Pentecost in Asia: A New Way of Being Church

Pentecost in Asia: A New Way of Being Church

by Thomas C. Fox


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Pentecost in Asia: A New Way of Being Church by Thomas C. Fox

What would the Catholic Church look like if an unyielding search for justice and harmony characterized its mission in the world? What if the church's priorities shifted so that living in solidarity with the laity, especially the poorest among them, became its primary goal? How would Catholicism appear to the world and to other religions if simply living out the gospels became its primary mode of evangelization? What if Catholic bishops looked to their theologians as venerable "masters," incorporating them into deliberations on theology and pastoral care? How would Catholic authority be transformed if building consensus became a primary means of finding direction? Or if leaders knew, in the final analysis, authority had to be earned from their people? This would be a new kind of Catholicism. And, as journalist Thomas C. Fox shows us, this Catholicism has already been born and has been coming to life in Asia over the past thirty years. It is a Catholicism that offers a fresh, new vision of church, a global vision for the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570754920
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Apostles among Usxi
Some We Have Knownxiii
Why Look East?xiv
One Familyxvi
Introduction: Asian Odyssey1
Part 15
Chapter 1.New Way of Being Church7
Pope Paul VI in Manila15
Chapter 2.Triple Dialogue22
Taiwan Plenary27
Chapter 3.Spirituality of Harmony38
Vietnamese Garden41
Returning Home in Calcutta45
Chapter 4Tasting Poverty54
Energy and Good Will Prevail58
Drawn Deeper into Analysis61
Reaching Out in Dialogue66
Chapter 5.Reign of God69
Chapter 6.New Openings78
Seminary Life83
Lessons of History85
Part 293
Chapter 7.East-West Bridges95
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin99
Thomas Merton102
Bede Griffiths106
Anthony de Mello109
Raimon Panikkar111
Chapter 8.Migrations and Settlements115
Gifts from Asia118
Part 3123
Chapter 9.Taking Notice125
Bandung Crossroads132
Chapter 10.Asian Crossroads136
Christian-Muslim Conflict141
Chapter 11.Called to Rome149
Chapter 12.Synod on Asia170
Chapter 13.Home Again185
Papal Response187
Unexpected Event192
Chapter 14.New Century Vision198
AppendixNations and Religions in Brief212

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