The Practice of Catholic Theology

The Practice of Catholic Theology
Author: Paul J. Griffiths
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN 10: 0813228905
ISBN 13: 9780813228907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Catholic Theology Book Review:

In The Practice of Catholic Theology: A Modest Proposal, Paul J. Griffiths has written a how-to book for Catholic theologians that will both instruct beginners and challenge long-time practitioners to sharpen their understanding of their craft. He defines Catholic theology as the practice of thinking, speaking, and writing about the God of Christian confession; so understood, it's something that anyone can learn to do. Personal sanctity is not required, but as with any other practice, practitioners of this beautiful and elevated thought-performance need to know some things and to develop some skills in order to be able to perform it.

Roman Catholic Theology and Practice

Roman Catholic Theology and Practice
Author: Gregg R. Allison
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-11-30
ISBN 10: 1433545411
ISBN 13: 9781433545412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Catholic Theology and Practice Book Review:

In this balanced volume, Gregg Allison—an evangelical theologian and church historian—helps readers understand the nuances of Roman Catholic teaching. Walking through the official Catechism of the Catholic Church, Allison summarizes and assesses Catholic doctrine from the perspective of both Scripture and evangelical theology. Noting prominent similarities without glossing over key differences, this book will equip Christians on both sides of the ecclesiastical divide to fruitfully engage in honest dialogue with one another.

Catholic Theology

Catholic Theology
Author: Frederick C. Bauerschmidt,James J. Buckley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2016-03-28
ISBN 10: 1118528018
ISBN 13: 9781118528013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic Theology Book Review:

Introduction to Catholic Theology is an accessible but in-depth examination of the ways in which Catholic theology is rooted in and informs Catholic practice. Weaves together discussion of the Bible, historical texts, reflections by important theologians, and contemporary debates for a nuanced look at belief and practice within the Catholic faith Provides an overview of all major theological areas, including scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, and moral theology Appropriate for students at all levels, assuming no prior knowledge yet providing enough insight and substance to interest those more familiar with the topic Written in a dynamic, engaging style by two professors with more than 50 years of classroom experience between them

The Practice of Theology

The Practice of Theology
Author: Colin E. Gunton,Stephen R. Holmes,Murray Rae
Publsiher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780334028161
ISBN 13: 0334028167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Theology Book Review:

This accessible reader is focused on a standard theme for introductory level university courses in systematic theology. The texts are selected from a variety of positions from across the country, and are designed to promote engagement with major theological debates.

Being Catholic

Being Catholic
Author: Daniel E. Pilarczyk
Publsiher: Franciscan Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780867167085
ISBN 13: 0867167084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Catholic Book Review:

This book is…an act of witnessing, a testimony to the generosity of God that Catholics experience in accepting and living out the gift of faith that Christ has bestowed on them.—from the Introduction A bishop is not only a spiritual shepherd but a teacher. In Being Catholic Archbishop Pilarczyk teaches in clear, concise language the basic beliefs and practices of Catholics and what shapes a Catholic's thinking. The book discusses: HOW WE BELIEVE: Believing Catholic is a matter of knowing, understanding and responding to a story-the true story of God's love for us. It offers "the fundamentals that have to be there if thinking and practicing Catholic are going to have any appeal or make any sense." HOW WE PRACTICE: Reflections on the behaviors that express our faith and our membership in the Church, such as going to Mass, receiving the sacraments and raising children Catholic. By being a practicing Catholic, we strengthen our behaviors so we can proclaim them to others. HOW WE THINK: A series of thoughtful, pastoral and heartfelt reflections on all aspects of our lives in the world, seen through the eyes of one deeply faithful to the tradition and teachings of the church. Topics for "Thinking Catholic" include respect for life, spiritual maturity and a universal Church.

The Shape of Catholic Theology

The Shape of Catholic Theology
Author: Aidan Nichols
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780814619094
ISBN 13: 0814619096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shape of Catholic Theology Book Review:

An exemplary summary of the state of Catholic theology and what appears to be its future. This historical treatment of Catholic theology looks not to the content of that theology but rather to the form in which that content is contained and how it is expressed. Faithful to Catholic teaching yet critical, discerning yet impartial, Nichols offers this introduction to dogmatic theology, with the firm belief that dogmatics are the center of theology, and that any theological discipline which cuts itself off from these heartlands does so at its own peril. For it is in dogmatics that theology is in touch with the heart of revelation, and only by virtue of the quality of its contact with that revelation is thinking Christian at all. Though comprehensive and far-reaching, this work is not beyond the understanding of people just commencing a study of theology. It makes an excellent text for study groups.

Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology
Author: Francis Schüssler Fiorenza
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1451407920
ISBN 13: 9781451407921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systematic Theology Book Review:

Unique among contemporary resources, the landmark Systematic Theology and its distinguished contributors present the major areas or loci of Roman Catholic theology in light of contemporary developments--especially the sea-change since Vatican II thought, the best new historical studies of traditional doctrines and scripture, and the diverse creative impulses that come from recent philosophy and hermeneutics, culture and praxis, and ecumenical contacts.

Keeping Faith in Practice

Keeping Faith in Practice
Author: James Sweeney
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 0334049008
ISBN 13: 9780334049005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Faith in Practice Book Review:

Keeping Faith in Practice is an addition to SCM's growing Practical and Pastoral Theology list. Most books in this field are written by authors from various Protestant backgrounds. Catholic teachers in this field are frequently asked by colleagues for suggestions of Catholic resources, and find themselves at a loss. The central subject of this book is an exploration of how theology engages with the dimension of practice in the life of the Church and contemporary society and culture. The book covers the main focal points of a Catholic view of pastoral/practical theology - its foundations and different fields.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author: Catholic Church
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 825
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0385508190
ISBN 13: 9780385508193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catechism of the Catholic Church Book Review:

This updated second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church incorporates all the final modifications made in the complete, official Latin text, accompanied by line-by-line explanations of orthodox Catholicism, summaries of each section, a detailed index, extensive cross-references, and helpful footnotes.

Are We Together

Are We Together
Author: R. C. Sproul
Publsiher: Reformation Trust Publishing
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781567692822
ISBN 13: 1567692826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are We Together Book Review:

In Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism, Dr. R.C. Sproul takes his stand for the cardinal doctrines of Protestantism in opposition to the errors of the Roman Catholic Church. Sproul, a passionate defender of the gospel of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, cites the historic statements of the Protestant Reformers and the Roman Catholic authorities, then references modern doctrinal statements to show that the Roman Catholic Church has not altered its official positions. In light of this continuing gap, he writes, efforts by some in the evangelical camp to find common ground with Rome on matters at the heart of the gospel are nothing short of untrue to biblical teaching. In Sprouls estimation, the Reformation remains relevant.

An Introduction to Catholic Theology

An Introduction to Catholic Theology
Author: Richard Lennan
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780809138081
ISBN 13: 0809138085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Catholic Theology Book Review:

"What is Catholic theology? In order to reach an answer, the authors use various definitions of theology to identify the principal elements of the discipline, elements that include the human person, faith, the scriptures, philosophy, morality and everyday human experience. The authors also provide examples from the history of theology to highlight the dynamic nature of Catholic theology and its evolution in a variety of cultural and historical settings."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Catholic Theology

Catholic Theology
Author: Frederick C. Bauerschmidt,James J. Buckley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 0631212973
ISBN 13: 9780631212973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic Theology Book Review:

Introduction to Catholic Theology is an accessible but in-depth examination of the ways in which Catholic theology is rooted in and informs Catholic practice. Weaves together discussion of the Bible, historical texts, reflections by important theologians, and contemporary debates for a nuanced look at belief and practice within the Catholic faith Provides an overview of all major theological areas, including scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, and moral theology Appropriate for students at all levels, assuming no prior knowledge yet providing enough insight and substance to interest those more familiar with the topic Written in a dynamic, engaging style by two professors with more than 50 years of classroom experience between them

The Practice of the Presence of God

The Practice of the Presence of God
Author: Martin Laird,Sheelah Treflé Hidden
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN 10: 1317076575
ISBN 13: 9781317076575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of the Presence of God Book Review:

Exploring the unity of the practice of prayer and the practice of theology, this book draws together insights from world-class theologians including Rowan Williams, Andrew Louth, Frances Young, Margaret R. Miles, Sebastian Brock, and Nicholaï Sakharov. Offering glimpses of the prayer-life and witness that undergirds theological endeavour, some authors approach the topic in a deeply personal way while others express the unity of prayer and the theologian in a traditionally scholarly manner. No matter what the denomination of the Christian theologian - Greek or Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist - authors demonstrate that the discipline of theology cannot properly be practiced apart from the prayer life of the theologian. The prayer of the theologian shapes her or his approach to theology. Whether it be preaching, teaching, writing or research, the deep soundings of prayer inform and embrace all.

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism
Author: James J. Buckley,Frederick C. Bauerschmidt,Trent Pomplun
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010-12-13
ISBN 10: 1444337327
ISBN 13: 9781444337327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism Book Review:

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism offers an extensive survey of the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholicism, written by a range of distinguished and experienced Catholic writers. Engages its readers in an informed and informative conversation about Roman Catholic life and thought Embraces the local and the global, the past and the present, life and the afterlife, and a broad range of institutions and activities Considers both what is distinctive about Catholic life and thought, and how Catholicism overlaps with and transforms other ways of thinking and living Topics covered include: peacemaking, violence and wars; money, the vow of poverty and socio-economic life; art by and about Catholics; and men, women and sex

Why Believe

Why Believe
Author: Eileen P. Flynn
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781580510837
ISBN 13: 1580510833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Believe Book Review:

Establishing the identity and meaning of Jesus as the perfect revelation of God, Why Believe? examines the nature of theology, God, faith, scripture, the Church, spirituality, and morality.

What is Lonergan Up to in Insight

What is Lonergan Up to in  Insight
Author: Terry J. Tekippe
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 0814684254
ISBN 13: 9780814684252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Lonergan Up to in Insight Book Review:

Many consider Bernard Lonergan the outstanding Catholic philosopher of the twentieth century, and his Insight: A Study in Human Understanding (1957) is a brilliant but difficult work that has challenged innumerable readers.What Is Lonergan Up to in Insight? is an accessible introduction to the leading ideas of Lonergan's massive and major achievement in which he focuses on the dynamics of scientific method. Using Plato's Myth of the Cave as the guiding metaphor, Father Tekippe, who studied under Lonergan, introduces readers to the main ideas of Lonergan's magnum opus. He does not comment, summarize, nor substitute for Insight, but instead communicates faithfully Lonergan's own leading inspirations. Having studied Lonergan for thirty years, Father Tekippe brings the reader into the intricacies of the inner mind. Chapters relate the more abstract theological questions: Knowing and Morality," "Being: The Object of the Pure Desire to Know," "The Idea of God," "The Existence of God," "Reflective Insight," and "Question, Inquiry, and the Heuristic," as well as the practical, everyday inquiries: "Insight in Common Palance," "Insight in Sports," "Insight and the Detective Story," "Insight in Jokes," and "Great Insights in Science." Undergraduate and graduate students, those in catechetical and ministry schools, and all those interested in Lonergan's theology will appreciate this introduction to one of the most respected and influential works of our time.

Intellectual Appetite

Intellectual Appetite
Author: Paul J. Griffiths
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN 10: 0813216869
ISBN 13: 9780813216867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Appetite Book Review:

The appetite for knowledge--wanting to know things--is very strong in humans. Some will sacrifice all other goods (sex, power, food, life itself) for it. But this is not a simple appetite, and this book treats some of its complications, deformations, beauties, and intensities.

Waking Up Catholic

Waking Up Catholic
Author: Chad R. Torgerson
Publsiher: Assisi Media
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2013-07-03
ISBN 10: 0989531902
ISBN 13: 9780989531900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking Up Catholic Book Review:

Are you new to Catholicism and become a recent "Catholic convert"? Did you grow up Catholic and return as a "Catholic revert"? Are you interested in "becoming Catholic" for the first time? If you want to learn more about basic Catholic beliefs, Waking Up Catholic: A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic is the book for you. The depth of Catholic theology is one of its greatest beauties, but understanding it can be one of its greatest challenges. You have questions. Waking Up Catholic has answers. Learn about: How does Catholic Tradition fit in with Scripture? Why do we have a pope? Do Catholics "really" worship Mary? Why do Catholics pray to saints? Is Holy Communion just a symbol of Christ? What is the purpose of Confession? Do repetitious Catholic prayers really work? And more... Waking Up Catholic answers these questions, and more, from the perspective of someone who converted to Catholicism himself. Waking Up Catholic may be the first Catholic book you've ever read, but after you're done, it won't be the last.

Catholic Theology

Catholic Theology
Author: Tracey Rowland
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN 10: 0567657671
ISBN 13: 9780567657671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic Theology Book Review:

Rowland showcases here the dominant contemporary approaches to doing Catholic theology. Chapter 1 offers a summary of the two International Theological Commission (ITC) documents on the discipline of Catholic theology. These documents set out the general principles which should govern any approach to Catholic theology (at least according to the ITC). The subsequent chapters each focus on one of four different approaches frequently found in contemporary Catholic academies: the approach of Thomists, members of the Communio milieu, members of the Concilium milieu and promoters of different varieties of Liberation Theology. Rowland's work is pitched at the level of first time students of theology who are trying to make sense of the methodological choices which undergird the different approaches to Catholic theology. Rowland concludes with four appendices: a list of all Doctors of the Church, a list of all encyclicals since the 19th century, a list of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, and a list of definitions of the various Christological heresies which were the subject of the debates of the early Church Councils. These appendices will provide useful reference tables for young scholars, including seminarians.

Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS

Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS
Author: Emily Reimer-Barry
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN 10: 0739196294
ISBN 13: 9780739196298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS Book Review:

Marriage for Life begins by listening to the lived experiences of Catholic, married, HIV-positive women, in order to better understand their struggles. The eight women interviewed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, shared their stories of marriage, of family life, of church involvement, and of living with HIV. Their candid reflections offer a fresh and grounded perspective on the challenges of living with HIV in a US context. After listening to and learning from these women’s experiences, Reimer-Barry constructs a theology of Christian marriage that is life-giving in a world with AIDS. While Catholic teachings have developed and now affirm the equal dignity of women and men, troubling legacies of women’s subordination remain embedded in liturgical practices and theological texts. Arguing that self-care is an indispensable component of a healthy marriage, Reimer-Barry constructs a life-affirming theology of marriage that is sensitive to the struggles of her collaborators. She argues that marriage for life must promote the full flourishing of both partners, respect wives as equal partners with their husbands, and offer a coherent and empowering sexual ethic. Building on the wisdom of her collaborators’ lived experiences, Reimer-Barry examines the need for a more adequate Catholic response to HIV and AIDS, arguing that church communities should promote comprehensive sexual education, affirm both abstinence and condom use for HIV prevention, and actively work to reduce stigmatizing behaviors within church communities. She also unpacks the implications of marriage for life for Catholic liturgical practice, marriage preparation programs, sexual education programs, and family ministries. Modeling her method on what Pope Francis calls the “art of accompaniment,” Reimer-Barry argues that Catholic theology of marriage must be renewed and updated so that all can plainly understand that marriage is for life.