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The New Evangelization in a Secular Age

Robert F. Leavitt, PSS

Since Vatican II, the Church has regarded secularism with deep suspicion. Many people consider it the most daunting social and intellectual obstacle to religious belief we face. The diverse forces of secularity defy easy summary, however, and few comprehensive philosophical narratives of it were available prior to Charles Taylor's monumental study, A Secular Age. His presentation has effectively reset debates about the modern conditions for belief, which never cease to engage the church and theology. This book by Robert F. Leavitt is a fundamental theology of modernity for pastors, ministers, theology students, and laity seeking to understand and address the secular challenge to the New Evangelization in the twenty-first century.Robert F. Leavitt, PSS, was ordained a priest in 1968 for the Archdiocese of Hartford. He is a member of the Society of St. Sulpice whose mission is the formation of priests for the church. From 1980 to 2007, he was president-rector of St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Currently, he is the France-Merrick University Professor of Theology at St. Mary's. A former student of Raymond Brown and Paul Ricoeur, he teaches courses in fundamental theology, philosophy, and ecumenism.

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The Way of Discipleship

Women, Men, and Today's Call to Mission

Anthony J. Gittins

Vatican II's famous declaration that "the church on earth is by its very nature missionary" has often been taken out of context and used to support all manner of church initiatives. But, the conclusion of the statement—"since . . . it has its origin in the mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit"—is of monumental importance.In The Way of Discipleship, theologian Anthony Gittins describes the eternal mission of the Trinity, historically brought "down to earth" in the ministry of Jesus, and then continued to the ends of the earth by those called and sent as disciples throughout future generations. Gittins explains that Christian discipleship must be the living out of Jesus' own example in many different times and places. He encourages people of all ages to follow the invitation of Jesus to be missionary disciples.The Way of Discipleship explores several New Testament examples of Jesus' call and commissioning, distills the principles involved, and then recontextualizes the stories so that they pose a direct challenge to disciples today. In this way, Gittins builds up a picture both of "the Way" of Jesus himself, and of the way today's disciples can loyally follow his call to mission.Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp, taught theology and anthropology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago from 1984 until 2011 and is now emeritus professor of theology and culture. He continues to do consultancy work and offer workshops, seminars, short courses, and retreats in more than thirty-five countries from Africa to the Pacific. He is the author of fifteen books on theological and anthropological topics, on mission, and on spirituality including Living Mission Interculturally: Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis, published by Liturgical Press.

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Faith beyond Belief

Spirituality for Our Times; A Conversation

David Steindl-Rast and Anselm Grün; Edited by Johannes Kaup; Translated by Linda M. Maloney; Foreword by Martin E. Marty

A personal, surprising, and heart-warming book wherein two spiritual masters of our time advance the central questions of life and faith."Brother David Steindl-Rast and Father Anselm Grün are figures of hope, people who by the power of their example can offer an orientation in a world that has become too complex to comprehend. The spirituality they radiate is an everyday thing that is nevertheless both profound and vivid. . . . "Our conversations, on which this book is based, could be read as a 'crash course' in Christian spirituality. This book will be an inspiration and an aid to spiritual life for many people of our time, whether they are believers or not." Johannes KaupFrom the IntroductionDavid Steindl-Rast, OSB, is a monk of Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, New York. He has written and lectured extensively and was one of the first Roman Catholics to be involved in Buddhist-Christian dialogue. He is the cofounder of gratefulness.org.Anselm Grün, OSB, is a monk of the Benedictine abbey of Münsterschwarzach, Germany, where he has been cellarer since 1977. He is the author of many books, lectures, and courses on themes of spiritual life.Johannes Kaup has worked at the Austrian public radio corporation since 1990 and has received several awards as producer of programs on faith and life. He has authored five books.

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Youth Ministry

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Jeffrey Kaster

All church ministries are oriented toward fostering missionary discipleship. Youth ministry focuses this mission on young people. In this new book in the Collegeville Ministry series, Jeffrey Kaster explores leadership for youth ministry, Christian discipleship, conversion, the theological foundations for youth ministry, the importance of community and belonging, and vocational discernment. Kaster looks at the practice of vocational discernment and how it encourages youth ministry to continually help young people discern their gifts, connect them in service to meet the world's deep needs, and foster Christian discipleship. Youth ministry at its best mobilizes the faith community to support young people as they learn to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.Jeffrey Kaster, EdD, is the director of Youth in Theology and Ministry program for Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary, and an adjunct professor of theology at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. He also serves as the coordinator of Lilly Youth Theology Network. Jeff completed an MA in Scripture from Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary in 1984 and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Minnesota in 2008.

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Faith beyond Belief

Spirituality for Our Times; A Conversation

David Steindl-Rast and Anselm Grün; Edited by Johannes Kaup; Translated by Linda M. Maloney; Foreword by Martin E. Marty

A personal, surprising, and heart-warming book wherein two spiritual masters of our time advance the central questions of life and faith."Brother David Steindl-Rast and Father Anselm Grün are figures of hope, people who by the power of their example can offer an orientation in a world that has become too complex to comprehend. The spirituality they radiate is an everyday thing that is nevertheless both profound and vivid. . . . "Our conversations, on which this book is based, could be read as a 'crash course' in Christian spirituality. This book will be an inspiration and an aid to spiritual life for many people of our time, whether they are believers or not." Johannes KaupFrom the IntroductionDavid Steindl-Rast, OSB, is a monk of Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, New York. He has written and lectured extensively and was one of the first Roman Catholics to be involved in Buddhist-Christian dialogue. He is the cofounder of gratefulness.org.Anselm Grün, OSB, is a monk of the Benedictine abbey of Münsterschwarzach, Germany, where he has been cellarer since 1977. He is the author of many books, lectures, and courses on themes of spiritual life.Johannes Kaup has worked at the Austrian public radio corporation since 1990 and has received several awards as producer of programs on faith and life. He has authored five books.

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The New Evangelization in a Secular Age

Robert F. Leavitt, PSS

Since Vatican II, the Church has regarded secularism with deep suspicion. Many people consider it the most daunting social and intellectual obstacle to religious belief we face. The diverse forces of secularity defy easy summary, however, and few comprehensive philosophical narratives of it were available prior to Charles Taylor's monumental study, A Secular Age. His presentation has effectively reset debates about the modern conditions for belief, which never cease to engage the church and theology. This book by Robert F. Leavitt is a fundamental theology of modernity for pastors, ministers, theology students, and laity seeking to understand and address the secular challenge to the New Evangelization in the twenty-first century.Robert F. Leavitt, PSS, was ordained a priest in 1968 for the Archdiocese of Hartford. He is a member of the Society of St. Sulpice whose mission is the formation of priests for the church. From 1980 to 2007, he was president-rector of St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Currently, he is the France-Merrick University Professor of Theology at St. Mary's. A former student of Raymond Brown and Paul Ricoeur, he teaches courses in fundamental theology, philosophy, and ecumenism.

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The New Evangelization in a Secular Age

Robert F. Leavitt, PSS

Since Vatican II, the Church has regarded secularism with deep suspicion. Many people consider it the most daunting social and intellectual obstacle to religious belief we face. The diverse forces of secularity defy easy summary, however, and few comprehensive philosophical narratives of it were available prior to Charles Taylor's monumental study, A Secular Age. His presentation has effectively reset debates about the modern conditions for belief, which never cease to engage the church and theology. This book by Robert F. Leavitt is a fundamental theology of modernity for pastors, ministers, theology students, and laity seeking to understand and address the secular challenge to the New Evangelization in the twenty-first century.Robert F. Leavitt, PSS, was ordained a priest in 1968 for the Archdiocese of Hartford. He is a member of the Society of St. Sulpice whose mission is the formation of priests for the church. From 1980 to 2007, he was president-rector of St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Currently, he is the France-Merrick University Professor of Theology at St. Mary's. A former student of Raymond Brown and Paul Ricoeur, he teaches courses in fundamental theology, philosophy, and ecumenism.

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Christian Monks on Chinese Soil

A History of Monastic Missions to China

Matteo Nicolini-Zani, Translated by Sophia Senyk and William Skudlarek, OSB

The contribution of monks to the evangelization of lands not yet reached by the preaching of the Gospel has certainly been remarkable. The specific witness that the monastic community gives is of a radical Christian life naturally radiating outward, and thus it is implicitly missionary. The process of inculturation of Christian monasticism in China required a bold spiritual attitude of openness to the future and a willingness to accept the transformation of monastic forms that had been received. In Christian Monks on Chinese Soil, Matteo Nicolini-Zani highlights the willingness of foreign monks to encounter the cultural and spiritual realities of China and the degree of acceptance by the Chinese of the form of monastic life that was presented to them by the missionaries.Matteo Nicolini-Zani is a monk of the Community of Bose (Italy) and coordinator of the Italian Commission of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Chinese Language and Literature. His main interest of research is the history of Christianity in China, a topic upon which he has published several articles and books.

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A Spirituality of Mission

Reflections for Holy Week and Easter

Mark G. Boyer

Mission is an essential part of the vocation of every baptized Christian. In A Spirituality of Mission, Mark G. Boyer draws on a lifetime of priestly ministry to help readers think, reflect, and pray through that call with the aim of integrating it into their very lifestyle. The sixty vibrant and insightful reflections gathered here draw on the spirit and the liturgy of Holy Week and the Easter season, which remind us of the very birth of the church and origins of its mission. A Spirituality of Mission offers the newly baptized and longtime members of the church, as well as its clergy, an opportunity to recall the vocation we all share and to live it more faithfully and effectively.Fr. Mark G. Boyer, a retired priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is the author of fifty books, including three editions of The Liturgical Environment, on biblical and liturgical spirituality. He continues as a part-time instructor in the Religious Studies Department of Missouri State University, Springfield, where he has taught courses in New Testament and Bible and Film for twenty-eight years. His other books include the following titles: Praying Your Way through Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, An Abecedarian of Animal Spirit Guides: Spiritual Growth through Reflections on Creatures, and Overcome with Paschal Joy: Chanting through Lent and Easter-Daily Reflections with Familiar Hymns.

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Youth Ministry

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Jeffrey Kaster

All church ministries are oriented toward fostering missionary discipleship. Youth ministry focuses this mission on young people. In this new book in the Collegeville Ministry series, Jeffrey Kaster explores leadership for youth ministry, Christian discipleship, conversion, the theological foundations for youth ministry, the importance of community and belonging, and vocational discernment. Kaster looks at the practice of vocational discernment and how it encourages youth ministry to continually help young people discern their gifts, connect them in service to meet the world's deep needs, and foster Christian discipleship. Youth ministry at its best mobilizes the faith community to support young people as they learn to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.Jeffrey Kaster, EdD, is the director of Youth in Theology and Ministry program for Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary, and an adjunct professor of theology at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. He also serves as the coordinator of Lilly Youth Theology Network. Jeff completed an MA in Scripture from Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary in 1984 and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Minnesota in 2008.

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A Spirituality of Mission

Reflections for Holy Week and Easter

Mark G. Boyer

Mission is an essential part of the vocation of every baptized Christian. In A Spirituality of Mission, Mark G. Boyer draws on a lifetime of priestly ministry to help readers think, reflect, and pray through that call with the aim of integrating it into their very lifestyle. The sixty vibrant and insightful reflections gathered here draw on the spirit and the liturgy of Holy Week and the Easter season, which remind us of the very birth of the church and origins of its mission. A Spirituality of Mission offers the newly baptized and longtime members of the church, as well as its clergy, an opportunity to recall the vocation we all share and to live it more faithfully and effectively.Fr. Mark G. Boyer, a retired priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is the author of fifty books, including three editions of The Liturgical Environment, on biblical and liturgical spirituality. He continues as a part-time instructor in the Religious Studies Department of Missouri State University, Springfield, where he has taught courses in New Testament and Bible and Film for twenty-eight years. His other books include the following titles: Praying Your Way through Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, An Abecedarian of Animal Spirit Guides: Spiritual Growth through Reflections on Creatures, and Overcome with Paschal Joy: Chanting through Lent and Easter-Daily Reflections with Familiar Hymns.

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Christian Monks on Chinese Soil

A History of Monastic Missions to China

Matteo Nicolini-Zani, Translated by Sophia Senyk and William Skudlarek, OSB

The contribution of monks to the evangelization of lands not yet reached by the preaching of the Gospel has certainly been remarkable. The specific witness that the monastic community gives is of a radical Christian life naturally radiating outward, and thus it is implicitly missionary. The process of inculturation of Christian monasticism in China required a bold spiritual attitude of openness to the future and a willingness to accept the transformation of monastic forms that had been received. In Christian Monks on Chinese Soil, Matteo Nicolini-Zani highlights the willingness of foreign monks to encounter the cultural and spiritual realities of China and the degree of acceptance by the Chinese of the form of monastic life that was presented to them by the missionaries.Matteo Nicolini-Zani is a monk of the Community of Bose (Italy) and coordinator of the Italian Commission of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Chinese Language and Literature. His main interest of research is the history of Christianity in China, a topic upon which he has published several articles and books.

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Faith beyond Belief

Spirituality for Our Times; A Conversation

David Steindl-Rast and Anselm Grün; Edited by Johannes Kaup; Translated by Linda M. Maloney; Foreword by Martin E. Marty

A personal, surprising, and heart-warming book wherein two spiritual masters of our time advance the central questions of life and faith."Brother David Steindl-Rast and Father Anselm Grün are figures of hope, people who by the power of their example can offer an orientation in a world that has become too complex to comprehend. The spirituality they radiate is an everyday thing that is nevertheless both profound and vivid. . . . "Our conversations, on which this book is based, could be read as a 'crash course' in Christian spirituality. This book will be an inspiration and an aid to spiritual life for many people of our time, whether they are believers or not." Johannes KaupFrom the IntroductionDavid Steindl-Rast, OSB, is a monk of Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, New York. He has written and lectured extensively and was one of the first Roman Catholics to be involved in Buddhist-Christian dialogue. He is the cofounder of gratefulness.org.Anselm Grün, OSB, is a monk of the Benedictine abbey of Münsterschwarzach, Germany, where he has been cellarer since 1977. He is the author of many books, lectures, and courses on themes of spiritual life.Johannes Kaup has worked at the Austrian public radio corporation since 1990 and has received several awards as producer of programs on faith and life. He has authored five books.

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The Way of Discipleship

Women, Men, and Today's Call to Mission

Anthony J. Gittins

Vatican II's famous declaration that "the church on earth is by its very nature missionary" has often been taken out of context and used to support all manner of church initiatives. But, the conclusion of the statement—"since . . . it has its origin in the mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit"—is of monumental importance.In The Way of Discipleship, theologian Anthony Gittins describes the eternal mission of the Trinity, historically brought "down to earth" in the ministry of Jesus, and then continued to the ends of the earth by those called and sent as disciples throughout future generations. Gittins explains that Christian discipleship must be the living out of Jesus' own example in many different times and places. He encourages people of all ages to follow the invitation of Jesus to be missionary disciples.The Way of Discipleship explores several New Testament examples of Jesus' call and commissioning, distills the principles involved, and then recontextualizes the stories so that they pose a direct challenge to disciples today. In this way, Gittins builds up a picture both of "the Way" of Jesus himself, and of the way today's disciples can loyally follow his call to mission.Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp, taught theology and anthropology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago from 1984 until 2011 and is now emeritus professor of theology and culture. He continues to do consultancy work and offer workshops, seminars, short courses, and retreats in more than thirty-five countries from Africa to the Pacific. He is the author of fifteen books on theological and anthropological topics, on mission, and on spirituality including Living Mission Interculturally: Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis, published by Liturgical Press.

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Christian Monks on Chinese Soil

A History of Monastic Missions to China

Matteo Nicolini-Zani, Translated by Sophia Senyk and William Skudlarek, OSB

The contribution of monks to the evangelization of lands not yet reached by the preaching of the Gospel has certainly been remarkable. The specific witness that the monastic community gives is of a radical Christian life naturally radiating outward, and thus it is implicitly missionary. The process of inculturation of Christian monasticism in China required a bold spiritual attitude of openness to the future and a willingness to accept the transformation of monastic forms that had been received. In Christian Monks on Chinese Soil, Matteo Nicolini-Zani highlights the willingness of foreign monks to encounter the cultural and spiritual realities of China and the degree of acceptance by the Chinese of the form of monastic life that was presented to them by the missionaries.Matteo Nicolini-Zani is a monk of the Community of Bose (Italy) and coordinator of the Italian Commission of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Chinese Language and Literature. His main interest of research is the history of Christianity in China, a topic upon which he has published several articles and books.

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