A Virtuous Church: Catholic Theology, Ethics, and Liturgy for the 21st Century
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Today's multicultural and multi-traditioned world greatly influences the life of the Catholic Church. Fr. Seasoltz explores the impact of such trends as globalization, the migration of peoples, the ecological crisis, and the geographical shift in Christianity from the North to the South. He maintains that even in a world strikingly different from that of biblical times, a key to church renewal lies in the moral teachings of Jesus.
Topics examined include the development of "virtue morality" and its practice today; tensions between local churches and the universal church; and the celebration of the liturgy and the sacraments. Throughout, the focus is on the positive: that is, what can be gained from a renewed emphasis on Christian virtues?
Brings together three theological themes: ecclesiology, ethics, and liturgy.
Church renewal, Christian ethics, Abbey
Arts and Humanities | Catholic Studies | Ethics in Religion | Liturgy and Worship | Religion
Seasoltz, R. Kevin. Becoming a Virtuous Church. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012