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The Ongoing Renewal of Catholicism

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““The author has done a commendable job in highlighting important modern developments in Roman Catholicism. I especially found the chapters on ecumenism and interfaith dialogue helpful in my introductory courses, which are becoming more and more confessionally and even religiously diverse.”

Christopher Dorn, PhD
Marquette University

“The style and tone of the writing is just right. In fact, many times the text reads like a story. The author’s scholarship imbues the text but is kept somewhat in the background, and thus does not get in the way.”

Paul Wadell, PhD
Saint Norbert's College, De Pere, Wisconsin

About This Book

Overview

Designed for College Students Taking Their First Course in Catholic Theology

In The Ongoing Renewal of Catholicism, Professor Brennan Hill has provided a wonderfully engaging, progressive look at Catholic theology for today. Dr. Hill’s discussion introduces to readers the foundations of Catholic thought, follows the development of that thought, and looks closely at the issues of today’s world and Catholicism’s response. While firmly rooted in the Catholic tradition, the author takes an ecumenical approach by incorporating teachings and insights from other Christian churches and world faiths.

Details

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 7.25 x 1.5 x 9.125 in
Format

Softcover

ISBN

978-0-88489-954-9

Pages

330

Item # 7005

Customer Reviews

““The author has done a commendable job in highlighting important modern developments in Roman Catholicism. I especially found the chapters on ecumenism and interfaith dialogue helpful in my introductory courses, which are becoming more and more confessionally and even religiously diverse.”

Christopher Dorn, PhD
Marquette University

“The style and tone of the writing is just right. In fact, many times the text reads like a story. The author’s scholarship imbues the text but is kept somewhat in the background, and thus does not get in the way.”

Paul Wadell, PhD
Saint Norbert's College, De Pere, Wisconsin

About the Author

BrennanHill

Brennan R. Hill

Brennan Hill is professor emeritus, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. He has taught theology for more than forty years, twenty-two of them at Xavier, the rest at Siena College, Seattle University, Saint Michael’s College, Marquette University, and the College of Saint Rose. The author of more than twenty books and hundreds of articles, Dr. Hill has four graduate degrees in both English and theology. His PhD is from Marquette University. He was the 2004 recipient of the Bishop Broderick Award, and he has been a member and president of the College Theology Society.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Jesus of Nazareth

  • A Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
  • Back in Nazareth
  • A Call to Renew His Religion
  • The Mission Begins
  • Game Time
  • The Last Days
  • The Process of Crucifixion
  • The Resurrection

Chapter 2: The Bible

  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • Reading the Bible
  • Exercises in Biblical Interpretation
  • Conclusion

Chapter 3: The Christian Church

  • Leadership
  • Constantine’s Era
  • Christianity Spreads
  • Great Divisions
  • Fast Forward
  • Forty Years
  • Conclusion

Chapter 4: Christian Divisions and Efforts for Unity

  • East and West Drift Apart
  • The Pre-Reformation Ground Zero for Reform
  • The Ecumenical Movement
  • Interchurch Marriages
  • Conclusion

Chapter 5: Interfaith Dialogue

  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Catholics and Other Faiths
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Conclusion

Chapter 6: A Sacramental People

  • The Sacramental Principle
  • The Christian Sacraments
  • Conclusion

Chapter 7: The Liturgy and Eucharist

  • Liturgy
  • Foundations of Christian Liturgy
  • Eucharist
  • Conclusion

Chapter 8: Women and the Church

  • Jewish Traditions
  • Jesus’ Views
  • Some Outstanding Christian Women
  • The Women’s Movement
  • Official Catholic Positions on Women
  • New Feminist Interpretations
  • Feminist Views on the Church
  • Conclusion

Chapter 9: Modern Catholic Social Teaching

  • A Brief Historical Overview
  • The Roman Synod on Justice
  • Catholic Social Teaching in the United States
  • The Progression of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Some Key Notions in Catholic Social Teaching
  • Some Heroes for Social Justice
  • Conclusion

Chapter 10: Christian Faith and the Environment

  • The Old Testament
  • The Christian Scriptures
  • Christology and Saving the Earth
  • Jesus as Savior
  • Christian Sacraments The Churches Speak Out
  • Feminine Perspectives
  • An Environmental Ethic
  • Conclusion

 

Index

Browse by Subject

  • Eco-Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Religious Studies
  • Science and Religion
  • Scripture
  • Theology