Why the Church?

ISBN-10: 0773517073
ISBN-13: 9780773517073
Edition: 2001
Authors: Luigi Giussani
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication date: 3/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
The Claim Continues
How to Enter into an Understanding of the Church
A Fundamental Presupposition
Being in Tune With the Phenomenon
Training the Focus on the Originality of Christianity
The Heart of the Church Problem
The First Premise: How to Attain Certainty about the Fact of Christ Today
The Rationalistic Attitude
An Inner Enlightenment
The Orthodox-Catholic View
A Gaze That Values the Other Positions
The Second Premise: The Contemporary Difficulty in Understanding the Meaning of Christian Words
Becoming Aware of a Difficulty
The Middle Ages from the Point of View of Disseminating a Mentality
Humanism From the Point of View of the Disarticulation of a Mentality
The Renaissance: A View of Nature as the Ultimate Source of Human Energy
Rationalism: The Difficulty of Man Conceived in the Abstract
The Common Denominator of the Three Factors
Conclusion
The Constituent Factors of the Christian Phenomenon in History
The Continuity of Jesus Christ: Root of the Church's Self-Awareness
The Path We Will Follow
The Link with Jesus Christ
The Three Constituent Factors
The Reality of a Sociologically Identifiable Community
The Community Invested by a "Strength from on High"
A New Type of Life
Conclusion
The Effective Sign of the Divine in History
Introduction
The Church's Self-Definition
The Human Factor
Through Human Reality
Implications
A Mission of the Church: Towards Earthly Man
The Definitive Word on Man and History
A Continuous Reminder
The Best Position for Facing Human Problems
The Problems of Man
The Church's Task is Not to Resolve Human Problems
Facilitating Aspects of a Truly Lived Freedom
The Work of Every Man
Religiosity Will Never Be Wholly Lived in History
The Christian's Moral Tension
The Divine in the Church
The Self-Communication of Truth: Community, Tradition, Magisterium
The Self-Communication of a Divine Reality
Verifying the Presence of the Divine in the Life of the Church
The Locus of Verification: Human Experience
What the Church Demands as the Criterion of Judgment
On the Use of a Criterion of Judgment in Its Utmost Expression
Openness of Heart
"The Tree Can Be Told by Its Fruit"
Unity
Holiness
Catholicity
Apostolicity
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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