Catholic Theology

Catholic Theology Rowland showcases here the dominant contemporary approaches to doing Catholic theology Chapter offers a summary of the two International Theological Commission ITC documents on the discipline of Cat

  • Title: Catholic Theology
  • Author: Tracey Rowland
  • ISBN: 9780567034380
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 chapterRowland 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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    1. I'm not a theology student, or even a Christian, but I was looking for something that would help explain why different accounts of Catholic thinkers like Aquinas and Duns Scotus seemed so widely divergent. Rowland's book really helped clarify what the differences are, and why they are significant. The explanation of the central issues of theology was helpful, and the account of the different versions of Thomism really cleared up some confusion for me (some "Thomist" thinkers had seemed to me to [...]

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