Item description for The Making of a Local Church by Francisco F. Claver...
Overview A vivid description of how to develop local churches able to address local problems in an effective and meaningful way. After Vatican II, in a land overwhelmed by poverty, social injustice, and human rights violations under the Marcos regime, a prophetic church leader asked the people to turn to the gospel mandate to love their neighbors and care for those in need. Thus, was the local church born in the Philippines. In eleven chapters, Bishop Claver describes how church leaders put the aggorniamento teachings of Vatican II into practice by forming small Christian communities that focused on reading and understanding scripture and then, guided by the Spirit, implemented those teachings in their own communities. A primer on how to develop a local church, the book presents models of participative leadership but also inspires Christians everywhere to make their own churches more responsive to local needs.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570757860 ISBN13 9781570757860
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More About Francisco F. Claver
Bishop Francisco F. Claver, a Jesuit, is presently the apostolic vicar of Bontoc-Lagawe in the Philippines. He is a professor at the Ateneo, the Jesuit university in Manila, and also at the East Asian Pastoral Institute of which he is a founder. He is also active in the various programs and committees of the Bishops' Conference in the Philippines. He was at Woodstock at Georgetown from 2004-2006 and taught at Georgetown during that time. He was a presenter at the 2007 CTSA meeting and an early Orbis author (The Stones Will Cry Out: Grassroots Pastorals, 1978) who attempted to put into practice the teachings of Vatican II.
Francisco F. Claver currently resides in Bontoc-Lagawe.