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Sin and Sanctity in the Church
Brian P. Flanagan
In Stumbling in Holiness, professor and theologian Brian P. Flanagan addresses the ways in which both holiness and sinfulness condition the life of the pilgrim church. The book is rooted in a liturgic ...
Analysis and Pastoral Responses
Gerald A. Arbuckle
For most people, fundamentalism in the modern world has become synonymous with a radical form of Islam, but fundamentalism in many shapes and forms is also very much present in Western societies. Yes, ...
The Incarnation through an Aesthetics of Vulnerability
Susie Paulik Babka
Theological discourse in the West has consistently valued the word over the image. Aesthetics, which discerns the criteria and value of the beautiful and what "pleases the senses," is the discipline t ...
A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation
Beauty's Vineyard: A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation, part spiritual memoir, part systematic theology, opens with an interpretation of the parable of the tenants and concludes with t ...
A Roman Catholic Approach
Thomas Rausch, SJ
Systematic theology seeks to understand and render more intelligible the central doctrines of faith and to show how they are related to each other. It tries to demonstrate how these doctrines are root ...
Faith, Relationships, and Conscience Formation
Kathryn Lilla Cox
The Catholic Tradition requires the faithful to form and follow their conscience. This is the case even with the recognition that consciences can be malformed and one can make errors in practical judg ...
Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis
Anthony J. Gittins, Foreword by Gerald A. Arbuckle
Our globalized world increasingly brings together people of many different cultures, though not always harmoniously. In recent decades, multinational companies have sought more efficient strategies fo ...
Theological, Philosophical, and Psychological Explorations
James K. Voiss
Is there such a thing as "Christian Forgiveness"? Christians speak as though there is. But what would it be? How would it differ from forgiveness as a basic human enactment? And if there is a distinct ...
Contemporary Spiritualities, Christian Cosmology, and the Arts
Did Christianity once teach secret knowledge? Dominic White argues that the early Church in fact taught a wonderful wisdom about the cosmos. Christian cosmology offers resources for us to speak to man ...
Toward an Integral Christian Spirituality
Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam
A perennial problem for spiritual traditions of all sorts is dualism-either a positing of a false distance between the Divine and the created or a rejection of creation and the human body. Many contem ...
Gaudium et Spes Then and Now
Michael G. Lawler, Todd A. Salzman, and Eileen Burke-Sullivan
Gaudium et Spes, Vatican II's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, marked fundamental shifts in ethical methodology, in how we do ethics in the Catholic tradition, and in how we th ...
Speaking Truth in Love
Edited by Kristin M. Colberg and Robert A. KriegForeword by Cardinal Walter Kasper
Cardinal Walter Kasper's contributions to theology, ecumenism, Jewish-Christian relations, and the pastoral life of the church have shaped Catholicism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Ackn ...
Liturgical and Theological Challenges
Catherine Vincie, RSHM
What is the Christian response to developments in the hard sciences? What do discoveries at the macro and micro levels have to say about Christian theology, about a theology of God, Christology, pneum ...
Christian Spirituality in a Suffering World
Matthew T. Eggemeier
The sacramental and prophetic traditions of Christian spirituality, suggests Matthew Eggemeier, possess critical resources for responding to the contemporary social crises of widespread ecological deg ...
Contemplation and the Healing of the Self
Susan R. PitchfordForeword by Alan Jones
Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. One hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Coo ...