Contemporary Catholic Theology: A Reader / Edition 1

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The contents of this volume offer the reader a broad insight into Catholic theology. Established as an indispensable introduction to six areas of study: The Old Testament, The New Testament, The Person of Jesus, The Church, Christian Morality, and The Sacraments. This collection provides key texts from some of the most distinguished writers in Catholic theology today.Contributors include: Philippe BTguerie and Claude Duchesneau, Christopher Butler, Raymond Brown, S.S., Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Gideon Goosen and Margaret Tomlinson, John H. Hayes, Monika Hellwig, Aidan Kavanagh, O.S.B., Dermot A. Lane, Enda Lyons, Vincent MacNamara, Richard P. McBrien, Enda McDonagh, Joseph Martos, Robert Murray, S.J., Denis F. O'Callaghan, Timothy E. O'Connell, John F. O'Grady, Jean-Pierre PrTvost, Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., Jeffrey S. Siker, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Francis Sullivan, S.J.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826411723
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Hayes after serving as head of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and History at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London, is currently a Vice-Principal. He is editor of The Pastoral Review and his publications include New Religious Movements in the Catholic Church (Burns &Oates, 2005) and Contemporary Catholic Theology: A Reader (Continuum, 2000).

Liam Gearon is Lecturer in Religious Education at the University of Oxford, UK, and is Senior Research Fellowship at Harris Manchester College.

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Table of Contents

Sect. I Scripture
Ch. 1 The Church and the Bible: A New Understanding: Appendix from Biblical Commission 3
Ch. 2 Revelation 13
Ch. 3 Historical-Critical Exegesis of the Bible in Roman Catholicism 25
Old Testament
Ch. 4 Returning to the Sources: The Hebrew Bible 40
Ch. 5 The Canon of the Old Testament 62
Ch. 6 What is a Prophet? 87
New Testament
Ch. 7 Introduction to the Study of the New Testament 109
Ch. 8 The Gospel Stories 135
Ch. 9 The Spiritual Journey of Paul the Apostle 165
Sect. II Theology
Person of Jesus
Ch. 10 The Present State of Christology 183
Ch. 11 The Doctrine of the Incarnation: Human and Cosmic Considerations 209
Ch. 12 Jesus, Saviour and Son of God 234
Ch. 13 His Own Person or Divine Puppet? 251
The Church
Ch. 14 The Church and the Council 259
Ch. 15 The Church (Lumen Gentium) 279
Ch. 16 The Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes) 294
Ch. 17 The Church We Believe In 316
Ch. 18 Evaluation and Interpretation of the Documents of Vatican II 335
Ch. 19 Ecumenism 349
Christian Morality
Ch. 20 What's 'Special' About Christian Morality? 369
Ch. 21 Approaching Christian Morality 374
Ch. 22 The History of Moral Theology 389
Ch. 23 Sexual Morality and Social Justice 403
Ch. 24 From Symbol to Sacrament 434
Ch. 25 Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) 445
Ch. 26 The Development of the Catholic Sacraments 453
Ch. 27 The Sacraments in the History of the Church 484
Acknowledgements 500
Index 503
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