: Basic Reference Works on Catholicism. An Index of Names, and an Index of Subjects are also included.

Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, PhD, is professor of theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is the author of Catholicism at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, Reconciling Faith and Reason, and editor of the bestselling The College Student's Introduction to Theology published by Liturgical Press.

Catherine E. Clifford, PhD, is a professor of theology at St. Paul's University in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814658994
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Sacra Pagina Ser.
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
906,714
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsix
Introductionxi
Focus Questionsxviii
1.The Church and the Council1
Pre-Vatican II Catholicism1
Currents of Renewal5
The Second Vatican Council: 1962-196510
Conclusion17
Focus Questions18
2.Faith and the Believing Community19
The Nature of Faith19
God and God's People25
Jesus and God's Reign31
Conclusion39
Focus Questions40
3.A Visible Church41
The Church and the Council41
A Community of Disciples42
An Official Ministry45
One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic53
Conclusion63
Focus Questions64
4.A Living Tradition66
Revelation and Tradition67
Expressions of the Tradition70
The Catholic Tradition77
Conclusion81
Focus Questions83
5.Sacraments and Christian Initiation84
The Sacramental Principle85
Sacraments of Initiation89
The Rite of Christian Initiation97
Conclusion100
Focus Questions101
6.Christian Life and Discipleship102
The Call to Discipleship103
Marriage in Christ105
Priesthood109
Christian Communities and Religious Life112
Single Life120
Conclusion122
Focus Questions123
7.Sin, Forgiveness, and Healing124
Sin in the Biblical Tradition125
The Doctrine of Sin129
Forgiveness and Reconciliation135
Healing and the Anointing of the Sick139
Conclusion140
Focus Questions142
8.Sexual Morality and Social Justice143
Sexual Morality143
Social Justice155
Conscience and Authority165
Conclusion168
Focus Questions169
9.Prayer and Spirituality170
Types of Prayer172
Spirituality176
Contemporary Spiritualities180
Mariology186
Conclusion190
Focus Questions191
10.The Fullness of Christian Hope192
Salvation and Eschatology192
Christian Eschatology195
The Communion of Saints202
Salvation Outside the Church?205
Conclusion207
Focus Questions208
11.The Unfinished Agenda209
Liturgical Renewal210
The Question of Authority214
Women in the Church220
Ecumenism227
Interreligious Dialogue234
Conclusion237
Focus Questions239
Appendix IOutline of Book, with References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church241
Appendix IIGlossary of Terms246
Appendix IIIBasic Reference Works on Catholicism263
Index of Names268
Index of Subjects273

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