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Authentic Voices, Discerning Hearts : New Resources for the Church on Marriage and Family (Paperback)

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One may argue that the Second Vatican Council simply came too early to address the questions that swept over Christianity and Catholicism with the sexual revolution. There is little doubt, however, that although the popes in the post-conciliar era made marriage and family issues a matter of decision at the highest level, they did not succeed in thwarting the growing discrepancy between the church's moral teaching in these matters and the moral insights of a large portion of the Catholic faithful. The two Synods of Bishops which Pope Francis called in 2014 and 2015 can be regarded as a new attempt of the magisterium to come to terms with the problems that had appeared on the horizon in the 1960's. The present volume addresses some of the major theological and ethical questions at stake and provides perspectives and resources for a renewed discourse of the church on marriage and family. Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi holds the INTAMS Chair for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn is the Founder and Director of the International Academy for Marital Spirituality (INTAMS) in Brussels, Belgium.
Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Intams Studies on Marriage and Family / Intams-studien Zu Ehe Und Familie
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Language: English
Street Date: August 30, 2016
TCIN: 51645189
UPC: 9783643907608
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-2172

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