A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy

A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy

by Clemens Sedmak

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ISBN-13: 9781626982062
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 12/15/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

"How I Would Like a Church That Is Poor"-Pope Francis's Vision of an Empty Church vii

1 The Joy of the Gospel: A Call to Respond to Love 1

1.1 An Exhortation to New Epistemic Practices? 3

1.2 Joy and the Inner Condition 9

1.3 Open Epistemic Practices: Divine Creativity and a Church of the Poor 17

1.4 The Idea of Orthodoxy 24

2 The Gospel of Joy: Orthodoxy as Discipleship 31

2.1 Jesus Builds a Church of the Poor 32

2.2 The Danger of Impurity 45

2.3 Jesus Transforms Epistemic Practices 51

2.4 Jesus and Healing Faith 62

3 Poverty and the Wound of Knowledge 65

3.1 The Wound of Knowledge 66

3.2 The Experience of Poverty 78

3.3 Poverty and the Epistemic Situation 85

3.4 An "Option for the Poor": Overcoming Indifference 89

4 A Church of the Poor 98

4.1 A Call to Conversion 99

4.2 Poverty as a Thorn in the Flesh 105

4.3 A Church of the Poor as Risky and Costly 122

4.4 The Church of the Poor and Epistemic Practices 131

5 Orthodoxy in a New Key: Faith in Practice 140

5.1 Propositioned Orthodoxy 141

5.2 Institutional Orthodoxy 150

5.3 Existential Orthodoxy 161

5.4 Orthodoxy of Pilgrims 169

Epilogue

On Loving God 183

Bibliography 194

Index 211

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