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A Mighty Current of Grace: The Story of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

A Mighty Current of Grace: The Story of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

by Alan Schreck


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The Holy Spirit is the secret to the Church's growth and vitality—her “fountain of youth”! The Spirit is constantly renewing the Church, and the current age is no exception. In this book, theologian and author Dr. Alan Schreck writes a historical appreciation of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, now celebrating its fiftieth year—a renewal that has touched millions of Catholics throughout the world. Tracing the origins of the Renewal, Schreck outlines its characteristics, how it spread, what is meant by the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the charisms that are associated with it, and the communities that grew out of it. This is book both for those who were involved in the Renewal and those who want to how the Spirit has moved so mightily in our own time and age.

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ISBN-13: 9781593253097
Publisher: Word Among Us Press, The
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Sam Jacobs, Bishop Emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux 8

Introduction 11

1 The Breath of God Today 14

2 Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Grace for the Church 40

3 Charisms of Word and Worship 60

4 Charisms of Ministry and Service 82

5 Community: The Importance of Spiritual Support and Fellowship 96

6 The Catholic Hierarchy and the Renewal 139

7 Pope Francis and the Renewal 175

8 A Current of Grace for the Whole Church 208

Appendix: Various Ways of Understanding Baptism in the Holy Spirit in a Catholic Theological Context 230

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