The Spirit of Catholicism

Author: Dr. Karl Adam

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204944

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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This is the 1929 English translation of the original German text first published in 1924 and authored by one of the world’s most distinguished Christian philosophers, Dr. Karl Adam. This book is a brilliant and evocative study of the fundamental concepts of the Catholic Faith, from its tenets, its historical development and the role of the Church in world society. For many on the outside, Catholicism, according to Dr. Adam, represents a daunting and somewhat foreign confused mass of conflicting forces that has somehow survived the tests of time. Catholicism is simultaneously new yet quite old; holy yet corrupt; hierarchical yet personal; dogmatic yet utilitarian, and so on. How can someone outside the Church get a good grasp on the essence of Catholicism when it is so vast and seemingly complex? Those attempting to grasp the very heart and spirit of Catholicism should read Karl Adam’s book, which is a most elegant and concise exploration of the faith and an attempt to address these ambiguities. What are the fundamental attributes of the Catholic Church? What is the source from which it has drawn vigor and life through its two thousand years of life on earth? What are the secret sources of its incredible vitality in the world today? The author answers these and many other questions about the nature and structure of the Church. He examines the essential nature of the Catholic Church from the basic premise that it was expressly founded by Christ, traces its historical development and analyzes its actual functioning through the ages.
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The Spirit of the Liturgy

Author: Rev. Romano Guardini

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312413670

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Page: N.A

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Unity in the Church Or the Principle of Catholicism

Presented in the Spirit of the Church Fathers of the First Three Centuries

Author: Johann Adam Möhler

Publisher: Catholic University of Amer Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 487

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Originally written in 1825, this book upholds a romantic view of the Catholic Church, describing it as the organic development of the life-giving Holy Spirit. It uses the works of the Church Fathers to demonstrates to contemporary Protestant opponents that the Scriptures arose from within the Church.
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The Spirit of the Liturgy

Author: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586179977

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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New Softcover Edition with Index! Considered by Ratzinger devotees as his greatest work on the Liturgy, this profound and beautifully written treatment of the "great prayer of the Church" will help readers rediscover the Liturgy in all its hidden spiritual wealth and transcendent grandeur as the very center of our Christian life. Among the many liturgical issues that he covers in this work, Cardinal Ratzinger discusses fundamental misunderstandings of the Second Vatican Council's intentions for liturgical renewal, especially the orientation of prayer at the Eucharistic sacrifice, the placement of the tabernacle, and the posture of kneeling. Other important topics he discusses include the following: the essence of worship; Jewish roots and new elements of the Christian Liturgy; the historic and cosmic dimensions of the Liturgy; the relationship of the Liturgy to time and space; art, music, and the Liturgy; active participation of all the faithful; gestures, posture, and vestments. "My purpose here is to assist this renewal of understanding of the Liturgy. Its basic intentions coincide with what Guardini wanted to achieve. The only difference is that I have had to translate what Guardini did at the end of the First World War, in a totally different historical situation, into the context of our present-day questions, hopes, and dangers. Like Guardini, I am not attempting to involve myself with scholarly discussion and research. I am simply offering an aid to the understanding of the faith and to the right way to give the faith its central form of expression in the Liturgy." - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, from the preface
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The Spirit of Vatican II

A History of Catholic Reform in America

Author: Colleen McDannell

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046502338X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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In 1962 a group of Catholic leaders traveled to Rome, charged by Pope John XXIII with the task of making the gospel of Christ relevant in a modern world. The Second Vatican Council transformed the lives of Catholics through sweeping reforms--yet its effect on the daily lives of practicing Catholics has never been fully understood. In this illuminating study, religious historian Colleen McDannell presents new insight into Vatican II by shifting the framework of its analysis: from men to women, from urban to suburban, from theory to practice. Using the story of her Catholic mother's life as a narrative thread, McDannell presents in The Spirit of Vatican II a refreshingly positive portrayal of the state of modern Catholicism--and a testament to the lasting effects of its liberalization.
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The Spirit of Celibacy

An Examination of the Denkschrift Für Die Aufhebung Des Den Katholischen Geistlichen Vorgeschriebenen Zölibates (Memorandum on the Abolition of the Celibacy Requirement for Catholic Priests)

Author: Johann Adam Mohler

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781595250230

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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The Spirit of Protestantism

Author: Robert McAfee Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195007247

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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This volume explores the place of the Bible in Protestantism; the laity and the clergy; worship; the relationship between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism; and social and individual ethics.
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The Spirit of God

Short Writings on the Holy Spirit

Author: Yves Congar

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813229936

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Yves Congar was the most significant voice in Catholic pneumatology in the twentieth century. This new collection of short pieces makes his thought accessible to a broad range of readers – scholars, teachers, ecumenists and laity – and thus helps to ensure that an important theological voice, one that influenced many of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, continues to be heard. The Spirit of God brings together for the first time eight of Yves Congar’s previously untranslated writings on the Holy Spirit composed after Vatican II (from 1969 to 1985). Two of these selections offer general overviews of Congar’s pneumatology, a pneumatology based upon Scripture and the Tradition of the Church, but articulated in conversation with philosophers, ecumenical partners and non-believers. Other articles make clear the historical context of Vatican II’s pneumatology and the Holy Spirit’s crucial influence upon the unfolding of history and upon the moral life, the efficacy of the sacraments and, especially, upon ecclesial life. The writings in The Spirit of God have been translated and edited by a team of scholars familiar with the work of the French Dominican theologian. An introduction situates each of the writings historically and highlights its theological significance. A bibliography lists Congar’s publications on the Holy Spirit, the major articles and books written about his pneumatology, and the major scholarly resources to which Congar made reference in the notes that accompanied these writings. An index of biblical references and of personal names is also included.
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The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism

Author: Michael Novak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0819178233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 459

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...a major work for our times. --Irving Kristol, The Public Interest
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An Anxious Age

The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America

Author: Joseph Bottum

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385521464

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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We live in a profoundly spiritual age, but not in any good way. Huge swaths of American culture are driven by manic spiritual anxiety and relentless supernatural worry. Radicals and traditionalists, liberals and conservatives, together with politicians, artists, environmentalists, followers of food fads, and the chattering classes of television commentators: America is filled with people frantically seeking confirmation of their own essential goodness. We are a nation desperate to stand of the side of morality--to know that we are righteous and dwell in the light. In An Anxious Age, Joseph Bottum offers an account of modern America, presented as a morality tale formed by a collision of spiritual disturbances. And the cause, he claims, is the most significant and least noticed historical fact of the last fifty years: the collapse of the mainline Protestant churches that were the source of social consensus and cultural unity. Our dangerous spiritual anxieties, broken loose from the churches that once contained them, now madden everything in American life. Updating The Protestant Ethic and the Sprit of Capitalism, Max Weber's sociological classic, An Anxious Age undertakes two case studies of contemporary social classes adrift in a nation without the religious understandings that gave them meaning. Looking at the college-educated elite he calls "the Poster Children," Bottum sees the post-Protestant heirs of the old mainline Protestant domination of culture: dutiful descendants who claim the high social position of their Christian ancestors even while they reject their ancestors' Christianity. Turning to the Swallows of Capistrano, the Catholics formed by the pontificate of John Paul II, Bottum evaluates the early victories--and later defeats--of the attempt to substitute Catholicism for the dying mainline voice in public life. Sweeping across American intellectual and cultural history, An Anxious Age traces the course of national religion and warns about the strange angels and even stranger demons with which we now wrestle. Insightful and contrarian, wise and unexpected, An Anxious Age ranks among the great modern accounts of American culture. From the Hardcover edition.
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Spiritual Masters

Living a Life of Prayer in the Catholic Tradition

Author: Alfred C. Hughes

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)

ISBN: 9780879739539

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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This book draws from the best Christian writings of the last 2000 years. You'll have the greatest Christian thinkers and writers of all time as your teachers.
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The Church of God

Body of Christ and Temple of the Spirit

Author: Louis Bouyer

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586173243

Category: Religion

Page: 635

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How does the Church perceive herself? Fr. Louis Bouyers "The Church of God" sets out to answer that question, in light of Tradition and theological reflection through the centuries, but especially by drawing on the teaching of the Second Vatican Council. This book is a highly-readable, thorough synthesis of ecclesiology after the Council, presented by one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. The author, himself a former Lutheran minister, also explores Reformation views of the Church, as well as the Catholic Churchs deepened understanding of her distinctive identity and her imperfect but real communion with the Orthodox churches and Protestant ecclesial communities. The Church of God is a major contribution to the ecclesiology of communion fostered by the Second Vatican Council and continued by Pope Paul VI, but especially by John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Indeed, the book reflects the hermeneutic of reform Pope Benedict XVI insists should guide the interpretation of Vatican II.
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The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Community

Author: John E. Tropman

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589014268

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Starting where Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism left off, John E. Tropman develops the idea that there is another religious-based ethic permeating society, a Catholic ethic. Where Weber proposed that a Protestant ethic supported the development of capitalism, Tropman argues that there is a Catholic ethic as well, and that it is more caring and community-oriented. Weber's notion of the Protestant ethic has become widely accepted, but until Tropman's work, beginning in the mid-1980s, there had been no discussion of another, religious-based ethic. He suggests that if the Protestant ethic is an "achievement" ethic, the Catholic ethic is a "helping" one. Tropman outlines a Catholic ethic that is distinctive in its sympathy and outreach toward the poor, and in its emphasis on family and community over economic success. This book fully explores the Catholic ethic and its differing focus by using both historical and survey research. It also points to the existence of other religious-based ethics. This clearly written book, employing the tools of both sociology and religious thought, will appeal to a wide audience, including students and scholars in disciplines informed by the influence of religion on politics and on social and economic behavior.
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The Spirit of Vatican II

Western European Progressive Catholicism in the Long Sixties

Author: Gerd-Rainer Horn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199593256

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This book is the first comprehensive and transnational survey of the radical dynamic unleashed by the innovations emerging from Vatican II. It highlights the intellectual and activist contribution by Catholic thinkers, priests, and laypersons in shaping the turbulent decade of the Sixties in Western Europe. This study will be of interest to social movement activists as much as to students of theology. The specific contributions by radical Catholic students,workers, base communities, radical priest associations, and eminent theologians are covered in equal depth. It aims to highlight a moment in the recent history of European society when Catholic communitieswere acting as indispensable motor forces of radical political and societal change. The story told casts light on a very recent moment in European history when utopian longings were commonplace, leading to a great variety of radical experiments which fundamentally changed society.
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The Spirit of Saint Francis

Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

Author: Pope Francis

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 1616368608

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Published in cooperation with the Vatican, this original collection brings the life and legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi to life through the pope's uplifting and challenging words.By taking the name of one of the most venerated figures in Christendom, Pope Francis set a high bar for his papacy. Saint Francis renounced wealth and honor in order to proclaim the Gospel message to a lost generation. His exuberant love for God and radical example of Christian life awakened hope in countless followers and renewed the Church. Pope Francis often speaks and writes about Franciscan ideals such as simplicity, humility, forgiveness, joy, compassion, peacemaking, and care for creation. His inspirational homilies, addresses, and writings on these and other Franciscan themes are collected in this book for the first time, giving you a simple way to renew your faith.
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Public Policy Opinion and the Elderly, 1952-1978

A Kaleidoscope of Culture

Author: John E. Tropman

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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John E. Tropman examines older Americans and public policy opinion between 1952 and 1978 in order to see just where elder citizens fit in the overall picture. Differences and similarities to opinions of younger groups are discussed along with the changes that took place from the conservative fifties to the liberal sixties and early seventies and back again to the conservatism of the late seventies.
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The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Author: Michael Novak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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The Catholic Church has, for generations, been reluctant to come to terms with capitalism. Novak argues that a 100-year debate within the Catholic Church has yielded a richer and more humane vision of capitalism than that described in Weber's Protestant Ethic.
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