Power and Poverty in the Church Paperback

The Renewal and Understanding of Service

by Yves Congar;

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Power and Poverty in the Church

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Simplicity, holy poverty, and above all, the service of the ministry were among the marks of the primitive Church. In the course of time, social and political obligations obscured the basic function of the hierarchy, especially after Constantine. But the Church is renewing its understanding of itself through the Holy Spirit's enlightening of the Fathers in Vatican II. John XXIII's emphasis on a Church of service and poverty is explored and presented here.. He traces the New Testament concept of the hierarchy as service through its actual historical development, showing how titles, honors, and privileges came to obscure and hamper its true function. He clarifies the Christian concept of authority in teaching in relation to service.

Originally published in 1964, Congar's thought on ministry and the need for simplicity is still timely and worth reading as it foreshadows the teachings of Pope Francis.

Power and Poverty in the Church by Yves Congar was published by Paulist Press International,U.S. in December 2016. The ISBN for Power and Poverty in the Church is 9780809153039.

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Details for Power and Poverty in the Church

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherPaulist Press International,U.S. (December 2016)
Number of Pages160
Thickness8 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4451080
Page last updated 15th June 2018
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