OPTION FOR THE POOR & FOR THE EARTH
From Leo XIII to Pope Francis
Author: Donal Door
This revised and expanded edition of a text long recognized as a classic focuses on Catholic social teaching and economic equality. Throughout, Dorr appreciates the decided strengths of Catholic social teaching but is also ready to point out its inconsistencies and weaknesses.
In addition to his authoritative treatments of church documents from the century and a half of Catholic social teaching that began with Rerum Novarum in 1870, Dorr presents his magisterial take on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, and the new encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si’.
2016 496 pages R695.00
Ecumenical Dialogue 500 Years after the Reformation
Editors: Donald Bolen, Nicholas Jesson & Donna Geernaert, SC
Since the Reformation, Christian unity has suffered many failures. Yet, especially in more recent times, it has also celebrated encouraging successes. Disparate Christian traditions are beginning to trust each other. Will Christians eventually find one shared identity? What are the theological and ecclesial challenges ahead?
On the eve of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this timely collection of essays by prominent Catholic and Protestant ecumenists witnesses a hope for a future Christian unity born out of 50 years of honest and genuine dialogue.
Discerning, and clearly written, this book will appeal not only to academics, and ecumenists, but to all Christians who, reflecting on the conflicts borne of the Reformation, have come to believe that divisions among Christians go against the mind of Christ.
2017 382 pages R645.00
A COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER EIGHT OF AMORIS LAETITIA
Author: Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio
Cardinal Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, offers a welcome perspective on chapter eight of Amoris Laetitia.
While it is not a response to objections raised to this document, it is an authoritative reading of an important papal document.
While affirming the teaching of the Church on the indissolubility of marriage, it admits the possibility of admittance to the sacraments on a case-by-case basis, under the guidance of a priest.
2017 58 pages R210.00
FUNDAMENTALISM AT HOME AND ABROAD
Analysis and Pastoral Responses
Author: Gerald A. Arbuckle
For most people, fundamentalism in the modern world has become synonymous with a radical form of Islam, but fundamentalism in many shapes and forms is also very much present in Western societies.
Yes, fundamentalist economic, political, nationalistic, and religious movements are aplenty. Using the lens of cultural anthropology, the author examines fundamentalist attitudes and movements in this book, exploring why they arise and how we can constructively respond to them.
2017 228 pages R425.00