Towards a New Catholic Church in Advanced Modernity

Transformations, Visions, Tensions

Edited by: Staf Hellemans, Jozef Wissink

A new Catholic Church is emerging in the West, one that is very different from the Church before 1960. This book describes the new Church-in-the-making - its new position in society, its new structuring and workings, and its new frame of mind. The book also looks in a prospective way at some basic issues the Church has to deal with, such as imagining the Church in advanced modernity, attracting both youth and adults, rebuilding local communities, refashioning liturgy, and rethinking pastoral guidance. The book is the result of an interdisciplinary endeavor by philosophers, sociologists, and theologians. (Series: Tilburg Theological Studies / Tilburger Theologische Studien - Vol. 5)


280 pages

Publication Date: 4/30/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902047