Expecting any literate person can pick up the gospels and read them as they were intended is foolhardy. The profound effect of the culture the gospel writers lived and wrote in, their use of references unfamiliar to us today, and the personal understanding of the audience they had in mind versus today’s impersonal scientific method are real barriers to understanding the message as the authors intended.
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.
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),
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.
Clement Of Rome The Didache
The letter to the Corinthians by clement of Rome and the Didache are two of the most important documents from the earliest days of Christianity. Here we stand at the very fount of Christian teaching outside the new testament. Clement's letter and the Didache reveal how Christians were implementing and living out the faith taught by Jesus and passed on by the twelve apostles.