The Spirit of Catholicism

Author: Dr. Karl Adam

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204944

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 1987

This is the 1929 English translation of the original German text first published in 1924 and authored by one of the world’s most distinguished Christian philosophers, Dr. Karl Adam. This book is a brilliant and evocative study of the fundamental concepts of the Catholic Faith, from its tenets, its historical development and the role of the Church in world society. For many on the outside, Catholicism, according to Dr. Adam, represents a daunting and somewhat foreign confused mass of conflicting forces that has somehow survived the tests of time. Catholicism is simultaneously new yet quite old; holy yet corrupt; hierarchical yet personal; dogmatic yet utilitarian, and so on. How can someone outside the Church get a good grasp on the essence of Catholicism when it is so vast and seemingly complex? Those attempting to grasp the very heart and spirit of Catholicism should read Karl Adam’s book, which is a most elegant and concise exploration of the faith and an attempt to address these ambiguities. What are the fundamental attributes of the Catholic Church? What is the source from which it has drawn vigor and life through its two thousand years of life on earth? What are the secret sources of its incredible vitality in the world today? The author answers these and many other questions about the nature and structure of the Church. He examines the essential nature of the Catholic Church from the basic premise that it was expressly founded by Christ, traces its historical development and analyzes its actual functioning through the ages.

Unity in the Church Or the Principle of Catholicism

Presented in the Spirit of the Church Fathers of the First Three Centuries

Author: Johann Adam Möhler

Publisher: Catholic University of Amer Press


Category: Religion

Page: 487

View: 7979

Originally written in 1825, this book upholds a romantic view of the Catholic Church, describing it as the organic development of the life-giving Holy Spirit. It uses the works of the Church Fathers to demonstrates to contemporary Protestant opponents that the Scriptures arose from within the Church.

The Spirit of Vatican II

A History of Catholic Reform in America

Author: Colleen McDannell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 046502338X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6386

In 1962 a group of Catholic leaders traveled to Rome, charged by Pope John XXIII with the task of making the gospel of Christ relevant in a modern world. The Second Vatican Council transformed the lives of Catholics through sweeping reforms--yet its effect on the daily lives of practicing Catholics has never been fully understood. In this illuminating study, religious historian Colleen McDannell presents new insight into Vatican II by shifting the framework of its analysis: from men to women, from urban to suburban, from theory to practice. Using the story of her Catholic mother's life as a narrative thread, McDannell presents in The Spirit of Vatican II a refreshingly positive portrayal of the state of modern Catholicism--and a testament to the lasting effects of its liberalization.

The Spirit of the Oxford Movement

Tractarian Essays

Author: Owen Chadwick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424400

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 4616

In this collection of new and revised essays Owen Chadwick, perhaps the most distinguished living historian of religion, writes on various aspects of the Oxford Movement and the English Church in the Victorian era. Along with studies of Newman, Liddon, Edward King and Henri Bremond are included more general essays surveying the reaction of the Established Church and on the nature of Catholicism. In particular, the revision of the long-unobtainable introductory essay, The Mind of the Oxford Movement, illustrates once again the profound contribution Owen Chadwick has made to our understanding of religion in Britain in the nineteenth century.

The Spirit of Vatican II

Western European Progressive Catholicism in the Long Sixties

Author: Gerd-Rainer Horn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199593256

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 4756

This book is the first comprehensive and transnational survey of the radical dynamic unleashed by the innovations emerging from Vatican II. It highlights the intellectual and activist contribution by Catholic thinkers, priests, and laypersons in shaping the turbulent decade of the Sixties in Western Europe. This study will be of interest to social movement activists as much as to students of theology. The specific contributions by radical Catholic students,workers, base communities, radical priest associations, and eminent theologians are covered in equal depth. It aims to highlight a moment in the recent history of European society when Catholic communitieswere acting as indispensable motor forces of radical political and societal change. The story told casts light on a very recent moment in European history when utopian longings were commonplace, leading to a great variety of radical experiments which fundamentally changed society.

The Church of God

Body of Christ and Temple of the Spirit

Author: Louis Bouyer

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586173243

Category: Religion

Page: 635

View: 7787

How does the Church perceive herself? Fr. Louis Bouyers "The Church of God" sets out to answer that question, in light of Tradition and theological reflection through the centuries, but especially by drawing on the teaching of the Second Vatican Council. This book is a highly-readable, thorough synthesis of ecclesiology after the Council, presented by one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. The author, himself a former Lutheran minister, also explores Reformation views of the Church, as well as the Catholic Churchs deepened understanding of her distinctive identity and her imperfect but real communion with the Orthodox churches and Protestant ecclesial communities. The Church of God is a major contribution to the ecclesiology of communion fostered by the Second Vatican Council and continued by Pope Paul VI, but especially by John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Indeed, the book reflects the hermeneutic of reform Pope Benedict XVI insists should guide the interpretation of Vatican II.

Catholicism and the Spirit

Imagining a More Pneumatological, Charismatic Ecclesiology

Author: Stephen Ebo Annan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 154347070X

Category: Religion

Page: 366

View: 9600

The resurgence of Pentecostal, charismatic Christianityepitomized in the global Southhas thrown Catholicism back on itself, and has challenged it to reassess its ecclesial self-understanding. The Catholic Church has been accused of having forgotten the Spirit. Despite the progress made by the Catholic Church to redress this so-called pneumatological deficit, it nonetheless remains the case that Roman Catholicism and charismatic Christianity seems to be mutually exclusive. Why and how does the Roman Catholic Church today still lack a fully-developed pneumatological-charismatic ecclesiology?Catholicism and the Spirit sets out to address such questions, and argues that the Church must overcome its ultraconservatism and re-envision a robust Spirit-led ecclesiology to meet the demands of ecclesial renewal.

The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism

Author: Louis Bouyer

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1621642186

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 5834

Louis Bouyer examines the underlying principles and teachings of the 16th century Protestant reformers. These topics include Scripture alone as source of Christian belief, justification by faith alone, God's free gift of unmerited salvation, the sovereignty of God, and the Christian responsibility toward good works. He also presents certain problematic areas of Protestant thought, such as the denial of the efficacy of the sacraments, a conflict between various interpretations of Scripture and the Tradition of the Church, and the rejection of Church authority. He then shows how these same principles gradually weakened the various forms of Protestantism, while, at the same time, provided impetus for later reforms and renewals. Written in 1956, The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism by Louis Bouyer still challenges both Catholics and Protestants to better understand the issues that both separate and unite them. Topics include the Protestant teachings of: The Free Gift of Unmerited SalvationThe Sovereignty of GodJustification by Faith AloneThe Authority of Scripture Alone as a Source of Christian DoctrineThe Responsibility of Christians Believers Toward Good Works

The Gift

Discovering the Holy Spirit in Catholic Tradition

Author: Alan Schreck

Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781612611662

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 4621

Who is the Holy Spirit? What role does the Spirit play in the life of the Church and of the individual Christian? Beginning with the belief in the Holy Spirit as a Person of God, and not just a “force,” this book reveals the Catholic understanding of the presence and influence of the Spirit God in every aspect of the Christian life. The book focuses on the unique aspects and development of Catholic devotion to the Holy Spirit from antiquity to the present, culminating in a look at Catholic theology of the Holy Spirit today and the new and exciting ways the Spirit is working among Catholics and all Christians in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Firmly I Believe and Truly

The Spiritual Tradition of Catholic England

Author: John Saward,John Morrill,Michael Tomko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199677948

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 596

An Anthology of Writings from 1483 to 1999 Firmly I Believe and Truly celebrates the depth and breadth of the spiritual, literary, and intellectual heritage of the Post-Reformation English Roman Catholic tradition in an anthology of writings that span a five hundred year period between William Caxton and Cardinal Hume. Intended as a rich resource for all with an interest in Roman Catholicism, the writings have been carefully selected and edited by a team of scholars with historical, theological, and literary expertise. Each author is introduced to provide context for the included extracts and the chronological arrangement of the anthology makes the volume easy to use whilst creating a fascinating overview of the modern era in English Catholic thought. The extracts comprise a wide variety writing genres; sermons, prayers, poetry, diaries, novels, theology, apologetics, works of controversy, devotional literature, biographies, drama, and essays. Includes writings by: John Colet, John Fisher, Thomas More, Robert Southwell, Philip Howard, Edmund Campion, John Gother, John Dryden, Mary Barker, Alexander Pope, Richard Challoner, Alban Butler, John Milner, Elizabeth Inchbald, Nicholas Wiseman, Margaret Mary Hallahan, A. W. N. Pugin, John Henry Newman, Henry Edward Manning, Frederick William Faber, Bertrand Wilberforce, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Vincent McNabb, Hilaire Belloc, Maurice Baring, G. K. Chesterton, R. A. Knox, J. R. R. Tolkien, Caryll Houselander, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, John Bradburne, Cardinal Hume

Unmasking Catholicism

What Hides Behind The Modern Public Image?

Author: Mary Ann Collins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595316786

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 1615

Hundreds of Protestant pastors are converting to Catholicism. Evangelical pastors are promoting Catholic mysticism. Protestant ministers are turning into Catholic apologists. Rome's ecumenical strategy is working well. Official documents from the Second Vatican Council show that Rome's goal is to bring all Christians back into the Catholic Church. The Vatican wants to undo the Protestant Reformation. "Unmasking Catholicism" reveals what is hiding behind Rome's modern, ecumenical mask. It presents complex subjects in a clear, straightforward manner that is easy to understand. It confronts troubling issues with compassion and objectivity. This book is thoroughly documented. In addition to source books, it gives references to hundreds of Internet articles and pictures. You can check them out for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Come explore the world of Catholicism, where grace can be "merited," and people atone for their sins by doing penances. We will travel through history and meet some fascinating people (both good and bad). And we will look at some official Catholic documents that show a surprising side of the Catholic Church. If you used to be a Catholic, there is an appendix that was written just for you. It will be a balm for your soul.

The Spirit of Protestantism

Author: Robert McAfee Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195007247

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 2560

This volume explores the place of the Bible in Protestantism; the laity and the clergy; worship; the relationship between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism; and social and individual ethics.

Holy Spirit of God

An Essay in Biblical Theology

Author: Francois-Xavier Durrwell,Scott Hahn,Sister Benedict Davies

Publisher: Servant Books

ISBN: 9780867167856

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 674

In this fifth title in the series of contemporary Catholic classics, eminent theologian Francois-Xavier Durrwell reflects on the Holy Spirit's action in the history of salvation. Its central point is Christ's pasch, his death, resurrection and glorification. Durrwell uses his knowledge of Scripture to lead readers to a deeper understanding of who the Spirit is and how the Spirit works together with the Father and Son for our salvation.