Item description for What Is the Church: Confessions of a Cradle Catholic by Regis Martin...
Overview What Is the Church? is Regis Martin's delightful meditation on the beauty and the depth of the Catholic Church. Solidly orthodox and universal in its outlook, this is a work for anyone who wishes to understand more deeply what it means to be Catholic. In his 1998 encyclical Tertio Millennio Adveniente, Pope John Paul II asked catechists and theologians "to promote a deeper understanding of the ecclesiological doctrine of the Second Vatican Council as contained primarily in the Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium" (no. 47). To respond to this call, Dr. Regis Martin wrote What Is the Church? in order to present a faithful ecclesiology in simple, accessible terms.
Publishers Description Both with deep insights and gentle humor, Dr. Martin shows us the role that the Church plays in our everyday lives. This book will confirm and inspire the faith of both the "cradle Catholic" and the convert, as Dr. Martin combines personal meditation with the best that has been said and written about the Church.
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More About Regis Martin
Dr. Regis Martin is a longtime Professor of Systematic Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. A graduate of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Professor Martin holds both a licentiate and a doctorate in Sacred Theology. He is the author of more than a half-dozen books including The Suffering of Love: Christ s Descent into the Hell of Human Hopelessness (Ignatius Press, 2007). Professor Martin also writes for a variety of publications including The National Review, and is currently featured on EWTN along with Fr. Michael Scanlon and Dr. Scott Hahn in a popular, long-running series called Franciscan University Presents.
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Powerful and enlightening short study Mar 25, 2009
A wonderful and potent expounding on the Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium. Dr. Martin's renowned wit and wisdom are brought to bear on the great mystery that is the Church...indeed, that is our Lord. So much of the post-Vatican II interpretations have seemed to miss the point entirely. Dr. Martin reminds us of our very reason for existence and our purpose. He does this with an infectious love for our Lord and the Church. Few could match the mood of Lumen Gentium bringing forth its core principles as Dr. Martin has. Let not the size of this little book mislead you - it is packed and a must read for anyone wanting to better understand this most timely and important topic.