Liturgical Renewal As A Way To Christian Unity

Author: J. F. Puglisi
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814662038
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Liturgical Renewal As A Way To Christian Unity from the Author: J. F. Puglisi. "Since Vatican II, the Catholic church and other churches have undergone liturgical renewal. Do these renewals have anything in common and do they bring the churches and ecclesial communions into contact with each other? Liturgical Renewal and a Way to Christian Unity explores this question and brings to light the great strides the Christian churches have made toward unity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Keys To The Council

Author: Richard R. Gaillardetz
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814634249
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Keys To The Council from the Author: Richard R. Gaillardetz. As the church marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, too few Catholics have an adequate grasp of what the council contributed to the life of the church. The problem is understandable. The Second Vatican Council produced, by far, more document pages than any other council. Consequently, any attempt to master its core teachings can be daunting. There is a danger of missing the forest for the trees. With this in mind, Keys to the Council identifies twenty key conciliar passages, central texts that help us appreciate the Vision of the council fathers. Each chapter places the given passage in its larger historical context, explores its fundamental meaning and significance, and finally considers its larger significance for the life of the church today. Chapters include exploration of Sacrosanctum Concilium's demand for full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy; Lumen Gentium's eucharistic ecclesiology; Gaudium et Spes's vision of marriage as an intimate partnership of life and love; Nostra Aetate's approach to non-Christian religions; and more.

Pentecost And Parousia

Author: Peter Hocken
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630870463
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Pentecost And Parousia from the Author: Peter Hocken. As the charismatic movement penetrated the Protestant churches and then impacted the Catholic Church, great hopes for Christian unity were aroused among many. These hopes peaked with the great Kansas City conference of 1977 and the "Pentecost over Europe" gathering in Strasbourg, France, in 1982. After these high points, the Renewal's unity dynamic weakened at the same time as the ecumenical movement was losing momentum. Dr. Hocken argues that the charismatic movement was always a grace for unity, and that this can be seen from how it began and spread. Its deep orientation to unity finds its foundation in the "end-times" significance of baptism in the Spirit poured out on Christians from so many traditions that reinforces the "one hope" for the coming of the Lord. Many developments of the last twenty years indicate that the time is now ripe for an ecumenism of the Spirit within which the charismatic impulses of the Holy Spirit can purify and deepen the wider movement for Christian unity. Growing reconciliation between Evangelicals and Catholics suddenly seems less utopian as Pope Francis shows the servant face of a humbler Catholic Church.

The Oxford History Of Christian Worship

Author: Geoffrey Wainwright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195138864
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The Oxford History Of Christian Worship from the Author: Geoffrey Wainwright. A comprehensive history of the origins and development of Christian worship, from ancient times to the present day, provides a defintive study of the evolution of Christian liturgy, theology, church history, artistic influence, and social and cultural contexts, covering such topics as Russian Orthodoxy, Women in Worship, Liturgical Music, and the Apostolic Tradition.

A Century Of Prayer For Christian Unity

Author: Catherine E. Clifford
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802863663
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A Century Of Prayer For Christian Unity from the Author: Catherine E. Clifford. This book is a celebration of the one-hundred-year history of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and a wonderful resource for understanding the theology and practice of common prayer for the reconciliation of the churches. Contributors to this volume represent a cross-section of perspectives both denominationally including Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, and Reformed as well as in light of their lived experience of Christian spirituality and prayer. Each essayist offers significant insights into the history, theology, and spirituality of the Week of Prayer in particular, and of ecumenical prayer in general. / Contributors: Catherine Clifford, Sr. Minke de Vries, Steven R. Harmon, Walter Cardinal Kasper, James Puglisi, Charles Sherlock, George Tavard.

Eucharist And Ecumenism

Author: Owen F. Cummings
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620327597
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Eucharist And Ecumenism from the Author: Owen F. Cummings. Most Christians worship on a regular basis on the Lord's Day. They have done so from the beginning, and their worship has centered on the Eucharist, following Jesus's words, "Do this in remembrance of me." Over the two millennia of the Christian tradition there have been shifts of emphasis and understanding about the Eucharist. This book attempts to point out, by providing accessible accounts of both liturgies and liturgists across the centuries and traditions, just how much different Christians have in common and how they can benefit from attending to one another's worship. The author's ultimate hope is that in its small way, the book will contribute to Christians worshiping together.

The Breaking Of The Bread

Author: Joseph M. Champlin
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809143143
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The Breaking Of The Bread from the Author: Joseph M. Champlin. An Update handbook for extraordinary ministers of Holy Commuion which provides them with historical, theological and inspirational material as well as the most current liturgical directives.

Standing Together In The Community Of God

Author: Paul A. Janowiak
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814662579
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Standing Together In The Community Of God from the Author: Paul A. Janowiak. We are here on earth not to guard a museum but to cultivate a garden flourishing with life and promised to a glorious future, John XXIII exhorted the Church at the dawn of the Second Vatican Council. In an age when some skeptics suggest that the reformed liturgy has lost the wonder and spiritual depth of previous ages, Standing Together in the Community of God affirms that we need not look back; the Sacred Mysteries are already in our midst. Their wellspring and summit is the heart of God, shared in the Trinity's own communion, announced now as pure Gift. Praising God for God's saving acts in Jesus, as Vatican II reminded us, we encounter Christ's sacramental presence in four modes: in the person of the priest who gathers the community into communion, in the elements and actions of the sacraments, in the word proclaimed and preached, and in the assembly praying and singing (SC #7). In rhythm and harmony, these modes invite us to encounter the multivalent depth of the Mysteries that announce Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27). Together they proclaim the Risen One among us, the totus Christus, hope for a hungry world. Allowing each mode its respect as a bearer of the sacred, these focal words and actions in the liturgy echo a communion song that announces Christ's real presence to us and for us and with us. Beginning deep within, this is a spirituality and piety for the twenty-first century, ever ancient and ever new. Paul A. Janowiak, SJ, has been an associate professor of sacramental and liturgical theology at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. He now teaches at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California.