The New Evangelization: Overcoming the Obstacles

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One of Pope John Paul II's most important legacies is his repeated call to a "new evangelization," the need to reevangelize traditionally Christian societies that are hurtling toward secularization. This book brings together the best scholarship on this topic. Some of the most prominent American Catholic voices of our time examine major doctrinal, spiritual, and pastoral challenges that need to be faced for the new evangelization to be effective. In view of Pope Benedict XVI's frequently expressed deep concern ...
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Overview

One of Pope John Paul II's most important legacies is his repeated call to a "new evangelization," the need to reevangelize traditionally Christian societies that are hurtling toward secularization. This book brings together the best scholarship on this topic. Some of the most prominent American Catholic voices of our time examine major doctrinal, spiritual, and pastoral challenges that need to be faced for the new evangelization to be effective. In view of Pope Benedict XVI's frequently expressed deep concern with this same issue, The New Evangelization is timely and also fills an urgent need in making these voices available to a wide public.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809145324
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,188,935
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Boguslawski, OP, is former president-rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Regent of Studies for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph, and author of Thomas Aquinas and the Jews (Paulist Press).

Ralph Martin is president of Renewal Ministries, assistant professor of theology and Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Seminary, and author of The Fulfilment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints (Emmaus Road).

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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Vatican II and Evangelization   Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ     1
Current Theological Obstacles to Evangelization   Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ     13
Who Can Be Saved? What Does Vatican II Teach? A Response to Cardinal Dulles   Ralph Martin     26
Reviving the Missionary Mandate   Richard John Neuhaus     34
Evangelizing Our Culture   Francis Cardinal George, OMI     43
The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me: The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Work of Evangelization   Francis Martin     59
From Maintenance to Mission: Evangelization and the Revitalization of the Parish   Robert Rivers, CSP     83
A Pastor's Response to "From Maintenance to Mission"   Marc Montminy     98
A Study of Hispanic Catholics: Why Are They Leaving the Catholic Church? Implications for the New Evangelization   Edwin Hernandez   Rebecca Burwell   Jeffrey Smith     109
Trends in Global Christianity: Implications for the New Evangelization   Philip Jenkins     142
Contributors     154
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