Catholic Theology

Catholic Theology

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Rowland showcases here the dominant contemporary approaches to doing Catholic theology. Chapter 1 offers a summary of the two International Theological Commission (ITC) documents on the discipline of Catholic theology. These documents set out the general principles which should govern any approach to Catholic theology (at least according to the ITC). The subsequent chapters each focus on one of four different approaches frequently found in contemporary Catholic academies: the approach of Thomists, members of the Communio milieu, members of the Concilium milieu and promoters of different varieties of Liberation Theology.
Rowland's work is pitched at the level of first time students of theology who are trying to make sense of the methodological choices which undergird the different approaches to Catholic theology.
Rowland concludes with four appendices: a list of all Doctors of the Church, a list of all encyclicals since the 19th century, a list of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, and a list of definitions of the various Christological heresies which were the subject of the debates of the early Church Councils.
These appendices will provide useful reference tables for young scholars, including seminarians.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 22.86mm | 374g
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0567034399
  • 9780567034397
  • 158,527

Table of contents

Ch. 1: Fundamental Issues and Building Blocks
Ch. 2: The Hallmarks and Species of Thomism
Ch. 3: The Communio Approach
Ch. 4: The Concilium Alternative
Ch. 5: Liberation Theology and the Papacy of Francis
Appendix 1: List of Christological Heresies
Appendix 2: List of Documents from the Second Vatican Council
Appendix 3: List of Papl Encyclicals
Appendix 4: List of Doctors of the Church
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Catholic Theology is highly recommended for any Christian seeking to engage the terrain of a highly diverse and complex
Roman Catholic Church. * Presbyterion * Rowland's book is a valuable guide for students seeking to understand the landscape of Catholic theology today ... Among the many strengths of this volume is its ability to convey extremely complicated developments in ways that are simultaneously clear and nuanced. * Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society * It is hard to think of a better introduction to contemporary Catholic theology. * Church of England Newspaper * Rowland, one of the finest Catholic theologians writing today, combines fundamental and historical theology, offers a wide range of insights into numerous theologians and movements, and provides an informative tour of the most significant schools of modern theology. * Catholic Herald * Puzzled about the nature of Catholic theology and what is at stake in arriving at a decisive, informed and robust answer? Tracey Rowland is both an outstanding guide to this complex theological field as well as a passionate and thoughtful advocate for a position within that field. Rowland is lucid and engaging in her prose, widely read and intelligently faithful to revelation and its ecclesial nature. It is little wonder that Rowland was made a member pf the International Theological Commission. This is an indispensable help to new students and seasoned theologians. * Gavin D'Costa, University of Bristol, UK * In terms of recent Catholic Theology (and by that I mean the last 130 years) this is the best introduction yet written, without doubt. The clear, lucid style, married to encyclopaedic knowledge of all the in and outs of Catholic Theology is a sheer delight, and an amazing teaching aid. But more than that, Rowland offers a double gift insofar as this work is itself a most interesting work of theology. I could not recommend this book highly enough. * Conor Cunningham, University of Nottingham, UK *
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About Tracey Rowland

Tracey Rowland holds the St John Paul II Chair of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Australia and is a member of the International Theological Commission.
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