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Practices of Dialogue in the Roman Catholic Church.

Practices Of Dialogue In The Roman Catholic Church

Bradford Hinze

Continuum International Publishing Group

PO Box 1321, Harrisburg, PA 17105

0826417213 $39.95 www.continuumbooks.com

A work of impeccable scholarship, Practices Of Dialogue In The Roman Catholic Church: Aims And Obstacles, Lessons And Laments by Bradford Hinze (Professor of Theology at Fordham University) is an substantively informative, academically rigorous, thought-provoking study of the history of the various practices of dialogue and their effectiveness at every level of the Roman Catholic Church around the globe in the past forty years. Descriptively analyzing variations and themes of modern church history's often controversial developments in ritual and theology, dogma and doctrine, Practices Of Dialogue In The Roman Catholic Church offers readers documentation drawn from the premise of the influence of American and western European influences on papacy and the cardinals, particularly, the dialogical and democratic processes in decision making and the institutional, hierarchical structure of the church. Practices Of Dialogue In The Roman Catholic Church is particularly recommended reading for seminarians, clergy, theologians, and the laity in their study of the practices and specifics of the Catholic Church during the last half of the twentieth century and the opening decade of the twenty-first.

John Taylor

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Title Annotation:Practices of Dialogue in the Roman Catholic Church: Aims and Obstacles, Lessons and Laments
Author:Taylor, John
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
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Date:Jun 1, 2006
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