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Ethiopian Orthodox Church

By Bonk, Jon

This book is an extensive bibliography, with 570 entries, of publications on the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. All books and articles listed are in English. Most entries have been annotated and arranged alphabetically by author, under five general classifications: General Works; History and Development; Teaching and Practice; Literature and Scriptures; and Organization and Government. Each annotation summarizes the content of the book or article; where necessary, there is also an evaluation of the accuracy or quality of the work. A number of books and articles have been listed but not annotated, sometimes because the title is sufficiently explanatory, sometimes because the author could not make a firsthand examination. Most entries, however, are annotated, thanks to the excellent resources of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, the Library of Congress in Washington, the New York Public Library, and the Oriental Institute Library in Chicago. A one-page introduction states that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church traces its origins to the early fourth century. In that century, two young Syrians, Frumentius and Aedesius, who were captured by the Red Sea (due to piracy or shipwreck). They were taken inland to Axum, the ancient capital of Ethiopia. There, they became servants to the Emperor Ezana. After he became Christian, he gave them their freedom. It seems that Aedesius returned to Syria and became a priest in the Church of Tyre. There, he told this story to Rufinus, the historian. Frumentius travelled to Alexandria, to meet Athanasius, patriarch of the Church of Egypt. About 340, Athanasius ordained Frumentius bishop of Ethiopia. For the next 1600 years, until 1959, the Coptic Church had authority over the Church of Ethiopia. Only in that year did the Ethiopian Orthodox Church achieve complete autonomy. After the Council of Chalcedon in 451, both Churches became separated from both Rome and Constantinople.

$39.95

Structures of the Church

By Urresti, Teodoro Jimenez

Volume 58 of the Concilium Series: Canon Law. Essays on the constitution of the Church, its sociology, relationship of general councils and the papacy, the Holy See, concordats with governments, Church-State relations, and religious liberty..

$10.00

Reluctant Dissenter
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Reluctant Dissenter

By Shannon, James Patrick

The moving, first-person account of the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to resign from his office over a matter of conscience, to return to the state of a layman. "He has told his story here engagingly, with great dignity and sincere love for the Church and, to his credit, without the slightest trace of anger, bitterness, or malice." --Father George C. Higgins, Catholic University of America. "A candidly recounted, easily read autobiography which will have a significant place in the history of the Catholic hierarchy of the United States." --Archbishop Francis T. Hurley, of Anchorage, Alaska. "This honestly written book throws light on a significant piece of post-Vatican II history. It portrays a moving struggle to preserve integrity, one which chagned the life of a dedicated bishop." --Anita Caspary, former president, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles, adjunct professor, Immaculate Heart College Center. "This never before told story will inform and move all readers." --Eugene Kennedy. Bishop Shannon passed away in 2003, in Minnesota. He remained loyal to the Catholic Church to the end.

$20.00

Church: What's God's Plan?

By Reichert, Richard

A terrifc textbook for kids, replete with color cartoons, questions, illustrations, and great graphics.

$10.00

Democratization of the Church

By Muller, Alois

An anthology of various authors, considering Church authority, governance, and leadership. Volume 63 of the Concilium Series.

$10.00

Catholicism: Volume Two
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Catholicism: Volume Two

By McBrien, Richard P

This is the second volume of a monumental work on ecclesiology. This volume includes chapters 17 through 30, as well as an appendix, glossary, and two indexes. Well bound and printed, in mint condition.

$45.00

People's Church, The

By MacEoin, Gary

A sea change in what it means to be the Church is sweeping the Mexican state of Chiapas. Impoverished people are being empowered to take up their mats and walk. The wind behind this movement is Bishop Samuel Ruiz. He has enraged cattle barons and land owners who resent his role in ending the exploitation of native peoples. He has angered Vatican officials wo feel threatened by a model of Church that they do not control. But the Church is alive in Chiapas--and Gary MacEoin reveals the powerful lessons it holds, for all who seek to build a Church that is building life. The author, Gary MacEoin, is a political scientist, lawyer, and author of more than twenty books. He is an expert on Latin America.

$25.00

Small Christian Communities: A Vision of Hope

By Kleissler, Thomas; LeBert, Margo A.; McGuiness, Mary C.

"...a complete and very detailed plan for the development of small Christian communities. It should be an invaluable resource for pastors and pastoral staffs." --Archbishop Patrick Flores, of San Antonio, Texas. "Whether you are interested in total pastoral direction, leadership development, or seasonal small groups, this book has concrete tools for starting where you are." --Peg Bisgrove, National Coordinator of Buena Vista. "...the foundational work on this subject by the people who have the long distance experience with small parish communities. It makes a real contribution to the cause of a different kind of parish for the future. It deserves a hearing." --Father Art Baranowski, National Alliance for Parishes Restructuring into Communities.

$25.00

Parish!:  The Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Story of a Vibrant Catholic Community
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Parish!: The Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Story of a Vibrant Catholic Community

By Keeler, Robert F.

"Keeler deserves not only a Pulitzer, but the gratitude of all people interested in better coverage of religion by the media. His Pulitzer may be a sign that the powers-that-be in journalism are waking up to the fact that religion is important in people's lives. The way Keeler researched and wrote his series is an example of journalism at its best." --America magazine. "Bob Keeler has created a masterful portrait, capturing the personality of a remarkable parish. [Such communities] all belong to the same family of the Church, but St. Brigid's demonstrates how imaginative leadership can engage the people in shaping a unique community." --Philip J. Murnion, National Pastoral Life Center. "Thank you for putting religion before the public in such an engaging and responsible way." --Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ, Fordham University.

$40.00

Johannine Council: Witness to Unity, The

By Haring, Bernard

Each dust jacket is damaged by the ravages of time; however, each book is ok. 158 pages. This is not simply a historical report of the first session of the Second Vatican Council, nor is it a journalistic expose'. Nor is this book a plea for a particular line of thought. Instread, The Johannine Council is a theological commentary of prophetic scope, on the ecumenical mission of the council. The author finds the central theme of the council in its Johannine character. Haring points to the the spirit of John the Baptist, the preacher of penance and conversion. Haring speaks of St. John the Evangelist, the theologian of love and unity. Haring regards Pope John XXIII as the chief bishop of the college of bishops of the whole Church. In the light of this Johannine theme, the author interprets the first session of the Vatican Council, in the theology of the Trinity. The author, Father Bernard Haring, was a Redemptorist priest, a peritus (theological consultant) for the council. He spent much of his life as a professor of moral theology in Rome. During the council and afterwards, he was considered the leading moral theologian in the Catholic Church.

$30.00

Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church
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Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church

By Cozzens, Donald

"In this balanced and clearly written book, [Father] Donald Cozzens shows himself once again to be a wise, well-informed, insightful, and truth-telling observer of the Catholic Church. This book should have as receptive an audience as his widely celebrated The Changing Face of the Priesthood. It should stimulate as much healthy controversy as well." --Father Richard McBrien. "In Sacred Silence Donald Cozzens speaks out in a gentle voice in a way that nobody else does in today's Church. With a calmness and sureness of tone that come of his great love for the Church, he examines the tragic results of the studied silence..." --Eugene Kennedy. "...Cozzens is a man of faith who dares to say what needs to be said. This book is the next step in a debate which the Catholic community urgently needs." --Dean R. Hoge

$25.00

The World of the Vatican

By Neville, Robert

Written just at the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, this book treats the life and ways of Pope Pius XII, the election of Pope John XXIII, the role of the Cardinals, news-gathering in Rome, and the inception of the Second Vatican Council.

$30.00

Church as Institution, The

By Baum, Gregory and Greeley, Andrew

Theological reflections but primarily sociological study of the Church as an institution. An anthology with several authors.

$10.00

Petrine Ministry: Catholics and Orthodox in Dialogue, The
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Petrine Ministry: Catholics and Orthodox in Dialogue, The

By Kasper, Walter

The symposium presented here was organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The studies provided consider the role of the Bishop of Rome, in the search for Christian unity. Based on the encyclical Ut Unum Sint and convened at the request of Pope John Paul II, this was a closed-door symposium of Catholic and Orthodox scholars. Eight authors presented papers dealing with the question of the Petrine ministry.

$24.95

Rome Has Spoken: a Guide to Forgotten Papal Statements, and How They Have Changed through the Centuries

By Fiedler, Maureen, and Rabben, Linda

A remarkable review of various statements of the Bishop of Rome, over the centuries, showing how these teachings have been changed or even reversed. For the first time, the documentation of these changes has been compiled into a single volume. Expert commentators put the changing ideas into historical and theological context. This is a fascinating study for adult Catholics and for anyone interested in the history of religion. 243 pages.

$30.00

Roman Catholicism: an Introduction

By Carmody, Denise L. and Carmody, John T

General introduction to the Catholic Faith, for college undergraduates. Each chapter has discussion questions and footnotes. An extensive bibliography concludes the book. Very little underlining in pencil. Minor stains on outside page edging.

$5.00

Rural Ministry: The Shape of the Renewal to Come
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Rural Ministry: The Shape of the Renewal to Come

By Jung, Shannon et al

The authors of this book bring a sense of urgency to their study of all aspects of rural ministry. Shannon Jung and others name the primary issues faced by Protestant and Catholic leaders. Pastors, for example, must deal with the graying of the rural population, the closing of schools, hospitals, and factories, the corporate buyout of farms, and the changing face of poverty in rural areas. In addition to telling the story of the rural Church, the authors offer a vision for the future. For example, they speak of parishes working in cooperation and collaborative ministries.

$25.00