A Church of Passion and Hope Paperback

The Formation of Ecclesial Disposition from Ignatius Loyola to Pope Francis and the New Evangelization

by Gill K. Goulding;


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A Church of Passion and Hope

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Jesuits have contributed to the life and theological development of the Church for many generations - culminating in Pope Francis, the first Jesuit Pope. Ignatius Loyola called his men and all those inspired by the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises to a certain ecclesial disposition a way of thinking, judging and feeling with the Church. Gill Goulding discusses the key texts from St Ignatius' life and work to identify the Ignatian ecclesial disposition that is centered on Christ. It is fuelled by a Trinitarian horizon, and with a clear emphasis on the dignity of every human person. Golding introduces and examines key historical figures such as St Pierre Favre, St Robert Southwell and Mary Ward; as well as the three 20th century theologians - Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Balthasar and Avery Dulles. Finally, Goulding highlights the Ignatian ecclesial disposition in the highest authority of the contemporary Roman Catholic Church, in the background to the pontificates of John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, focusing on the centrality of Christ and the work of the New Evangelization.
This book raises the key questions of the relationship between Christ and the Church as the body of Christ. It indicates the importance of maintaining a Trinitarian horizon in theological vision and raises the pertinent if difficult question of the meaning of Christian obedience. Goulding also underlines the importance of the integration of spirituality and theology which has ramifications for all Christian denominations and possibilities for ongoing inter-faith dialogue.

A Church of Passion and Hope by Gill K. Goulding was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in November 2015. The ISBN for A Church of Passion and Hope is 9780567664679.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (November 2015)
Weight592g
Number of Pages344
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567664679
ISBN-100567664678
Product Code4326419
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