Small Christian Communities: A Pastoral Companion

Small Christian Communities: A Pastoral Companion

by James O'Halloran




Small Christian Communities offers readers a unique pastoral resource for small communities around the world, with diversity and flexibility affirmed in every page. In addition to practical advice, Fr. O'Halloran also deals with the theory, practice, and spirituality of small Christian communities. New and enriched features include more user-friendly arrangement of material; fuller and more effective use of the word of God; complete historical profile of small Christian communities; feminist and ecumenical dimensions; treatment of psychological and sociological issues (leadership, conflict resolution, etc.); more examples and agendas for meetings; methods for effective pastoral planning; new chapters on contemplation and the spirituality of small Christian communities; additional Bible readings, arranged by topic; definitive annotated bibliography; complete index; and real-life stories and illustrations. All these features make Small Christian Communities an indispensable companion, as well as an absorbing read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570750779
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 09/01/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1A Historical Profile of Small Christian Communities12
4Pastoral Planning89
5Common Issues100
6The Church as Communion122
7The Kingdom of God130
AppendixPassages for Bible-sharing170
Annotated Bibliography182

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