Church, Charism and Power: Liberation Theology and the Institutional Church

By: Leonardo Boff

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1st THUS (SCM Press - 1985) Previous owner's name on inside front cover. Binding is tight and square. Light wear on covers at corners. . . . . . . . . TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1.) Models and pastoral practices of the church -- 2.) Theological tendencies and pastoral practices -- 3.) The church and the struggle for justice and the rights of the poor -- 4.) The violation of human rights in the church -- 5.) The power of the institutional church: can it be converted? -- 6.) Roman Catholicism: structure, health, pathologies -- 7.) In favor of syncretism: the the catholicity of Catholism -- 8.) Characteristics of the church in a class society -- 9.) The base ecclesial community: a brief sketch -- 10.) Underlying ecclesiologies of the base ecclesial communities -- 11.) Ecclesia docens versus ecclesia discens -- 12.) An alternative view: the church as sacrament of the Holy Spirit -- 13.) An alternative structure: charism as the organizing principle. . . . . . . . . . FROM THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE: We are living in privileged times. There is an upsurge of life in the Church that is revitalizing the entire body from head to toe. The Church has been placed on the road to renewal, which will surely result in a new manifestation of the Church as institution. There are powerful and living forces, particularly at the grassroots, that are not sufficiently recognized by the traditional channels of the Church’s present organization. The grassroots are asking for a new structure, a new ecclesial division of labor and religious power. For this, a new vision of the Church is necessary. This vision has not het been developed systematically in a way that responds to the demands of our global reality, but it is necessary given what is happening in Latin America and elsewhere in the world. The present book does not pretend to fill this need. It does, however, take on certain challenges, raise criticisms, make suggestions for a new model of the Church, and reflect on them in a radical way. This book will most certainly be understood by those who love the Church warts and all. In fact, it will be understood by them precisely inasmuch as they have overcome the triumphalist mentality

Title: Church, Charism and Power: Liberation Theology and the Institutional Church

Author Name: Leonardo Boff

Categories: Christian Politics,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: SCM Press: 1985

ISBN Number: 033401946X

ISBN Number 13: 9780334019466

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible - Good

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