Free standard shipping on all orders over $55 now through December 7. ORDER TODAY!

live chat
Liturgical Press
Catholic Social Teaching Faith and Justice Ecology Ethics Eucharistic Revival Parish Ministries Liturgical Ministries Preaching and Presiding Parish Leadership Seasonal Resources Worship Resources Sacramental Preparation Ritual Books Music Liturgical Theology The Liturgy of the Church Liturgy and Sacraments Liturgy in History Biblical Spirituality Old Testament Scholarship New Testament Scholarship Wisdom Commentary Little Rock Scripture Study The Saint John's Bible Ecclesiology and Ecumenism Vatican II at 60 Church and Culture Sacramental Theology Systematic Theology Theology in History Aesthetics and the Arts Prayer Liturgy of the Hours Spirituality Biography/Hagiography Daily Reflections Spiritual Direction/Counseling Benedictine Spirituality Cistercian Rule of Saint Benedict and Other Rules Lectio Divina Monastic Studies Oblates Monasticism in History Thomas Merton Religious Life/Discipleship Give Us This Day Worship The Bible Today Cistercian Studies Quarterly Loose-Leaf Lectionary Bulletins PrayTell Blog
Liturgical Press

Evolving Visions Of The Priesthood

Changes from Vatican II to the Turn of the New Century

Dean R. Hoge and Jacqueline E. Wenger

Evolving Visions Of The Priesthood
Evolving Visions Of The Priesthood

eISBN: 9780814638972, E3897

Details:
Publication Date: 10/23/2003
eBook
$21.99
Paperback
$24.95
Quantity    
Add to Cart
In Stock

Evolving Visions of the Priesthood traces the movement of the Church in the United States during the first forty years of the implementation of Vatican II. This research gives the U.S. Church a good picture of itself and its struggles during the post-conciliar period. These studies are important for what they tell us of priests who were already ministering the theology of the Council, at the time of the Council, and also consider those priests ordained more recently and their perspectives on Vatican II. How the different groups of priests perceive each other in their respective desires to be faithful to God offers the reader insight into today's presbyterate. By following what has been happening we get a glimpse of what the future holds. Given the struggles of the scandals recently confronting the Church, the studies also offer indications of why the particular problems arose so suddenly and why they were so related to a given time frame.

Chapters are "The American Priesthood After the 1960s," “Characteristics of Priests in 2001,” “The Shifting Emphasis in Ecclesiology,” “The New Priests,” “Issues and Needs Felt by Priests,” “The Question of Homosexual Subcultures,” “Understanding the Changes,” and “Recommendations Made by the Priests.” Includes an epilogue, “Effects of the 2002 Sexual Misconduct Crisis.”

Dean R. Hoge is a professor in the department of sociology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He has done sociological research serving American churches for 32 years and has authored several books and articles on American religion including The First Five Years of the Priesthood, published by Liturgical Press.

Jacqueline E. Wenger is a graduate student in sociology at The Catholic University of America and a licensed clinical social worker.