Risking the Church: The Challenges of Catholic Faith

Hardcover | April 7, 2006

byRichard Lennan

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As a consequence of numerous social and theological movements over the last few decades, the Roman Catholic Church finds itself in a situation that some have described as a state of 'peril'. This book traces the emergence of that 'peril', develops a systematic ecclesiology that identifies boththe mission and resources of the Church in the present-day, and explores possible responses to some of the specific challenges facing the contemporary Church. The book develops an understanding of the Catholic tradition in order to highlight its potential for development.

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As a consequence of numerous social and theological movements over the last few decades, the Roman Catholic Church finds itself in a situation that some have described as a state of 'peril'. This book traces the emergence of that 'peril', develops a systematic ecclesiology that identifies boththe mission and resources of the Church in ...

Richard Lennan is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Systematic Theology, Catholic Institute of Sydney.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:278 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.62 inPublished:April 7, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199271461

ISBN - 13:9780199271467

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. A Church at Risk2. An Undreamed of Possibility for Love3. Where The Spirit Flourishes4. This Church5. The Existing Season6. The Overmuch and UnfamiliarEpilogue