Eucharist And The Hunger Of The World

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The Eucharist And The Hunger Of The World

Author : Monika Hellwig
ISBN : 1556125615
Genre : Religion
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The central action of the Eucharist--sharing of food, not only eating--underscores the interdependence of all people and the sharing of resources.
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The Eucharist And World Hunger

Author : Izunna Okonkwo
ISBN : 9781465391735
Genre : Religion
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Hunger is a menace in different parts of the globe. It has more unnatural than natural causes. Though efforts have been made towards alleviating its causes and consequences, more actions still need to be taken for its genuine alleviation and eventual eradication in the world. For Joseph Grassi, ‘painful hunger is a daily occurrence that must be countered by ongoing effective programs that enter into the lives of every Christian’. Such position not only recognises the frequency and excruciating nature of hunger but also suggests that Christians and other religious groups have a very important role to play in order to eradicate hunger and its devastating effects. This book explores the nuances of hunger, its causes, dimensions and approaches, as well as its connection to the Eucharist. It argues that hunger can be eradicated and that the Eucharist stands out as a veritable model.
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Hunger Bread And Eucharist

Author : Christophe Boureux
ISBN : IND:30000093896664
Genre : Religion
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Concilium has long been a household-name for cutting-edge critical and constructive theological thinking. Past contributors include leading Catholic scholars such as Hans Küng, Gregory Baum and Edward Schillebeeckx, and the editors of the review belong to the international "who's who" in the world of contemporary theology. Published five times a year, each issue reflects a deep knowledge and scholarship presented in a highly readable style, and each issue offers a wide variety of viewpoints from leading thinkers from all over the world.
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Prophetic Liturgy

Author : Tércio Junker
ISBN : 9781630873066
Genre : Religion
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The primary purpose of Prophetic Liturgy is to inquire into the prophetic dimension of the liturgy. Some questions addressed in the book are: How can a liturgy be prophetic? How can liturgy form and transform individuals and communities? In which sense does the liturgy facilitate a living participation in socio-political-economic life? How does the sacramental practice challenge the church to mediate God's gifts of grace, love, justice, and mercy to the world? Possible answers for these questions begin to emerge as we develop an understanding of religious praxis as an active and dynamic prophetic action, in which the community of faith claims its identity, promotes an engaged faithful Christian life, and affirms the sacramental life of the church as a source of formation and inspiration for prophetic praxis, mediating God's gift for the life of the world. There is risk in presenting an option for prophetic praxis, in that it may go beyond the comfort zone of a community and engender spiritual and political alienation. The most challenging ethical hope of this book is to provide the worshiping community with prophetic awareness of socio-economic injustice, while at the same time preserving the community's historical-cultural identity, its religious values, and its sacramental spirituality.
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Spiritual Traditions For The Contemporary Church

Author : Robin M. Van L. Maas
ISBN : 9781426775048
Genre : Religion
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This volume offers a comprehensive intellectual and experiential introduction to Christian spirituality. It embraces spiritual traditions from the Patristic period to the present day. Part I, "The Roots of Contemporary Western Spirituality," covers spiritual types that have been fundamental in shaping spiritual practice. Part II, "Distinctive Spiritual Traditions," offers major introductory essays on spiritual traditions formed by such notable figures as Luther, Wesley, Ignatius, and John of the Cross, as well as ecclesiastical traditions such as Anglicanism. Part III, "The Feminine Dimension in Christian Spirituality," is devoted to Marian Spirituality, holy women, and feminism. Each of the fourteen chapters is followed by a practicum which enables readers to assimilate the practice prescribed into their own devotional life .
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The Christian Consumer

Author : Laura M. Hartman
ISBN : 9780199912513
Genre : Nature
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Be it fair trade coffee or foreign oil, our choices as consumers affect the well-being of humans around the globe, not to mention the natural world and of course ourselves. Consumption is a serious ethical issue, and Christian writers throughout history have weighed in, discussing topics such as affluence and poverty, greed and gluttony, and proper stewardship of resources. These voices are often at odds, however. In this book, Laura M. Hartman formulates a coherent Christian ethic of consumption, imposing order on the debate by dividing it into four imperatives: Christians are to consume in ways that avoid sin, embrace creation, love one's neighbor, and envision the future. An adequate ethics of consumption, she argues, must include all four considerations as tools for discernment, even when they seem to contradict one another. The book includes discussions of Christian practices such as fasting, gratitude, solidarity, gift-giving, Sabbath-keeping, and the Eucharist. Using exemplars from the Christian tradition and practical examples from everyday life, The Christian Consumer offers a thoughtful guide to ethical consumption.
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The Blackwell Companion To Christian Ethics

Author : Stanley Hauerwas
ISBN : 1444396676
Genre : Religion
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Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians. Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues Includes a number of revised essays and a range of new authors The innovative and influential approach organizes ethical themes around the shape of Christian worship The original edition is the most successful to-date in the Companions to Religion series
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Drenched In Grace

Author : Lizette Larson-Miller
ISBN : 9781621897538
Genre : Religion
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The importance of baptism within Christian history, theology, and practice is of the first order. Rooted in Christian Scripture, baptism is initiation into Jesus Christ and the sacramental beginning of engagement with the church, the body of Christ. In recent decades, the relationship between baptismal theology and ecclesiology has changed. Rather than focusing solely on the implications of baptism for individuals, the center of theological conversation has moved increasingly to the nature of baptism as formative of the church. One of the pioneers in exploring this theological issue in the United States has been the Rev. Dr. Louis Weil, who, from the time he helped author the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, has advocated for an approach called "baptismal ecclesiology." In a number of essays since the 1980s, Dr. Weil has encouraged an increasingly ecumenical conversation around this particular approach to ecclesiology. This ecumenical collection of essays by a distinguished and international group of sixteen scholars continues the conversation on liturgy and ecclesiology begun by Fr. Weil.
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Celebrating Sacraments

Author : Joseph Stoutzenberger
ISBN : 9780884896241
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the history, meaning, and rituals associated with the seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church.
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The Eucharist

Author : Thomas O'Loughlin
ISBN : 9780567213136
Genre : Religion
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Theological reflection upon the Eucharist is dominated by two paradigms: One approach interprets the Eucharist almost exclusively in theological terms, shaped by Scholasticism and the Reformation. Most discussions about the nature of the Eucharist, Eucharistic presence or the role of the priest follow these categories, even if they come in modern disguise. The other reads the Eucharist as an event which can be explored empirically. O'Loughlin develops a new understanding of the Eucharist. This can be done by looking afresh at the historical evidence and bringing it in dialogue with modern theology. In the past decades, historical research and new discoveries have changed our view of the origins and the development of the Eucharist. By bringing history into a fruitful dialogue with sacramental and liturgical theology, he shows not only ways how theology and practice can be brought closer together again, but also how current ecumenical divisions can be overcome. His book makes an important contribution to eucharistic theology, both for individual church traditions as well as for ecumenical dialogues.
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Eucharist

Author : Marie McIntyre
ISBN : 089622077X
Genre : Lord's Supper
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A General Doctrine Of The Sacraments And The Mystery Of The Eucharist

Author : Johann Auer
ISBN : UVA:X002764817
Genre : Religion
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In A General Doctrine of the Sacraments, Johann Auer aims to achieve a deeper understanding of the inner structure of the sacraments and of how they determine the structure of our Christian existence. In The Mystery of the Eucharist, Auer takes account of the biblical, historical, and theological aspects of the Church's teaching on the Eucharist.
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Daughters Of Sarah

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ISBN : WISC:89069297661
Genre : Christian women
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Category: Christian women

The Catholic Faith

Author : Brennan Hill
ISBN : 0026623455
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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[In this book,] you will begin by looking at how humans have searched from the beginning of time for the ultimate reality who is the source of their lives and the goal for which they strive ... Next you will examine Jesus' message, his "good news" that God loves all of us, especially those who are poor or oppressed. You will ponder on the ... Catholic belief in life after death, and see how the road to such eternal happiness is one of love - love of God, neighbor and self. Midway through your journey, you will discover the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit whom he promised to send to each of us, the Comforter whom he promised would be with us all days. You will also explore how the Church, a community that struggles to follow Jesus' teachings and example, works to carry on his mission of service ... The seven sacraments are places where Catholics uniquely meet up with Jesus Christ. [The] search will close where it began with a look at people's efforts to reach out to God. The final chapter will address prayer, the lifting up of the mind and heart to God, and the listening to God's self-revelation.-Introd.
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The Church And Work

Author : Joshua Sweeden
ISBN : 9781630873035
Genre : Religion
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Work is one of the most dominant and unavoidable realities of life. Though experiences of work vary tremendously, many Christians share a common struggle of having to live in seemingly bifurcated spheres of work and faith. Beginning with the conviction that Christian faith permeates all aspects of life, Joshua Sweeden explores Christian understandings of "good work" in relationship to ethics, community practice, and ecclesial witness. In The Church and Work, Sweeden provides a substantial contribution to the theological conversation about work by proposing an ecclesiological grounding for good work. He argues that many of the prominent theological proposals for good work are too abstract from context and demonstrates how the church can be understood as generative for both the theology and practice of good work. This needed ecclesiological development takes seriously the role of context in the ongoing discernment of good work and specifically explores how ecclesial life and practice shape and inform good work. Christian understandings of good work are inconceivable without the church. Accordingly, the church is not simply the recipient and a dispenser of a theology of work, but the locus of its development.
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