Liturgical Dogmatics: How Catholic Beliefs Flow from Liturgical Prayer
What cannot be fully comprehended by dogma can be approached when we liturgize God. What knowledge cannot fasten together; love can unite.
There is a movement occurring between God and his children, and this divine economy is the subject matter of dogmatics.
It is also exactly the definition of liturgy that this work assumes. Liturgy is the perichoresis of the Holy Trinity kenotically extended to invite our synergistic ascent into deification.
2021 260 pages R355.00
Mercy and the Rule of Law: A Theological Interpretation of Amoris Laetitia
Gerald J. Bednar
Given the Catholic Church’s complex history concerning divorce and remarriage, it’s not surprising that the promulgation of Amoris Laetitia in 2016 caused such a stir among the laity, the press, some theologians, and even some bishops.
This book endeavors to introduce concepts and contexts for understanding the document in a new light, explains what the rule of law actually means, and hopefully opens a door to further discussion among theologians and clergy whose critical comments have so often missed the point of Francis’s apostolic exhortation.
2021 232 pages R575.00
African Theology in the 21st Century
Editors: Elias Omondi Opongo, SJ and Paul Béré, SJ
A tribute to Rev. Professor Laurenti Magesa who has contributed to development of African Theology. Professor Magesa retired from active teaching at Hekima University College in May 2021, at the age of 75, but his legacy as a luminary and intuitive theologian remains.
The collection of articles in this book contributes to the debates, conversations, analyses, evaluation, and conceptualisation of the African Theology from different contextual aspirations and challenges by a wide array of African scholars.
The articles constitute a ‘baraza’, a Swahili word for a conversation to address an issue, and form part of Prof. Magesa's "Endless Quest" to make the Church in Africa truly African.
2021 446 pages R230.00
Rowland explains the basic elements of Catholic theology, and then explores the main theological groups in contemporary Catholic theology: various kinds of Thomists, the Communio theologians (such as Joseph Ratzinger himself), the Concilium theologians, and Liberation theology.
He writes for first-time students trying to make sense of Catholic theology today, as well as for those more knowledgeable of theology.
The appendices include a list of Doctors of the Church, all encyclicals since the 19th century, the documents of Vatican II, and a list of definitions of various Christological heresies from the period of the early Church Councils.
2017 280 pages R525.00