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A Church in Search of Itself: Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future

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A deeply informed look at the intensifying struggle over the future of the Catholic Church.

Robert Blair Kaiser examines the most important and divisive issues confronting the Church: the sex abuse scandal, a shortage of priests due to the insistence upon celibacy, the ban on contraception, the roles of women in the Church, the increased participation of laypeople in Church affairs. He gives us an in-depth and behind-the-scenes view of six of the cardinals who gathered in Rome in April 2005 to choose a new pope and through them makes clear why Catholics worldwide are increasingly leaving the Church or defying Church doctrine. With passion and heartfelt concern, Robert Blair Kaiser brilliantly illuminates the issues and the combatants in the battle for the soul of the Catholic world.

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Robert Blair Kaiser spent ten years in the Jesuits before he left to pursue a career in journalism. He was a religion reporter for The New York Times, Time, and CBS, and is now a contributing editor in Rome for Newsweek. He is the editor of JustGoodCompany.com, a journal of religion and culture. His books include Clerical Error; The Politics of Sex and Religion; and Pope, Council, and World. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and in Rome.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Politics : toward a people's church — Ch. 2. Death : a call to serve by suffering — Ch. 3. Vacant : the sacredness of the process — Ch. 4. Legacy : more than a pope — Ch. 5. Cardinal Roger Mahony : clericalism still rules — Excursion 1. Priesthood : no kind of magic — Ch. 6. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor : people of other faiths? — Ch. 7. Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga : the gospel in every culture — Excursion II. Liberation : all they can be — Ch. 8. Cardinal Francis Arinze : developing local theologies — Ch. 9. Cardinal Julius Darmaatmadja : a truly Asian church — Excursion III. Syncreticism : the heart, then understanding — Ch. 10. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger : order in the church — Ch. 11. Postmortem : a tsunami of meaning — Ch. 12. Conclave : one smart move after another — Ch. 13. Benedict XVI : keeping the people in the pews — Epilogue : modest proposals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424280
Subtitle:
Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future
Publisher:
Knopf
Author:
Kaiser, Robert Blair
Subject:
Religion : Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
History
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Roman Catholicism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060315
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
261

Related Subjects

Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Christianity » Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership

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