Catholicism In The Third Millennium by Thomas P. RauschCatholicism In The Third Millennium by Thomas P. Rausch

Catholicism In The Third Millennium

byThomas P. Rausch

Paperback | February 28, 2003

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What is Catholicism? And where is the Catholic Church headed in the third millennium? These two questions provide the structure for Thomas Rausch's Catholicism in the Third Millennium. Here Rausch combines a faithful presentation of the tradition with a critical theological reflection and interpretation of where the Church is today and where it might be moving. Catholicism in the Third Millennium offers an appreciation of the forces and movements that have shaped, and continue to influence, the ongoing change and development of Roman Catholicism. Chief among these is the influence of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) in reshaping Catholicism. This revised edition includes updated text from Rausch's Catholicism at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, particularly the final chapter on "The Unfinished Agenda" of Vatican II. Each chapter concludes with focus questions developed by Catherine E. Clifford of St. Paul's University, Ottawa. This experience of guided reading provides readers with a broad survey of Roman Catholic faith and practice in its contemporary context. For readers who wish to compare particular passages of this volume with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, an outline is provided in an appendix, with references to the appropriate sections of the Catechism. A second appendix offers a glossary of terms used in the book, while a third appendix lists a number of basic works for further investigation of Catholic faith and life. Chapters are "The Church and the Council, " "Faith and the Believing Community, " "A Visible Church, " "A Living Tradition, " "Sacraments and Christian Initiation, " "Christian Life and Discipleship, " "Sin, Forgiveness, and Healing, " "Sexual Morality andSocial Justice, " "Prayer and Spirituality, " "The Fullness of Christian Hope, " and "The Unfinished Agenda." Includes Appendix I: Outlook of Book, with References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Appendix II: Glossary of Terms, and Appendix III: Basic Reference Works on Catholicism. An Index of Names, and an Index of Subjects are also included.
Title:Catholicism In The Third MillenniumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.16 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:February 28, 2003Publisher:Michael Glazier BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814658997

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good resource This book is a new edition of Catholicism: At The Dawn Of The Third Millennium. It is a great book for one raised in the Catholic tradition or someone who is curious about it. It looks back over the past thirty-odd years at the goals of Vatican Council II, and how the church is doing at living up to the expectations from that event. This revised edition does not, at first look, appear that different. Yet the few differences make it well worth it. There is major revision of chapter 2, section two, which has gone from being `The People of God' to `God and God's People'. There are also discussion questions at the end of each chapter. That will help the reader digest the material, or help a group study the book together. All in all, in a new edition written seven years after the first, I was hoping for much more. There was an expectation of newer and fresher analysis of the material. Yet, even with that letdown, the book is worth an examination by a member of the catholic community or the casual scholar.
Date published: 2006-07-19

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..". should be required reading for all Catholics over the age of 50 and strongly recommended for everyone else."