Since the closing of Vatican II (1962-1965) nearly fifty years ago, several multivolume studies have detailed how the bishops at the council debated successive drafts and finally approved the sixteen documents published as the proceedings of the council. However, opinions vary, sometimes sharply, about the implications of Vatican II. This volume explores the major flashpoints.
Sharing God's Good Company investigates the role and significance of the saints in Christians' lives today. The book covers key topics such asthe veneration of the martyrs realism and hagiography science and miracles images pilgrimage why the saints continue to captivate Christians and inspire devotion In the process McCarthy explores most of t... more »he difficult, troublesome, and often neglected questions presented by the lives of the saints. Although books about saints abound, this book takes a uniquely philosophical and theological approach to the topic. Interested general readers and Catholic studies scholars alike will find McCarthy's book refreshing and informative
認識現代神學 Contemporary World Theology: A Layman's Guidebook
"This book does nothing less than to set new standards in combining philosophical with political theology. Pabst?s argument about rationality has the potential to change debates in philosophy, politics, and religion." (from the foreword) — This comprehensive and detailed study of individuation reveals the theological nature of metaphysics. Adrian... more » Pabst argues that ancient and modern conceptions of "being" -- or individual substance -- fail to account for the ontological relations that bind beings to each other and to God, their source. On the basis of a genealogical account of rival theories of creation and individuation from Plato to postmodernism, Pabst proposes that the Christian Neo-Platonic fusion of biblical revelation with Greco-Roman philosophy fulfills and surpasses all other ontologies and conceptions of individuality.
Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work, 1931-1932 Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work, 1931-1932 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works)