The great philosopher, Immanuel Kant, once said: “The Bible is the inexhaustible fountain of all truths. The existence of the Bible is the greatest blessing which humanity ever experienced.” And Cardinal Newman once stated: “I read my Bible to know what people ought to do and my newspaper to know what they are doing.” Words of wisdom, indeed, that force us to reﬂect! We need to read the Bible to know what we ought to do and how we are to live our lives. In order to understand what the Bible tells us we have to study it closely and attentively. This book will enable its readers to study the Bible seriously, understand its message for them and realize its demands upon them. This book is the fruit of a teamwork by two eminent Biblical scholars, and now it appears in a thoroughly revised new edition. It has been prepared bearing in mind the needs of the students of theology who make a serious study of the Bible. But it will also prove to be an invaluable guide for all those who wish to delve deeper into the Word of God.
this is a useful and insightful guide through the complex contemporary debate on how the church could be one without losing its many faces and particularities. it offers a rich variety of contributions from diverse denominational and cultural backgrounds committed to the re-evaluation of older models of ecumenism while sharing their desire for the church's celebration, witness, and service in the world not to be disrupted by divisions.
The Church In The Making
The Church In The Making responds to this pressing pastoral reality by outlining and explaining the issues still alive in the catholic church as it continues the work of implementing Vatican II. This volume focuses on three of the council's documents: the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (lumen Gentium): The Decree on the pastoral office of bishops in the church(Christus Dominus), and the Degree on the catholic Eastern church (Orientalium Ecclesiarum),
Catholicism In Social And Historical Contexts
Designed for undergraduate use, Catholicism In Social And Historical Contexts is replete with details and revelatory stories that trace the evolution of Catholicism from a tiny Jewish sect to the dominant religion in the west. In evoking this rich history, Curt Cadorette shows how the challenges Catholicism faces today present a dynamic similar to that of the first century.
Catholics And the New Age
in Catholics and the New Age, Fr. Pacwa probes the reasons why many Catholics are dabbling in the new age movement. he shares his firsthand experiences and disillusionment with Jungian psychology, the enneagram, and astrology as a Jesuit seminarian. He also provides invaluable information on new-age fads, including the use of crystals and channeling.