Clashing Symbols: An Introduction to Faith and Culture

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Paulist Press, 2003 - Religion - 194 pages
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This new edition provides a guide to the relationship between faith and culture. Providing an introduction to all the major figures, issues and debates, this guide is useful for students and those wishing to unlock the realities of contemporary culture.
 

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Contents

Clarifying the Concept
15
Four Theorists of Change
29
A Major Theme of Vatican II
43
Catholic Developments since 1965
51
The World Council of Churches A Different Approach
65
Incoming Tides of Modernity
77
Religious Responses to Modernity
88
The Postmodern Situation Friend or Foe?
100
Cultural Discernment
131
Cultural Consciousness in Faith Ministry
147
Towards a Spirituality of Culture
159
Roots and Horizons
171
Anthology of Quotations
175
Notes
179
Select Bibliography
193
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Debates about Inculturation
117

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About the author (2003)

Michael Paul Gallagher, S.J., is Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. He previously taught literature at University College, Dublin. He is also the author of the Paulist Press(TM) titles What Are They Saying About Unbelief and Clashing Symbols.

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