Future Church How Ten Trends Are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church

ISBN-10: 0385520387
ISBN-13: 9780385520386
Edition: 2008
Authors: John L. Allen
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

What will the Catholic Church be like in 100 years? Will there be a woman pope? Will dioceses throughout the United States and the rest of the world go bankrupt from years of scandal? In THE FUTURE CHURCH, John L. Allen puts forth the ten trends he believes will transform the Church into the twenty-second century. From the influence of Catholics in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on doctrine and practices to the impact of multinational organizations on local and ethical standards, Allen delves into the impact of globalization on the Roman Catholic Church and argues that it must rethink fundamental issues, policies, and ways of doing business. Allen shows that over the next century, the Church will have to respond to changes within the institution itself and in the world as a whole whether it is contending with biotechnical advancesincluding cloning and genetic enhancementthe aging Catholic population, or expanding the roles of the laity. Like Thomas Friedman'sThe World Is Flat, THE FUTURE CHURCH establishes a new framework for meeting the challenges of a changing world.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A World Church
Evangelical Catholicism
Islam
The New Demography
Expanding Lay Roles
The Biotech Revolution
Globalization
Ecology
Multipolarism
Pentecostalism
Trends That Are't
Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century
Suggestions for Further Readings
Index

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