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The new catholicity : theology between the global and the local

Author: Robert J Schreiter
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1997.
Series: Faith and cultures series.
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Encompassing recent developments in anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and communication theory The New Catholicity explores the many aspects of globalization that challenge Christianity as it enters into its third millennium.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schreiter, Robert J.
New catholicity.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)645839928
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Schreiter
ISBN: 157075120X 9781570751202
OCLC Number: 36343264
Notes: "This book is a revised edition of lectures given at the University of Frankfurt in the autumn of 1995"--Introduction.
Description: xii, 140 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Globalization and the Contexts of Theology --
2. Intercultural Hermeneutics: Issues and Prospects --
3. Changing Concepts of Culture and Intercultural Theology --
4. Religious Identity: Synthesis and Syncretism --
5. The Future of Contextual Theology in Europe --
6. Liberation Theology Between Resistance and Reconstruction --
7. The New Catholicity.
Series Title: Faith and cultures series.
Responsibility: Robert J. Schreiter.

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Following his widely acclaimed "Constructing Local Theologies", Robert J. Schreiter's "The New Catholicity" takes a close look at the issues that are reshaping theology today. Schreiter proposes that  Read more...

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