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An Introduction to David Tracy
Stephen Okey; Foreword by David Tracy
Sometimes described as "a theologian's theologian," David Tracy's scholarship has impacted countless thinkers around the globe. The complexity of his thought, however, has often made engaging his work ...
The English Language and the Catholic Mass
Gerald O'Collins, SJ, and John Wilkins
In this book, Gerald O'Collins, SJ, takes a systematic look at the 2010 English translation of the Roman Missal and the ways it fails to achieve what the Second Vatican Council mandated: the full part ...
Hermeneutics, Critique, and Catholic Theology
Edited by Bradford E. Hinze and Anthony J. Godzieba
Behind every important development in Catholic doctrine and practice since the beginning of the modern period have been debates about the interpretation of Christianity's classic texts and traditions ...
A Conversation about Grace, Virtue, and the Eucharist
David Farina Turnbloom; Foreword by Bruce T. Morrill
According to Thomas Aquinas, the Eucharist is meant to build up the unity of the church. This desired ecclesial unity is, however, not often given adequate treatment. In Speaking with Aquinas, David F ...
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 ...
Councils in the Living Tradition
Kristin M. Colberg
Vatican I and Vatican II represent two of the three ecumenical councils in modern times, yet relatively few studies have sought to understand their relation to one another. In fact, the councils are o ...
Theological Reflections on a Cosmological Conversion: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth A. Johnson
Edited by Julia Brumbaugh and Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Foreword by Mary Catherine Hilkert
The Earth needs our attention--the best of our intellectual, ethical, and spiritual wisdom and action. In this collection, written in honor of Elizabeth A. Johnson, scholars from the United States and ...
Essays with Answers
Edited by Phyllis Zagano
The question of restoring women to the ordained diaconate surfaced during the Second Vatican Council and continued to resound in academic and pastoral circles well after the diaconate was restored as ...
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 ...
Theological and Pastoral Implications of Contemporary Developments in Science
Heidi Ann Russell; Foreword by George V. Coyne, SJ
While the field of science has made incredible advances in the past century, and more and more scientists have gone to great lengths to make these developments accessible to the public, we still rarel ...
Martin Luther and Louis-Marie Chauvet on the Connection between Sacraments and Ethics
Sacramental theology has often been a challenging area of conversation between Catholics and Protestants. In Christ's Gift, Our Response, Benjamin Durheim envisions a collaborative way forward, forgin ...
Probing the Riches of Vatican II
Edited by David SchultenoverIntroduction by Stephen Schloesser
Pope John XXIII prayed that the Second Vatican Council would prove to be a new Pentecost. The articles gathered here appeared originally in a series solicited by and published in Theological Studies ( ...
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 ...