More About Timothy E. Byerley & S.J. Avery Cardinal Dulles
Fr. Timothy Byerley has been a priest of the Diocese of Camden, NJ, for 22 years and is pastor of St. John Vianney Church in Deptford, New Jersey. He obtained a PhD from Fordham University's School of Religious Education. Fr. Byerley is also the co-founder and director of Collegium Center for Faith and Culture, an organization in the Diocese of Camden that conducts various works of Catholic evangelization.
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Especially recommended for seminary, parish, and church school Catholic Theology reference collections Nov 9, 2008
An exploration of traditional practices can breath new life into a withering view. In "The Great Commission: Models of Evangelization in American Catholicism", author Timothy E. Byerley (who is a priest of the Diocese of Camden and the pastor of St. John Vianney Church in Deptford, new Jersey), cogently explains that from the moment Jesus commissioned His disciples to go into the world and proclaim the good news, this divine message has taken shape in many different forms. "The Great Commission" proposes six standard patterns that emerged throughout the course of Church history, (all of which were derived from the New Testament) and then evaluates these models for reflection, comparison and considerations. Clearly formatted with each model followed by a definition, example, evaluation, the model as it is today and then considerations for Christian education, "The Great Commission" is an informed and informative as it is inspired and 'reader friendly'. Thoughtfully written and very well researched, "The Great Commission" is a superbly organized and presented resource for religious readers and educators to promote thought provoking discussions. "The Great Commission" is especially recommended for seminary, parish, and church school Catholic Theology reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
Evangelization Sep 6, 2008
I enjoyed this book. It is scholarly but still motivating for an average Catholic. Evangelization is not a "dirty word" - all Catholics are called to evangelize. Father Byerley shows us how in this excellent book.