Augustine of Hippo the Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Reconciliation

Augustine of Hippo the Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Reconciliation : The Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Reconciliation

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This is a first study of the extent to which St. Augustine understood lay Christians to share the power to bind and loose sinners. They bind them through fraternal correction and loose them through their prayers. Fr. Carola elaborates thoroughly Augustine's theological and pastoral vision of lay participation in ecclesial reconciliation.
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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 165.1 x 222.25 x 19.05mm | 236g
  • Rome, Italy
  • English
  • 8878390232
  • 9788878390232
  • 2,712,952

About J Carola

Rev. Joseph Carola, SJ, was born in Houston, Texas, in 1962. Having entered the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus in 1980, he was ordained priest in 1993. He studied philosophy and modern foreign languages at Saint Louis University as well as theology at the Weston School of Theology and the Pontifical Gregorian University. In 2001 he obtained his doctorate in theology and patristic sciences from the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome. He has contributed to the Augustinus-Lexikon (2008) and published in Augustinian Studies, Gregorianum, and Faith. Since 2002 he has been professor of patristic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
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