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The Human Face Of Church

Author : Sara Savage
ISBN : 9781786223791
Genre : Religion
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Until now, Fresh Expressions has been about starting and sustaining mission initiatives among people with little or no church contact. As these projects mature, pastoral problems easily arise - how do you integrate the old with the new? How do you get an established congregation to change it views and practices? How do you cope with conflict? What if newcomers challenge set patterns of church behaviour rather than conform with them? The publication is structured for use for training in local churches, theological colleges and as a research tool in postgraduate study.
Category: Religion

The Church Of God And Its Human Face

Author : Martin Madar
ISBN : 9781532657474
Genre : Religion
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The Church of God and Its Human Face is the first comprehensive study of perhaps the most original U.S. ecclesiologist of our times, Joseph A. Komonchak. In language accessible to a wide audience, the author offers an exposition of Komonchak’s thought on the church and explores its distinctive features, including its implications for church practice.
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The Church With A Human Face

Author : Edward Schillebeeckx
ISBN : 056767536X
Genre : Pastoral theology
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The Church with a Human Face: A New Expanded Theology of Ministry elaborates historically and theologically the main line of his argument. It further includes reactions and reflections on criticism he received. The work outlines the evolution of ecclesiastical office, starting with Jesus Christ and his messianic community, followed by a description of the practice and theology of ministry in the early Christian communities, and tracing different forms of ministry in the history of the Church. Of particular interest is the section on the ''Complaints of the People'', which deals with the discon.
Category: Pastoral theology

Any Human Face

Author : Charles Lambert
ISBN : 9780330536936
Genre : Fiction
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When Andrew – a second-hand-book dealer – comes across a pile of photographs from police archives, he decides to exhibit them. But then the gallery is raided the day before the opening, and the photos seized with surprising violence. It soon becomes clear that someone, somewhere, wants to keep the images hidden. Who? Why? And who can Andrew turn to for help - in a world where kidnap, subterfuge and even murder are the norm, and where no one is safe or above suspicion? 'A sophisticated literary thriller set on the seamier fringe of Rome's gay scene, a magnet for the lonely and displaced located a long way off the tourist trail' Guardian ‘Charles Lambert writes as if his life depends on it. He takes risks at every turn’ Hannah Tinti ‘Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer’ Beryl Bainbridge ‘A slow-burning, beautifully written crime story that brings to life the Rome that tourists don’t see’ Daily Telegraph
Category: Fiction

The Human Faces Of God

Author : Thom Stark
ISBN : 9781608993239
Genre : Religion
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Does accepting the doctrine of biblical inspiration necessitate belief in biblical inerrancy? The Bible has always functioned authoritatively in the life of the church, but what exactly should that mean? Must it mean the Bible is without error in all historical details and ethical teachings? What should thoughtful Christians do with texts that propose God is pleased by human sacrifice or that God commanded Israel to commit acts of genocide? What about texts that contain historical errors or predictions that have gone unfulfilled long beyond their expiration dates? In The Human Faces of God, Thom Stark moves beyond notions of inerrancy in order to confront such problematic texts and open up a conversation about new ways they can be used in service of the church and its moral witness today. Readers looking for an academically informed yet accessible discussion of the Bible's thorniest texts will find a thought-provoking and indispensible resource in The Human Faces of God.
Category: Religion

Faces Around The World A Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Human Face

Author : Margo DeMello
ISBN : 9781598846188
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the human face, providing fascinating information from biological, cultural, and social perspectives. • A complete bibliography of sources and index of subjects • Includes 100 images, numerous sidebars, and interesting "pop-out" quotes related to the face
Category: Social Science

Living The Catechism Of The Catholic Church

Author : Christoph Schšnborn
ISBN : 9780898707274
Genre : Religion
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Cardinal Christoph SchOnborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, a worldwide best seller, provides a brief and profound commentary on the second part of the Catechism, the sacraments. SchOnborn gives an incisive, detailed analysis of the sacraments, providing a specific meditation for each week of the year on how to better live the Catholic faith with the aid of the sacraments and the Mass, and explained in the Catechism. Through these 52 meditations, SchOnborn's hope is for the reader to not just have a better grasp of the Catholic doctrine and belief, but especially to grow in a greater love of and devotion to the person of Jesus Christ. "Faith is a whole. It has only one heart, one center, Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Christ must therefore also be the center of catechesis whose object is 'putting people...in communion...with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit." --Cardinal Christoph SchOnborn
Category: Religion

For A Missionary Reform Of The Church

Author : Antonio Spadaro, SJ
ISBN : 9781587687143
Genre : Religion
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Thirty essays presented at a symposium that deals with reform of the church and reforms in the church, according to the vision of Pope Francis.
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Back To The Future Of The Roman Catholic Church

Author : Carmen J. Calvanese
ISBN : 9781630877699
Genre : Religion
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This book explores the notion that the Roman Catholic Church risks imploding from within as a result of its inflexibility towards movements in favor of reasonable change and modernization. Attendance at Sunday Mass has dramatically decreased; the loss of the youth in these churches is a case in point. At the same time, the lack of vocations to the priesthood and religious life is at crisis proportions as is further evidenced by the closing of parishes and the curtailing of religious services including the rising phenomenon of "priest-less Parishes." Young men today--even if they aspire to the priesthood--experience both unrest and rejection at the continued demand of the Church's leadership that priests commit themselves to the lifelong discipline of celibacy. Back to the Future of the Roman Catholic Church addresses the root causes of the various developments that have provoked discontent with Church policies and defections from parish life on the part of those who appear to have lost faith in their hierarchical leaders at the highest levels of Church governance. Finally, this book probes the ways in which the Church can emerge from its crises to become, once again, faithful to its origins as founded by Jesus Christ.
Category: Religion

21st Century Pastor

Author : David C. Fisher
ISBN : 9780310877349
Genre : Religion
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The third millennium. It's a time of tremendous opportunity for the church--and tremendous challenge. More than ever, pastors need a model for ministry that can equip them for the rigors of a restless, increasingly secularized culture. In the 21st Century Pastor, David Fisher explores the apostle Paul's concept of ministry to offer a paradigm that is both biblical and relevant. Paul's view is fleshed out with examples from Fisher's own twenty-five years of pastoral experience, presenting a roadmap for today's pastor that is scholarly, practical, dynamic, and inspiring. The 21st Century Pastor first addressees crucial issues of pastoral identity, the significance of geography, time, and ecclesiology. It then explores Paul's metaphors for ministry (jars of clay, farmers and builders, servants and stewards, and others) to reveal an accurate portrait of an effective, biblical pastor--the kind who will speak to the heart of modern culture rather than languish on its fringes. Filling the rare role of a pastor to pastors, Fisher's sage insights help pastors answer their own identity questions, empowering them to minister to a deeply needy society. Says Fisher, "Pastors who know what time it is will, in the name and power of God, create communities of faith where the values of the Gospel are embraced, taught, and lived out."
Category: Religion

The Human Face Of The Great Depression

Author : Michael Cannon
ISBN : PSU:000026685700
Genre : Australia
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An examination of the social consequences of the depression of the 1930s, accompanied by black-and-white illustrations and an index.
Category: Australia

Mary The Feminine Face Of The Church

Author : Rosemary Radford Ruether
ISBN : 0664247598
Genre : Religion
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Mary Radford Ruether's book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Mary's role in the vital doctrine of the contemporary church. In this unique study, she brings together much hard-to-find material. Her careful biblical scholarship enables us to reclaim a long-ignored part of our religious tradition. Useful for women's and other adult study groups, this book includes help for study leaders.
Category: Religion

Catechism Of The Catholic Church Revised Pb

Author : The Vatican
ISBN : 9781408840993
Genre : Religion
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The first edition of the new Catechism went out across the world in many language versions. This gave the local Churches the chance to study it in depth. Through their bishops and teachers they responded with comments on texts that needed refinement. The present edition was developed in the light of these comments and published in Latin as the definitive Editio Typica. This book is the English translation of the Editio Typica.
Category: Religion

The Real Church

Author : Harald Hegstad
ISBN : 9781621895640
Genre : Religion
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What does it mean to believe in the church? What is the relationship between the church we believe in and the church we experience? Is there an invisible church that is different from the visible? This book is an argument for an ecclesiology of the visible. The only church, the real church, is a concrete reality made up of people, just like any other fellowship. What distinguishes it as church is the presence of the triune God among those who gather in the name of Jesus, making it a sign and anticipation of the fellowship of the kingdom of God. From this premise Dr. Hegstad analyzes such issues as the relationship between church and world, mission and diakonia, church as fellowship and organization, ministries in the church, worship, and the unity of the church, as well as discussing the relationship between a sociological and a theological understanding of the church.
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The Collected Works Of Edward Schillebeeckx Volume 9

Author : Edward Schillebeeckx
ISBN : 9780567503923
Genre : Religion
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The Church with a Human Face: A New Expanded Theology of Ministry elaborates historically and theologically the main line of his argument. It further includes reactions and reflections on criticism he received. The work outlines the evolution of ecclesiastical office, starting with Jesus Christ and his messianic community, followed by a description of the practice and theology of ministry in the early Christian communities, and tracing different forms of ministry in the history of the Church. Of particular interest is the section on the 'Complaints of the People', which deals with the discontent of many connected with the position of women and married priests. As long as women are not allowed to participate fully in the decisions of the Church, Schillebeeckx argues, they will not be liberated, and their complaints will remain a fundamental charge that challenges the church.
Category: Religion

Keys To The Council

Author : Richard R. Gaillardetz
ISBN : 9780814634240
Genre : Religion
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As the church marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, too few Catholics have an adequate grasp of what the council contributed to the life of the church. The problem is understandable. The Second Vatican Council produced, by far, more document pages than any other council. Consequently, any attempt to master its core teachings can be daunting. There is a danger of missing the forest for the trees. With this in mind, Keys to the Council identifies twenty key conciliar passages, central texts that help us appreciate the Vision of the council fathers. Each chapter places the given passage in its larger historical context, explores its fundamental meaning and significance, and finally considers its larger significance for the life of the church today. Chapters include exploration of Sacrosanctum Concilium's demand for full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy; Lumen Gentium's eucharistic ecclesiology; Gaudium et Spes's vision of marriage as an intimate partnership of life and love; Nostra Aetate's approach to non-Christian religions; and more.
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La Navidad Hispana At Home And At Church

Author : Miguel Arias
ISBN : 1568543573
Genre : Religion
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The authors of this exciting and useful new book extend the insights they offered in Primero Dios to the Advent and Christmas seasons, showing how to create a liturgical link between the rituals of Hispanic homes and neighborhoods and the liturgies of the entire parish. Text in English; rituals in English and in Spanish.
Category: Religion