The Praxis of the Reign of God: An Introduction to the Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx

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Fordham Univ Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 207 pages
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Edward Schillebeeckx ranks as one of the greatest theologians in the renewal of the Roman Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council. His constant concern is helping people living in modern, secular societies come to a deeper appreciation of Christian faith. His monumental trilogy in Chistology, his concern for experience as a starting point for theology, and his sensitivity to the plight of human suffering have earned him a place as a major influence on people who struggle to say yes to the truth of the Gospel today. This volume presents a clear introduction to all the major aspects of the many-faceted work of Schillebeeckx. The first edition was hailed as an indispensable handbook of Schillebeeckx's theology. This revised edition includes an entirely new essay on God and creation, and presents a never before published reflection of Schillebeeckx speaking about God today. This book, edited by two of the foremost authorities on his thought, will help college and seminary students better understand this important thinker, and serve for all interested readers as a clear introduction to the complex, but compelling theological work of one of the most influential Christian thi
 

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Contents

Prologue
ix
Introduction
xix
A Theology in Transition
1
Interpretation and Method
19
God and Creation
37
Experience and Revelation
59
The Story of Jesus As the Story of God
79
Salvation Living Communion with God
97
Church and Sacraments
133
Ministry Leadership in the Community of Jesus Christ
149
Eschatology and Ethics
167
Edward Schillebeeckx His Continuing Significance
185
Works of Edward Schillebeeckex Cited
195
Contributors
199
Index
203
Copyright

Spirituality
117

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About the author (2002)


Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P. is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Robert J. Schreiter, C.P.P.S., is Vatican II Professor of Theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and holds the Chair for Theology and Culture sponsored by the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands

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