The Human Element in the Church of Christ

The Human Element in the Church of Christ



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The Human Element in the Church of Christ by Paul Simon

This book was forbidden by the Nazi government, as it outlines a defense against the charges brought forth against Catholicism. It is a piece of Catholic reform theology that articulated a new understanding of what it means to be church. The reprinted edition features an introduction by Ulrich L. Lehner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498293099
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Paul Simon (18821946) was professor of scholastic philosophy and apologetics in the department of Catholic theology at the University of Tubingen (192533). In 1933, he was appointed Cathedral Vicar in Paderborn. He was one of Germany's most distinguished theologians, as well as a proponent of ecumenism and the church's engagement with modern philosophy.

Ulrich L. Lehner is Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Religious History at Marquette University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on early modern religion, including Enlightened Monks (2011), and the main organizer of The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology (forthcoming).

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction to the 2016 Reprint Edition xi

1 The Temptations of Jesus 1

2 The Humanity of Jesus 11

3 The Human Element in the Early Church 18

4 What Is Essentially Human in the Church? 29

5 Perfection, Imperfection, and the Need for Reform 49

6 Temptation Through Power 60

7 Changes in the Position of the Clergy 72

8 Criticism of the Church in Modern Times 91

9 The Five Wounds of the Church 99

10 Hindrances to the Spread of the Catholic Church in England 109

11 Obstacles of the Early Twentieth Century 123

12 The Occupational Dangers of the Clergy 133

13 Organism and Organization 151

Conclusion: Civitas Dei 163

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