The New Catholicity
Theology Between the Global and the Local
By (author) Prof. Robert J. Schreiter
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New Catholicity by Prof. Robert J. Schreiter
Book DescriptionEncompassing recent developments in anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and communication theory The New Catholicity explores the many aspects of globalization that challenge Christianity as it enters into its third millennium. In Schreiter's view, a deep irony, perhaps even a paradox, is concealed within the riddle of globalization. Such forces as feminist, liberation, ecological, and global theological movements find their counterparts in antiglobalism, ethnification, and primitivism. Liberation thought in a post-Soviet world seeks to be more realistic about economics but finds "reformist gradualism" a bitter pill to swallow. Intercultural theologies find analogous difficulties when they attend to "integrated" as opposed to "globalized" concepts of culture. The seeming polar opposition of [bad] "syncretism" and [good] "synthesis" in the context of changing religious identities end up much less amenable to simple value judgments than they once appeared to be.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781570751202
(152mm x 235mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Orbis Books (USA)
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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A new edition of this classic with a new introduction and in a revised translation.
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Offers an exploration of the creative crossings between the liberative stream of the eschatology of Edward Schillebeeckx and the stylistic strategies of 'Third Cinema', political cinema dedicated to the representation of Third World liberation.
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