Towards a Politics of Communion

Towards a Politics of Communion

For Cavanaugh the Eucharist is the enactment of the corporate body, at once multiple and local and yet simultaneously a performative union with a wider mystical whole. Yet the Eucharistic community is exactly the kind of ethical (in) ...

Author: Anna Rowlands

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567003539

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Anna Rowlands offers a guide to the main time periods, key figures, documents and themes of thinking developed as Catholic Social Teaching (CST). A wealth of material has been produced by the Catholic Church during its long history which considers the implications of scripture, doctrine and natural law for the way these elements live together in community - most particularly in the tradition of social encyclicals dating from 1891. Rowlands takes a fresh approach in weaving overviews of the central principles with the development of thinking on political community and democracy, migration, and integral ecology, and by considering the increasingly critical questions concerning the role of CST in a pluralist and post-secular context. As such this book offers both an incisive overview of this distinctive body of Catholic political theology and a new and challenging contribution to the debate about the transformative potential of CST in contemporary society.
Categories: Religion

Towards a Politics of Communion

Towards a Politics of Communion

As such this book offers both an incisive overview of this distinctive body of Catholic political theology and a new and challenging contribution to the debate about the transformative potential of CST in contemporary society.

Author: Anna Rowlands

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567242730

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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Anna Rowlands offers a guide to the main time periods, key figures, documents and themes of thinking developed as Catholic Social Teaching (CST). A wealth of material has been produced by the Catholic Church during its long history which considers the implications of scripture, doctrine and natural law for the way these elements live together in community - most particularly in the tradition of social encyclicals dating from 1891. Rowlands takes a fresh approach in weaving overviews of the central principles with the development of thinking on political community and democracy, migration, and integral ecology, and by considering the increasingly critical questions concerning the role of CST in a pluralist and post-secular context. As such this book offers both an incisive overview of this distinctive body of Catholic political theology and a new and challenging contribution to the debate about the transformative potential of CST in contemporary society.
Categories: Religion

T T Clark Handbook of Political Theology

T T Clark Handbook of Political Theology

Zizioulas does not draw out an explicit politics from his theology of personhood, though Papanikolaou does argue for ... toward the embodied experience of irreducible uniqueness analogous to that experienced within the Eucharist.

Author: Rubén Rosario Rodríguez

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567670403

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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The T&T Clark Handbook of Political Theology is a comprehensive reference resource informed by serious theological scholarship in the three Abrahamic traditions. The engaging and original contributions within this collection represent the epitome of contemporary scholarship in theology, religion, philosophy, history, law, and political science, from leading scholars in their area of specialization. Comprised of five sections that illuminate the rise and relevance of political theology, this handbook begins with the birth of contemporary “political theology,” and is followed by discussions of historical resources and past examples of interaction between theology and politics from all three Abrahamic traditions. The third section surveys the leading figures and movements that have had an impact on the discipline of political theology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and the contributors then build on previously discussed historical resources and methods to engage with contemporary issues and challenges, emphasizing interreligious dialogue, even while addressing concerns of relevance to a particular faith tradition. The volume concludes with three essays that look at the future of political theology from the perspective of each Abrahamic religion. Complete with select bibliographies for each topic, this companion features the most current overview of political theology that will reach a broader, global audience of students and scholars
Categories: Religion

Holy Communion in Contagious Times

Holy Communion in Contagious Times

Celebrating the Eucharist in the Everyday and Online Worlds Richard A. Burridge ... of priests living together to move away from each one saying a solitary mass towards concelebration all together, as noted at the start of this chapter.

Author: Richard A. Burridge

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725285781

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Can the church celebrate the eucharist in “contagious times,” like the coronavirus pandemic, and if so, how? In this book, Richard Burridge investigates a wide range of proposed options, both in the everyday physical world (fasting the eucharist, spiritual communion, solo and concelebrated communions, lay presidency, drive-in and drive-thru eucharists, and extended communion) and in cyberspace (computer services for avatars, broadcast eucharists online, and narrowcast communions using webinar software like Zoom). Along the way, he tackles the whole range of concepts of the church, ordination, and the eucharist. This book is essential reading for anyone desiring an informed and provocative guide to the theology and practice of holy communion in our challenging times.
Categories: Religion

A Theologico Political Treatise

A Theologico   Political Treatise

mony and communion with the one great LIFE , which lies outside the world of sense , is one about which there is no accident . It is the property of life . Life lies in a pressure towards a harmony and communion with the Life that lies ...

Author: George D'Oyly Snow

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNPW76

Category: Religion and politics

Page: 190

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Categories: Religion and politics

First Communion

First Communion

The primary impetus for this was a significant shift in the focus of eucharistic theology that took place towards the end of the first millennium. This shift moved from a generally symbolic approach to the eucharist towards the adoption ...

Author: Peter McGrail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317135005

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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One of the most carefully prepared liturgies of any Roman Catholic parish's year is the celebration of 'First Communion'. This is the ritual by which seven- or eight -year-old children are admitted to the Eucharist for the first time. It attracts the largest congregations of any parish liturgy, and yet is frequently marked by tension and dissent within the parish community. The same ritual holds very different meanings for the various parties involved - clergy, parish schools, regularly communicating parishioners, and the first communicants and their families. The tensions arise from dissonance between the parties on such key issues as expected patterns of Church attendance, Catholic identity, dress and expenditure, and family formation. The relationships and discontinuities between popular and 'official' religion is at the heart of these tensions. They touch upon deep-seated anxieties concerning the future viability of the very structures and patterns of parish life during the current period of falling Church attendance and parish closures. For those within the Church who are concerned to understand and address the issues in its structural decline, this book will make sometimes uncomfortable but always stimulating reading. Peter McGrail examines the relationship between Church structures and popular religious identity, viewed through the lens of the first communion event. Drawing out hitherto unrecognised connections and significances for the future of the Catholic Church at local level, the insights into the decline of the parish as an institution present challenges to all with an interest in and concern for the future of the Church in the English-speaking world. Bringing to the fore the relationship and tensions between liturgy and Church structures, both historically and at the present time, this book offers academics and students alike extensive material for reflection and future development..
Categories: Religion

Religion Identity and Politics in Northern Ireland

Religion  Identity and Politics in Northern Ireland

Although David says that he would have got married anywhere , Aine feels that there were political reasons why they ... thing that would sway me towards ' let's let them attend the sacraments , let them prepare for Holy Communion and ...

Author: Claire Mitchell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754641554

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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There has been increased interest in the relationship between religion, identity and politics in modern societies. Building on this debate, Claire Mitchell presents a challenging analysis of religion in contemporary Northern Ireland, arguing that religion is not merely a marker of ethnicity and that it continues to provide many of the meanings of identity, community and politics. Drawing on a range of unique interview material, this book traces how individuals and groups in Northern Ireland have absorbed religious types of cultural knowledge, belonging and morality.
Categories: Religion

Connected Toward Communion

Connected Toward Communion

This question addresses the whole church, from the baptized faithful to pastoral ministers and the institutional structures that serve the church locally and globally.In Connected toward Communion, Daniella Zsupan-Jerome traces the Roman ...

Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814682203

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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We are living in a cultural shift: digital communication has reshaped the way we interact with one another, form and maintain relationships, and gain knowledge and understanding. How might we go about communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ in the midst of these changes to an emerging culture shaped by digital media? This question addresses the whole church, from the baptized faithful to pastoral ministers and the institutional structures that serve the church locally and globally.In Connected toward Communion, Daniella Zsupan-Jerome traces the Roman Catholic Church's contemporary thought and practice of social communication, from Inter Mirifica of the Second Vatican Council to the church's approach to communicating faith through social networking today. Throughout, a key question forms a common thread: how might we form pastoral ministers today for serving the church in the digital age and beyond?
Categories: Religion

Religious Perspectives on Bioethics and Human Rights

Religious Perspectives on Bioethics and Human Rights

In the first place, a profound difference exists between mere sociality and a disposition towards inter-personal communion. As pointed out by Aristotle in his thesis that man is by nature a political animal37 there are aspects of man's ...

Author: Joseph Tham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319584317

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

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This book deals with the thorny issue of human rights in different cultures and religions, especially in the light of bioethical issues. In this book, experts from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism and Confucianism discuss the tension between their religious traditions and the claim of universality of human rights. The East-West contrast is particularly evident with regards to human rights. Some writers find the human rights language too individualistic and it is foreign to major religions where the self does not exist in isolation, but is normally immersed in a web of relations and duties towards family, friends, religion community, and society. Is the human rights discourse a predominantly Western liberal ideal, which in bioethics is translated to mean autonomy and free choice? In today’s democratic societies, laws have been drafted to protect individuals and communities against slavery, discrimination, torture or genocide. Yet, it appears unclear at what moment universal rights supersede respect for cultural diversity and pluralism. This collection of articles demonstrates a rich spectrum of positions among different religions, as they confront the ever more pressing issues of bioethics and human rights in the modern world. This book is intended for those interested in the contemporary debates on religious ethics, human rights, bioethics, cultural diversity and multiculturalism.
Categories: Philosophy