Priestly Celibacy Paperback
by Gary B. Selin;
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The volume begins with a summary of the biblical foundations of clerical continence and celibacy, and then reviews the development of the discipline in the Latin Church from the patristic era to the twentieth century, while also tracing the emerging theology that underlies the practice. The focus then switches to the teaching of Vatican II, Paul VI and subsequent magisterial texts, as elaborated through the threefold dimension of celibacy. The final two chapters consists of Selin's original contribution to the discussion, particularly in the form of various proposals for a systematic theology of priestly celibacy, each of which is organized around the Eucharist as the interpretative key. These proposals should stimulate further debate and development in this timely theological area.
Priestly Celibacy by Gary B. Selin was published by The Catholic University of America Press in March 2016. The ISBN for Priestly Celibacy is 9780813228419.
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|Author / Artist||Gary B. Selin|
|Publisher||The Catholic University of America Press (March 2016)|
|Number of Pages||232|
|Page last updated||8th February 2018|