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Imagining the Catholic Church : structured communion in the spirit

Author: Ghislain Lafont
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, ©2000.
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"Father Lafont challenges the Church to offer a renewed image and to speak credibly, without abandoning any essentials given by God to the Church and without sacrificing the radicalism of the Gospel message."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ghislain Lafont
ISBN: 0814659462 9780814659465
OCLC Number: 44578965
Notes: "A Michael Glazier book."
Description: xxi, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Hierarchy and modernity : a failure of Western civilization? --
The Gregorian form of the Church --
The status of truth --
The Church : a structured communion --
Charisms of the Christian life : spiritualities and states in life --
Christian service : charisms of Diakonia --
The diversified charism of presiding --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Imaginer l'Eglise catholique.
Responsibility: Ghislain Lafont ; translated by John J. Burkhard ; foreword by Rembert G. Weakland.

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Analyzes the secular conflict between modernity and hierarchy, and then defines why during the last millennium, the Catholic Church has preserved its institutions in spite of far-reaching social  Read more...

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