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The Church in the Midst of Creation (edição 1991)
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The Church in the Midst of Creation por Vincent J. Donovan
Vincent Donovan is known to tens of thousands of readers as the author of Christianity Rediscovered. In this long-awaited sequel, he moves from Africa, where he sought to present Christ without the usual paraphernalia of missionary work, to the Western world, and sets out to answer the question: We see quite plainly the church as it is, but what should it be like?' Arguing that our times ore comparable only with those of the earliest church, when Paul sought to open up the gospel to non-Jews without demanding obedience to the Jewish law, Fr Donovan pictures a church which has grown out of the uniformity, specialization and centralization which have dominated it since the Council of Trent and the Industrial Revolution. He looks for a more-than-Mediterranean Christ, new life for the sacraments and new forms for the church. It is time, he claims, for the church to be evangelized by the world. Those who have been moved by Christianity Rediscovered will find here a book which, if anything, speaks even more to their condition.
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