A Council That Will Never End: Lumen Gentium and the Church Today

A Council That Will Never End: Lumen Gentium and the Church Today

by Paul Lakeland


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ISBN-13: 9780814680667
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 10/14/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paul Lakeland is the Aloysius P. Kelley, SJ, Professor of Catholic Studies and founding director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution in Connecticut. Educated at Heythrop Pontifical Athenaeum, Oxford University, the University of London, and Vanderbilt University, he has taught at Fairfield since 1981. He is the author of nine previous books, the most recent of which is A Council That Will Never End: Lumen Gentium and the Church Today (Liturgical Press, 2013). Lakeland is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Theological Society, the College Theology Society, and the Catholic Theological Society of America. He blogs occasionally and reviews fiction for Commonweal, a Catholic journal of opinion.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The Unfinished Business of Lumen Gentium xiii

Part 1 The Ministry of Bishops 1

Chapter 1 The Roles of Bishops in Lumen Gentium 3

Chapter 2 The Fate of Collegiality in the Postconciliar Church 17

Chapter 3 Episcopal Leadership in the American Church Today 34

Part 2 The Ministry of the Laity 59

Chapter 4 The Laity in Lumen Gentium 61

Chapter 5 Vocation in the Church 74

Chapter 6 Lay Ecclesial Ministers: Are They Theological Monsters? 88

Part 3 In Search of a Humbler Church 101

Chapter 7 Salvation and the Religious Other 103

Chapter 8 Who Is My Neighbor? 118

Chapter 9 An Ecclesiology of Humility 134

Afterword: In the Age of Pope Francis 155

Index 156

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