Figuring Out the Church: Her Marks and Her Masters

Figuring Out the Church: Her Marks and Her Masters

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Paperback, Ignatius Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9781586178185, ISBN10 1586178180
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FIGURING OUT THE CHURCH

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FIGURING OUT THE CHURCH

The Church is a mystery. Believers who want to enter more deeply into that mystery will reflect on the Church's basic characteristics, the "marks of the Church": what it means for the Church to be one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Non-Catholics and nonbelievers looking to appreciate how Catholics regard the Church also will desire to understand these "marks."

In this book, renowned Dominican theologian Father Aidan Nichols explores the Church's characteristics. Drawing on insights from four theological masters--Henri de Lubac, Jean Tillard, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Charles Journet--Father Nichols seeks to help Catholics and non-Catholics to "figure out" the Church, on at least a fundamental level. Of course the four masters in question do not claim to exhaust the mystery of the Church. Nor does Nichols. They do, however, assist the reader in going deeper into the mystery.

To accomplish this goal, Father Nichols appeals to both the Scholastic tradition and authors influenced by the ressourcement movement in theology. In this way, he provides readers with a sense of Catholicism's breadth, which is at once orthodox and yet generously conceived.

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Number of Pages: 187
Original Languages: English
Author: Nichols, Aidan
Publisher: Ignatius Pr
ISBN-13: 9781586178185
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 1586178180
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