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A church in search of itself : Benedict XVI and the battle for the future


Summary: Discusses issues that threaten the future of Catholicism, provides an inside look at the conclave that elected Benedict XVI, and examines the need for democratic reform within the Catholic Church.

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  • ISBN: 9780375410642 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0375410643 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 261 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2006.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Politics: Toward a people's church -- Death: A call to serve by suffering -- Vacant: The sacredness of the process -- Legacy: More than a pope -- Cardinal Roger Mahony: Clericalism still rules -- Excursion I : Priesthood: no kind of magic -- Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor: People of other faiths? -- Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga: The gospel in every culture -- Excursion II : Liberation: All they can be -- Cardinal Francis Arinze: Developing local theologies -- Cardinal Julius Darmaatmadja: A truly Asian Church -- Excursion III : Syncreticism: The heart, then understanding -- CardinalJoseph Ratzinger: Order in the church -- Postmortem: A Tsunami of meaning -- Conclave: One smart move after another -- Benedict XVI: Keeping the people in the pews.
Subject: Catholic Church History 20th century
Christianity Forecasting
Katholische Kirche

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