Growing in the Church: From Birth to Death

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Growing in the Church is a synthesis of psychology and theology which demonstrates why faith is necessary even in today's world, and how it meets the needs of modern humanity. Eschewing linear logic, Buckley uses psychology as the basis for his work, which is a journey through the formation of the Christian psyche. A rich book, yet simple in concept, it will fascinate Catholics and students of religion alike.

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Overview

Growing in the Church is a synthesis of psychology and theology which demonstrates why faith is necessary even in today's world, and how it meets the needs of modern humanity. Eschewing linear logic, Buckley uses psychology as the basis for his work, which is a journey through the formation of the Christian psyche. A rich book, yet simple in concept, it will fascinate Catholics and students of religion alike.

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This sequel to explores the relationship between divine grace and human need. Integrating psychology and theology, it is a contemporary apologetic and an introduction to Catholicism. Chapters address issues such as infant baptism, the formation of conscience, first communion, first confession, catechism, teaching teenagers the sacraments, the role of the Catholic university, penance, reconciliation, guilt, failure, and death. Father Buckley teaches systematic and pastoral theology at the University of San Francisco. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761816805
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 8/2/2000
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis J. Buckley, S.J. is Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at the University of San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Infant Baptism: What, Why, When, How? Chapter 3 Early Formation of Conscience: What, Why, When, How? Chapter 4 First Communion: What, Why, When, How? Chapter 5 First Confession: What, Why, When, How? Chapter 6 Children and the Catechism Chapter 7 Religious Content for Children from Six to Twelve Chapter 8 Teaching Teenagers the Sacraments: Why? What? How? Chapter 9 Confirmation: What, Why, When, How? Chapter 10 Theology and the Catholic University: Past, Present, Future Chapter 11 Improving College Students' Religious Attitudes and Values Chapter 12 Liberating the University: A Commentary on Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Ethics at the University and the Jesuit Charisma Chapter 13 The Christian Criterion Chapter 14 The Draft of a Catechism for the Universal Church: Report on a Symposium Chapter 15 The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Good News or Bad? Chapter 16 Recent Developments in the Sacrament of Penance Chapter 17 Healing and Reconciliation in the Gospel According to Luke Chapter 18 Guilt Chapter 19 Failure: See Success Chapter 20 Theology of Christian Death Chapter 21 Afterword Chapter 22 Index Chapter 23 Author

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