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The Catholic Church in the Twenty-First Century: Finding Hope for Its Future in the Wisdom of Its Past [Paperback]

By Daniel J. Harrington (Author), Catherine M. Mooney (Author) & Thomas O'Meara (Author)
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This remarkable book enables everyone to benefit from the thoughts of six eminent theologians as they explore what the Catholic Church in the 21st century can learn from the Catholic Church of the past. Each section of the book focuses on the Church during a specific time period and presents topics that are of interest today, including: sin, scandal, episcopal appointment, the role of the laity, collegiality, and much more.

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In May 2003, more than five hundred people--an abbot, several bishops, many monks, priests, religious men and women, lay persons, and parish ministers--gathered in Kansas City, Missouri, to hear six outstanding contemporary theologians explore the history of the Church and the challenges and hope which that history has for the Church today and tomorrow. At the conclusion of the symposium, Father Michael Himes said, "Permit me to suggest...that what you are part of today is not only a conference "on history...such a conference "is history." This remarkable collection enables everyone to see, hear, or read these extraordinary theologians as they explore what The Church in the Twenty-First Century can learn from the Church of the past. The six talks, each one focused on the Church during a specific time--beginning with the Church of the New Testament on through Vatican II--deal with topics of interest and concern today, including crisis, sin, scandal, appointment of bishops, the role of the laity, and collegiality. In addition to the six major presentations and the introductory words of facilitator Richard W. Miller II, "The Church in the Twenty-First Century includes the question-and-answer session at the end of the symposium.

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Studio: Liguori Publications
Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.38 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 25, 2005
Publisher   Liguori Publications
Edition  New  
ISBN  0764811479  
ISBN13  9780764811470  

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More About Daniel J. Harrington, Catherine M. Mooney & Thomas O'Meara

Daniel J. Harrington Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, is professor of New Testament at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He received his doctorate in biblical languages and literatures from Harvard University in 1970. He has been general editor of New Testament Abstracts since 1972 and is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (1985 86). He is the author of more than fifty books on various aspects of biblical studies, including the recently revised Reading the Old Testament.

Daniel J. Harrington currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts. Daniel J. Harrington has an academic affiliation as follows - Boston College.

Daniel J. Harrington has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Collegeville Bible Commentary
  2. Comentario Biblico de Collegeville
  3. Old Testament Message
  4. Studies in Judaism and Christianity

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past is prologue  Aug 28, 2007
Interesting insights into how history can help resolve some of the Catholic Church's ecclesial probelms today.
A hopeful vision for the Catholic Church rooted in tradition  Sep 22, 2005
The Rev. Michael Himes has amassed an important collection of essays by well-respected Catholic theologians, biblical scholars, and historians. This book, which arose from a conference convened at the Jesuit Rockhurst High School (Kansas City) in 2003, surveys what lessons today's Church can and must learn from its past. The essayists demonstrate the ways that the Church has learned to negotiate the delicate balance between faithfulness to tradition and creative response to contemporary issues. I recommend this book for a general readership: from those intelligent readers interested in the history of the Church to scholars.

Timothy P. Muldoon, Ph.D.
Director, The Church in the 21st Century Center
Boston College

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