"Many church and lay leaders feel that the teaching methods and patterns of communication in the church are inadequate and out of date. 'Communication for Churchmen' is a series of four books designed to give churchmen of all persuasions a better understanding of communication and learning so that these processes may be employed to greater advantage. .... The entire series is designed to give a basic knowledge of the media available for church use, to point out the strengths and weaknesses of each medium, and to consider the effectiveness of specific media in varied communication situations". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Introduction / B.F. Jackson, Jr. -- Part One: Communication for Churchmen / William F. Fore -- Introduction -- I. The Great Communication Illusion -- II. What is Communication ? -- III. The Process of Communication -- IV. Communication Principles -- V. Perception, Meaning, and Reality -- VI. Technology and Communication -- VII. Communication and Education -- VIII. A Theological View of Communication -- IX. The Church's Communication Task -- Part Two: Learning and the Church / Howard M. Ham -- I. The Nature of Learning and Learning in the Church -- II. Learning as the Mapping of the Cognitive Field -- III. Learning as the Conditioning of Responses -- IV. Learning as the Acquisition of Habits -- V. Learning as the Developing of Competencies -- VI. Conditions Which Affect Learning -- VII. The Role of Teaching in Relation to Learning -- Part Three: Using Print As a Resource for Learning / B.F. Jackson, Jr. -- I. The Place of Print -- II. The Availability of Print -- III. Textbooks and Reference Books -- IV. General Reading Books -- V. Guidelines for Using Magazines and Newspapers -- VI. Print and Reader -- Part Four: Using Audiovisual Resources / James C. Campbell -- I. What Are Audiovisuals ? -- II. How Can Audiovisuals Help the Church ? -- III. Selecting the Media -- IV. The Media -- V. The Communicator -- Index.
Colophon: Set up, printed, and bound by the Parthenon Press, at Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America.
"In the third volume in the 'Communication for Churchmen' series, three experts ... unfold the exciting possibilities available to churchmen through the understanding and use of modern audiovisual equipment and theory. Drawings, photographs, and charts make the easy-to-follow discussions crystal clear. Ministers, teachers, building committees -- all church leaders -- must take into account the audiovisual sophistication of the congregation in an age of instant communication. To be effective, communication directed toward today's man-in-the-pew must be based on a sound understanding of theory and creative innovation in the use of filmstrips, amplification systems, and other tools of communication. Even in the planning stages of a church sanctuary or educational facilities, the use of such tools must be a foremost consideration". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Introduction / B.F. Jackson, Jr. -- Part One: Sound in the Church / James E. Alexander -- Introduction: A Sermon on Sound -- I. Planning for Effective Use of Church Sound -- II. Sound Amplification Equipment -- III. Acoustics and Your Church -- IV. Sound Reinforcement Systems -- V. Education for Effective Use of Church Sound -- VI. Telephone and Intercommunication Systems -- VII. Microphone Technique -- Part Two: Selection, Maintenance, and Use of Audiovisual Equipment 6/ Edward A. George -- I. New Perspectives on Equipment -- II. Projectors and Miscellaneous Equipment -- III. Audio Equipment -- IV. Purchasing Audiovisual Equipment and Materials -- V. Maintenance and Housing -- VI. Operating and Using Equipment: Innovation -- Summary -- Appendix I: Criteria for the Evaluation of Audiovisual Equipment -- Appendix II: Resources -- A. Bibliography -- B. Selected Materials and Equipment -- Part Three: Building and Rooms for Communication and Learning / Donald P. Ely -- Introduction -- I. Programming Facilities -- II. Types of Facilities -- III. Environmental Factors in Facilities and Design -- IV. Projection Systems -- V. A Look at Renovation -- VI. Design Criteria -- Index.
Colophon: Set up, printed, and bound by the Parthenon Press, at Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America.
"c1965 Catholic Information Centre, Toronto". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The collection of articles now presented in public format first came into the hands of the Canadian bishops under the title 'In the Age of Renewal and in the Spirit of the Aggiornamento: Canadian Catholic Laity Speak to Their Bishops'." -- Foreword.
"[I]n September, 1964, a group of Canadian Catholic laymen submitted in writing to their bishops constructive comments and considered opinion concerning not only various topics on the agenda of the Ecumenical Council [Vatican II] but also fresh and valid insights into many areas of life intimately affecting contemporary Canadian laymen". -- Intro., p. 9.
Contents: Foreword dated Toronto, February 1965 / Philip F. Pocock, Coadjutor Archbishop of Toronto -- Introduction / Paul T. Harris, Executive Director, Catholic Information Centre, Toronto, Ontario -- 1. The Acid Test of Ecumenism / Lorraine Hay -- 2. The Political Freedom of Catholics / Mark R. McGuigan -- 3. The Fresh Air of Lay Criticism / David J. Dooley -- 4. Divorce, Abortion and Birth Control / John G.J. O'Driscoll -- 5. Women's Role: A Major Injustice / Sonja F. Nabieszko -- 6. Church Architecture in Canada / John Stuart Cauley -- 7. Public Opinion in the Church / Patrick D. Lawlor -- 8. The Realities of Parish Life / John Eldon Green --9. Reappraisal of Catholic Education / Edward J. Monahan -- 10. Churchianity or Christianity ? / Patrick J. Hunt -- 11. Religious Liberty and the Council / Gary Beaton -- 12. The Child in the Church / Allan and Lettie Morse -- 13. The New Liturgy: A Beginning / Michael Jacot -- 14. Labour and the Catholic Layman /Frank Drea -- 15. The Beauty of the Healing Encounter /Edith K. Peterkin -- 16. The Revolution in Liturgical Art / William McElcheran -- 17. The Catholic in a Pluralistic Society / Lawrence E. Lynch -- 18. The Mission of the Laity / Romeo Maione -- 19. Women and Christian Responsibility / Janet Somerville -- 20. On the Misunderstanding of Mass Media / Tom Koch -- 21. The Future of Separate Schools / Edward J. Brisbois -- 22. An Economist on Social Doctrine / Gerald E. Clarke -- 23. Parish Organization: Dead or Alive ? / Frank Dolphin -- 24. The Pill and the Conjugal Concept / Jack Wilson -- 25. Social Action in the Church / John Eldon Green -- 26. Music in the Parish Church / Frank Haworth -- 27. Christ in the Layman's World / Clement McNamara -- 28. Redefining the Meaning of the Sexes / Cecelia Wallace -- 29. The Catholic Intellectual: A Basic Need / Donald F. Theall -- 30. Catholics and Their International Responsibilities / Leigh J. Coop -- 31. Sexual Relations in Christian Marriage / Leslie Dewart -- 32. Apostolic Formation in the Parish / Charles and Sheila Williams -- 33. The Challenge to Catholic Scholars / Richard J. Schoeck -- 34. "That They May All Be One" / Harry Goldsmith.
Colophon: Printed and bound in Canada by T.H. Best Printing Company Limited, Don Mills, Ontario.
"Concilium : theology in the age of renewal; Concilium : theology in the age of renewal; Volume 58: Canon Law". -- p. .
Includes bibliographical references.
"Vatican II's most prominent characteristic was its concern for ecclesiology. Everything -- all its work, the documents it produces, the interest it generated -- centred around the theme of the Church. .... Bearing in mind the task just described, this issue of 'Concilium' tackles the theme of 'The Structures of the Church's Presence in the Modern World', and divides the subject into two parts: principles and concrete structures". -- Editorial, p. 7, 8.
Contents: Editorial / Teodoro Jimenez Urresti [and] Peter Huizing -- Part I: Articles -- An Historical Note on the Constitution of the Church / Karl August Fink -- Sociology and Church Structure / Andrew Greeley -- The Church as Sacramentum Mundi / Thomas O'Dea -- The Church: Sign and Instrument of Unity / Richard McBrien -- Structures of the Church's Presence in the World of Today: Through the Church's Own Institutions / Robert Rodes -- The Holy See: Its Function, Form and Status in International Law / Pio Ciprotti -- The Part Played by the Holy See in International Organizations / Henri de Riedmatten -- The Church's Relations with Foreign Governments / Isidoro Martin -- Concordats and International Law / Adrianus de Jong -- Church-State Relations in the Light of Vatican II / Juan Calvo Otero -- Part II: Bulletin -- Church and State in Public Ecclesiastical law / Peter Huizing -- Religious Liberty in State Constitutions / Carlos Corral --Part III: Documentation Concilium -- The Penal Problem / Concilium General Secretariat -- Biographical Notes.
"First published October 1951. Reprinted February 1952. Reprinted September 1952. Reprinted June 1953". -- verso of t.-p.
"The life of Florence Allshorn was spent in the main in the service of Christian missions .... When I was staying at St. Julian's at the beginning of the present year , Florence Allshorn showed me a first draft of some chapters of a small book about the St. Julian's adventure, and asked for my help in putting it into shape. ... Before the time came her last illness had begun. After her death her colleagues asked me to complete the task. When we looked into the matter we agreed that there must be a biography of her and that the best course would be to combine it with the story which she had nearly completed before her death. The chapters written by Florence Allshorn herself form Part II of this book. .... The members of the St. Julian's Community and other friends of Florence Allshorn have put on paper their recollections of her for my use ...". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated December 1950 / J.H.O. -- Part I: Florence Allshorn -- Early Years -- Missionary to Uganda -- Interlude -- Training Missionaries -- Essentials of Missionary Preparation -- Toward St. Julian's -- Part II: The St. Julian's Community / Florence Allshorn -- Origins -- The Start -- The Community -- Expansion -- The Farm -- Part III: Retrospect and Prospect -- Friendship -- The Person She Was -- Her Vision of Life -- Last Days -- Prospect.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by The Camelot Press Ltd., London and Southampton.
"'L'Eglise rebelle d'Amerique latine' published by Editions du Seuil 1969. This translation first published by Penguin Books 1974". -- verso of t.-p.
"In the first part of this book, Alain Gheerbrant describes the Pope's [Paul VI] visit to Bogota [in August 1968] and the impact it had on progressive priests throughout the continent. The trip had less outside publicity than previous or subsequent papal journeys, as it happened to coincide with the movement of Russian troops into Czechoslovakia -- an even which appeared at the time to be of more cosmic significance. But Gheerbrant gives a unique account of what occurred, describing in some detail the mix of God and Mammon that such events involve, and underlining the Pope's efforts to water down the revolutionary implications contained in certain paragraphs of 'Populorum Progressio'. Then, in the second part, Gheerbrant explains and documents what happened at the CELAM conference itself, held in the Colombian city of Medellin after the Pope had got safely home. Here both the orthodox and the dissenters -- or some of them -- had their say, and the reader gets a real understanding of both the theological and political issues that divide the Church. Finally, in the last part, Gheerbrant looks at what he calls 'Christian subversives' -- the priests whose interpretation of the word of God demands that they should involve themselves in the political struggle for the liberation of Latin America. Many of the documents published here have never appeared before in English, and with Alain Gheerbrant as an astringent guide, this book provides an essential introduction to the ideological crisis that continues to shake the Latin American continent". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction dated January 1974 / Richard Gott -- Part One: A Pope in the New World -- The Envoy -- The Pope's Mailbag -- The Pope's Own Words -- The Pope's Special Mentions -- Part Two: The Medellin Conference -- The Real Documentation of the Conference (1) -- The Real Documentation of the Conference (2) -- The General Conference of the Latin American Hierarchy -- Part Three: Christian Subversives -- Havana -- Guatemala -- Panama -- Montevideo -- Buenos Aires - Return to Bogota -- Mexico or Exile.
Colophon: Made and printed in Great Britain by Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd, Aylesbury, Bucks.
"A one-volume edition of four books including: I. The Universal Church in God's Design, II. The Church's Witness to God's Design, III. The Church and the Disorder of Society, IV. The Church and the International Disorder". -- t.-p.
"Authorized version of the Amsterdam Assembly Series including the Message and the Section Reports of the Assembly published for the World Council of Churches by Harper and Brothers". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: General Preface -- General Introduction / Henry P. Van Dusen -- Vol. I. The Universal Church in God's Design -- Vol. II. The Church's Witness to God's Design -- Vol. III. The Church and the Disorder of Society -- Vol. IV. The Church and the International Disorder -- First Assembly of the World Council of Churches Message.
"These essays were first published as journal articles and appeared as contributions to festschrifts and conference proceedings." -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author "takes on a debate that has been raging in universities across North America and Europe for several years. The issue is whether religious studies is a scientific undertaking that transcends religion or is itself a form of faith and, therefore, ultimately indistinguishable from religion. Wiebe argues persuasively for the former, claiming that if taught in the university, religion must be treated as a science, with all the objectivity and research that are brought to other subjects". -- front cover blurb.
Contents: Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part I: From Theology to Religious Studies: On the Emergence of a New Science -- 1. Explaining Religion: The Intellectual Ethos -- 2. Religion and the Scientific Impulse in the Nineteenth Century: Friedrich Max Muller and the Birth of the Science of Religion -- 3. Toward the Founding of a Science of Religion: The Contribution of C.P. Tiele -- Part II: A Return to Theology: On the Resistance to Scientific Method -- 4. A "New Era of Promise" for Religious Studies ? -- 5. Theology and the Academic Study of Religion in Protestant America -- 6. Promise and Disappointment: Recent Developments in the Academic Study of Religion in the United States -- 7. Religious Studies as a Saving Grace ?: From Goodenough to South Africa -- 8. The "Academic Naturalization" of Religious Studies: Intent or Pretense ? -- Part III: Case Studies in the Failure of Nerve -- 10. Phenomenology of Religion as Religio-Cultural Quest: Gerardus van der Leeuw and the Subversion of the Scientific Study of Religion -- 11. On the Value of the World's Parliament of Religions for the Study of Religion -- 12. The Study of Religion: On the New Encyclopedia of Religion -- 13. Alive, But Just Barely: Graduate Studies in Religion at the University of Toronto -- 14. Against Science in the Academic Study of Religion: On the Emergence and Development of the AAR -- 15. A Religious Agenda Continued: A Review of the Presidential Addresses of the AAR -- Part IV: Epilogue -- 16. Appropriating Religion: Understanding Religion as an Object of Science -- References -- Index.
Author is Dean of Divinity at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
"One of the things we have been discovering about leadership is that a clergyman's absence can be an important opportunity for lay people to take on new responsibilities in parish life. .... These positive benefits which resulted from a clergyman's absence made us especially eager to study the experience of a congregation whose rector went on sabbatical for six months and whose members kept the church going without him. Certainly Jim Adam, St. Mark's clergyman, received all the customary and expected benefits from his sabbatical -- opportunities to learn, to teach, to reflect, to write, and even to rest. But the results of the experience went much further than that; the minister went away for a six-month sabbatical and everyone learned a lot. The second half of 1972 was, for St. Mark's, an experiment in leadership, a chance to dissect, examine, and make new decisions about the many roles which go to make up leadership in a parish". -- Intro.
Contents: Preface / Loren B. Mead -- Introduction / Celia A. Hahn -- Part I: Learning to Share the Ministry at St. Mark's [Episcopal Church], Capitol Hill -- Background: The Story of St. Mark's / Elisa L. DesPortes with C.A.H. -- The Sabbatical Period at St. Mark's / Georgia Jackson with C.A.H. -- Postmarks -- The Rector's Report / James R. Adams -- Reflections / C.A.H. -- Part II: Learning to Share the Ministry in Your Congregation: Study Guide / J.R.A. and C.A.H.
"Filled with personal anecdotes, object lessons and humour, this handbook is practical and designed to help the local church grow both numerically and in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. 'The Evangelism Handbook' takes the Great Commission from Christ very seriously and is meant to challenge every believer to reconsider the role of evangelism within the Church". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction / Ron Meacock -- Foreword / Ray Taylor, Director, The Church Army in Canada -- Evangelism of Fossilize ?: The Church's Task -- Recruiting Drive : The Evangelist's Task -- How ?: Equipment and Technique -- Suffer the Children !: The Sunday School -- Getting With It !: Disco and Coffee Bar Evangelism -- Notes -- Index.
The author is "a Church Army Officer and a licensed evangelist in the Anglican Church" -- back cover.
Contents: Notes for the Incumbent -- Part One: To be completed by the man with the guidance of the Parish Priest -- Part Two: To be completed by the woman with the guidance of the Parish Priest -- Part Three: This part is to be used when the parties reside in different parishes, and/or when either or both of them is enrolled on the Electoral Roll of another parish or parishes -- Part Four: The questions in this Part of the Form are intended as pointers to the areas of enquiry with which the incumbent will be concerned. They are designed to provide as much information as possible for the Panel to consider -- Part Five: To be signed by both applicants in the presence of the incumbent -- Part Six: To be completed by the Incumbent before forwarding the application to the Bishop -- Part Seven: For the use of the Bishop.
Dated Church House, Westminster SW 1, 23 July 1984 and signed: On behalf of the Standing Committee, W.D. Pattinson, Secretary-General.
"The General Synod at the July Group of Sessions 1984 gave provisional approval to a draft Regulation, introduced by the House of Bishops, to permit in certain circumstances marriage in church in the lifetime of a former partner. The Synod went on to direct that the draft Regulation should be referred to the diocesan synods for consideration, and asked for diocesan responses by 10 January 1985. The purpose of this Memorandum is to indicate the steps which diocesan synods are now asked to take". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction -- Background -- Action by the Diocesan Synods -- Consideration by Deanery Synods -- Reporting Arrangements -- Discussion Material -- Appendix A: The Church of England General Synod Draft Marriage Regulation Approved under Article 6 (a) (iv) of the Constitution -- Appendix B: Draft: Marriage in Church After Divorce.
Consists of 18 reprints from various religious journals each with a brief introduction and citation of original journal publication.
"'New Theology No. 2' is a self-contained book. After this paragraph no further reference will be made to its predecessor. The numeral in the title reminds us, however, that there was a predecessor -- a small green paperback which brought together fifteen articles we felt to be representative of the variety and richness of recent theological thought. .... Time has told and a succeeding installment is here. We are not alone in our curiosity about new achievements in theology, nor have we been disappointed in our search for significant articles published during the past year and a half". -- [Intro.], p. 7.
Contents: New Theology No. 2 [Introduction] / M.E.M. and D.G.P. -- I: The Problem of God and the Godless -- Christianity Without Religion / C.B. Armstrong -- The Theology of True Secularity / William O. Fennell -- A New Linguistic Madness / Langdon B. Gilkey -- "Non-metaphysical" Christian Philosophy and Linguistic Philosophy / James W. Woelfel -- Whither the Doctrine of God Now ? / David Jenkins -- II: Nature and Law -- Naturalism, Historicism, and Christian Ethics: Toward a Christian Doctrine of Natural Law / Douglas Sturm -- Autonomy and Reason in Judaism / Alexander Carlebach -- The Natural Law Teaching of the Eastern Orthodox Church / Stanley S. Harakas -- Teilhard de Chardin: A Philosophy of Procession / E.R. Baltazar -- III. Judaism and Christianity: Then and Now / Krister Stendahl -- The Significance of the Ecumenical Councils / William Nicholls -- Ecclesiology and Roman Catholic Renewal / George A. Lindbeck -- IV: Biblical Trends -- A Survey of Recent Gospel Research / Harvey K. McArthur -- Rudolf Bultmann and Post-Bultmann Tendencies / P. Joseph Cahill -- V: Extension of Theology -- A New Trio Arises in Europe / John B. Cobb, Jr. -- The Form of the Church in the Modern Diaspora / M. Richard Shaull -- Through Dooms of Love / William Stringfellow -- Christ and the Christ Figure in American Fiction / Robert Detweiler.
Anglican contributors include: C.B. Armstrong, David Jenkins and William Stringfellow.
Consists of 10 reprints from various religious journals each with a brief introduction and citation of original journal publication.
"'New Theology', now apparently a hardy perennial, is a representative anthology of contemporary work in theology. .... Judging from the journals over which we pore, we would say that the first years of the 1960's have presented a demonstrably different theological concern from those of the 1950's. And each of the past three years has served to convince us of subtle but rapid changes in the way theology is being approached and in the themes which engross theologians". -- Intro., p. 11.
Contents: Introduction: The Turn from Mere Anarchy / M.E.M. and D.G.P. -- The Intellectual Crisis of British Christianity / Ninian Smart -- The Secular City: Toward a Theology of Secularity / Daniel Callahan -- How Can We Think of God ? / John Macquarrie -- 'Homo Religiosus' and Historical Faith / Kenneth Hamilton -- Context Versus Principles: A Misplaced Debate in Christian Ethics / James M. Gustafson -- New Ethical Possibility: The Task of "Post-Christendom" Ethics / Paul Peachey -- Sexuality and Jesus / Tom F. Driver -- The Uses of Agnosticism: Secularism in Modern Literature / John Killinger -- The Christian Minister and the Social Problems of the Day / George W. Webber -- Fidelity to the Living: Reflections / Daniel Berrigan.
Anglican contributors include: John Macquarrie and Ninian Smart.
Consists of 12 reprints from various religious journals each with a brief introduction and citation of original journal publication.
"As we enter the last third of the twentieth century, it becomes clear that a new theological climate is upon us. .... During these years of change and experiment, 'New Theology' was born to serve as an annual chronicle of such experiment". -- Intro., p. 9.
Contents: Beyond the Secular: Chastened Religion [Introduction] / M.E.M. and D.G.P. -- Crisis and Renewal in History of Religions / Mircea Eliade -- Symbol, Myth, and the Biblical Revelation / Avery Dulles -- On the Meaning of "God": Transcendence Without Mythology / Gordon D. Kaufman -- Talk about Religious Talk / Jerry H. Gill -- Language and Understanding / Heinrich Ott -- Theology and the Uses of History / Justus George Lawler -- The Dilemma of Identity for the Emancipated Jew / Manfred H. Vogel -- The Issue of Transcendence in the New Theology, the New Morality, and the New Forms / Gabriel Fackre -- Veni, Creator Spiritus: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit / Albert C. Outler -- Problems of a Protestant Spirituality / John Kent --Toward a Theology for the New Social Gospel / Max L. Stackhouse -- The Death of God and the Future of Theology / Harvey Cox.
Consists of 14 reprints from various religious journals each with a brief introduction and citation of original journal publication.
"This year we have allowed ourselves this brief soliloquy or duoloquy for a particular reason: 'New Theology No. 5' is even more devoted to the new, the 'novum', the not-yet, the pull of the future, than were the earlier volumes in the sequence. .... Yet talk about the future, about hope, about the new, we do. For those whose brains we have picked and those on whom we rely have begun to concentrate on these themes, and they strike us as representing much of the most creative work in theology today. Whether the 'theology of hope' will turn out to be a well-defined and serious movement, we cannot now determine -- let the unfolding future take care of that. But that the 'theology of hope' -- to which most of the selections in this volume are in one way or another directed -- has served as a magnet to attract people of vastly differing approaches is already clear; if not a movement, then at least a tendency or trend is present". -- Intro., p. 8-9.
Contents: Christian Hope and Human Futures [Introduction] / M.E.M. and D.G.P. -- I: Secular Theology: Cautionary Word -- New Left Man Meets the Dead God / Steve Weissman -- Man and His World in the Perspective of Judaism: Reflections on Expo '67 / Emil L. Fackenheim -- Did Jesus Believe in God ?: Some Reflections on Christian Atheism / R.F. Aldwinckle -- II: The Theology of Hope: Enthusiastic Words -- Hope in a Posthuman Era / Sam Keen -- Toward a Theology of Hope / Carl E. Braaten -- Appearance as the Arrival of the Future / Wolfhart Pannenberg -- Creative Hope / Johannes B. Metz -- III: The Orientation Toward the Future: Tentative Words -- God and the Supernatural / Leslie Dewart -- The Dehellenization of Dogma / Bernard J.F. Lonergan -- The Future of Belief Debate / Justus George Lawler -- IV: Alternative Futures -- Ernest Bloch and "The Pull of the Future" / Harvey Cox -- The Absolute Future / Michael Novak -- Communists and Christians in Dialogue / Roger Garaudy -- Evolution, Myth, and Poetic Vision / Walter J. Ong.
"Edited by Virginia Fabella, M.M. and Mercy Amba Oduyoye".
Papers from International Women's Conference sponsored by EATWOT whose theme was "Doing Theology from Third World Women's Perspective".
"Those who brought to birth this volume of essays are women from the Third World. .... We, the women who came together in Oaxtepec, Mexico, in December of 1986 to reflect on what it means to do theology from Third World women's perspective .... The papers presented in this volume have come from a process which began in New Delhi, India, at the first assembly of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians, in 1981. .... We demanded to be heard. The result was the creation within EATWOT of a Women's Commission, and not a Commission on Women as some of the male members would have it. .... The preparatory work that led to the Intercontinental Women's Conference held in Oaxtepec, Mexico, on December 1-6, 1986, began with national meetings on the three continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. .... The papers presented in this volume have all been presented in some form during one of the three phases of the process". -- Intro., p. ix-x.
Contents: Foreword / Katie G. Cannon -- Introduction / Virginia Fabella and Mercy Amba Oduyoye -- Part One: Africa -- Church Women of Africa: A Theological Community / Rosemary Edet and Bette Ekeya -- Women and Men Building Together the Church in Africa / Dorothy Ramodibe -- The Christ-Event from the Viewpoint of Africa Women: I. A Catholic Perspective / Therese Souga -- II. A Protestant Perspective / Louise Tappa -- The Christ for African Women / Elizabeth Amoah and Mercy Amba Oduyoye -- Women in the Bible / Teresa Okure -- Final Statements: I. Recommendations (Yaounde, Cameroun, 1986) -- II. Communiqué (Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 1986) -- Part Two: Asia -- Women's Oppression: A Sinful Situation / Aruna Gnanadason -- Emerging Spirituality of Asian Women / Mary John Mananzan and Susan Ai Park -- New Ways of Being a Church: I. A Catholic Perspective / Christine Tse -- II. A Protestant Perspective / Yong Tin Jin -- A Common Methodology for Diverse Christologies ? / Virginia Fabella -- Final Statement: Asian Church Women Speak (Manila, Philippines, Nov. 21-30, 1985) -- Part Three: Latin America -- Women Doing Theology in Latin America / Ivone Gebara -- Women's Experience of God in Emerging Spirituality / Luz Beatriz Arellano -- Women's Participation in the Church: I. A Protestant Perspective / Nelly Ritchie -- II. A Catholic Perspective / Maria Pilar Aquino -- Feminist Theology as the Fruit of Passion and Compassion / Ana Maria Tepedino -- Women's Reading of the Bible / Elsa Tamez -- Final Statement: Latin American Conference on Theology from the Perspective of Women (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 1985) -- Final Document: Intercontinental Women's Conference (Oaxtepec, Mexico, Dec. 1-6, 1986) -- Contributors.
"Published in 1978 and subsequently translated into a number of language, the first Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, 'For All God's People', has been widely used by many different churches, groups and individuals all over the world. The present volume is a successor to it." -- About this Book.
Contents: Foreword / Emilio Castro -- About this Book / John Carden -- Jerusalem -- Week 1: Egypt, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria -- Week 2: Countries of the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Iraq -- Week 3: Cyprus, Greece, Turkey -- Week 4: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia -- Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) -- Week 5: Hong Kong, Macao, People's Republic of China, Taiwan -- Week 6: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea -- Week 7: The Philippines -- Week 8: Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore -- Week 9: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden -- Week 10: Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom -- Week 11: Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands -- Week 12: France, Portugal, Spain -- All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) -- Week 13: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia -- Week 14: Sudan, Uganda -- Week 15: Kenya, Tanzania -- Week 16: Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia -- Week 17: Brazil -- Week 18: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay -- Week 19: Bolivia, Chile, Peru -- Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) -- Week 20: Czechoslovakia, Poland -- Week 21: Albania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia -- Week 22: Hungary, Romania -- Week 23: Mongolia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics -- Introduction to Weeks 24, 25, 26 and 27 -- Week 24: Liberia, Sierra Leone -- Week 25: Cape Verde, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, The Gambia -- Week 26: Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo -- Week 27: Nigeria -- Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) -- Fellowship of the Least Coin -- Introduction to Weeks 28 and 29 -- Week 28: Kampuchea, Laos, Vietnam -- Week 29: Burma, Thailand -- Week 30: Indonesia -- Week 31: United States of America -- Week 32: Canada -- Week 33: Australia, New Zealand -- Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) -- Week 34: The Pacific Islands -- Week 35: The Islands of the Indian Ocean -- Week 36: The Caribbean Islands, French Guyana, Guyana, Suriname -- Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC) -- Week 37: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico -- Week 38: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama -- Week 39: Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela -- Week 40: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger -- Week 41: Cameroon, Central African Republic -- Week 42: Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe -- Conference of European Churches (CEC) -- Week 44: Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic -- Week 45: Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland -- Week 46: Italy, Malta -- Week 47: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal -- Week 48: Afghanistan, Pakistan -- Week 49: India, Sri Lanka -- Week 50: Angola, Mozambique -- Week 51: Botswana, Zimbabwe -- Week 52: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland -- Index -- Calendar 1989-1996 -- Sources and Acknowledgements.
See also companion volume: With all God's People: The New Ecumenical Prayer Cycle: Orders of Service.
"Published for the Anglican Consultative Council and the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity".
"This edition by Church House Publishing ... Catholic Truth Society. Third impression 1989". -- verso of t.-p.
"Do 577" -- front cover.
"Salvation and the Church is the first published work of the Second Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission. It represents over three years' study of the doctrine of justification begun in Venice (1983), continued in Durham (1984), and Graymoor, New York State (1985), and now completed at Llandaff, Cardiff. The doctrine of justification was a major cause of dispute between Rome and the Reformers in the sixteenth century. Justification is considered in the context of the doctrine of salvation as a whole, which in turn involves discussion of the role of the Church in Christ's saving work". -- back cover.
Contents: The Status of the Document -- Preface by the Co-Chairmen dated Llandaff, 3 September 1986, Feast of St. Gregory the Great / Cormac Murphy-O'Connor [and] Mark Santer -- Salvation and the Church: Introduction -- Salvation and Faith -- Salvation and Justification -- Salvation and Good Works -- The Church and Salvation -- Conclusion -- Members of the Commission.
Colophon: Printed in England by The Ludo Press Ltd, London SW 18 3DG.
"That the poor are always with us is not only true of the third world. There is considerable poverty in the first world, and the number of the poor and the extent of their deprivation are steadily growing. What, in this situation, is the responsibility of the churches ? This book deals with the fact of poverty, and its implications for the witness and credibility of the church. Through the centuries the church has failed to do justice to the gospel to the sinner. But the salvation of sinners and that of the deprived are part of one and the same gospel. The question is not so much the participation of the church in the lives of the poor as the participation of the poor in the life of the church". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface -- The (New) Poverty of Western Europe -- The Poor and the Churches in Western Europe -- The Church and the Poor: A Biblical Orientation -- The Church and the Double Gospel -- The Churches Response to Poverty -- Searching for a Strategy.