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Risking the Church: The Challenges of Catholic Faith

Richard Lennan


The present‐day situation of the Roman Catholic Church has been described as a state of ‘peril’. That fact alone, to say nothing of the challenges inseparable from faith in God, implies that the embrace of ecclesial faith is less likely today. Seeks both to account for the emergence of such a situation and to identify sources of possibility for the church. In order to do so, begins by examining both the internal life of the Catholic Church, especially what has occurred in the wake of the Second Vatican Council (1962–65), and the relationship between the church and the wider society, with a par ... More

Keywords: Jesus Christ, communion, Holy Spirit, symbol, tradition, Vatican II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271467
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199271461.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Lennan, author
Senior Lecturer, Department of Systematic Theology, Catholic Institute of Sydney
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