Author: Timothy G. McCarthy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 560
This expanded edition of a Loyola Press best seller traces profound changes in Catholicism's institutional, intellectual, and devotional life in this century. Organized by theme--authority, mission, social justice, sexual morality, and others--the book explains Church thinking prior to Vatican II, Church thinking now, and the how and why of Council changes. It shows the Church struggling to find the best way to maintain and hand on the Catholic tradition even as it engages in intrafaith and interreligious dialogue. A new chapter on women in the Church, their contributions and issues, completes the update.