Why the Church?

Why the Church?

by Luigi Giussani
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0773517073

ISBN-13: 9780773517073

Pub. Date: 03/02/2001

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press


Giussani begins by focusing on the Church as a community composed of people who are aware of themselves as defined by the gift of the Spirit, from which they derive a new conception of existence, the fruit of conversion. He then describes the Church's developing self-awareness of its dual elements of the human and divine. Concerned with verifying the Church's

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Giussani begins by focusing on the Church as a community composed of people who are aware of themselves as defined by the gift of the Spirit, from which they derive a new conception of existence, the fruit of conversion. He then describes the Church's developing self-awareness of its dual elements of the human and divine. Concerned with verifying the Church's claim to embody Christ, Giussani situates the locus of verification in human experience, arguing that a different type of life is born in those who try to live the life of the Church. Why the Church? is a seminal study that will engage both the scholar and the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773517073
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2001
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
788,238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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