A Discerning Church: Pope Francis, Lonergan, and a Theological Method for the Future
Gerard Whelan, SJ
Presents a theological model for these changing times. It examines the thought of Bernard Lonergan, as outlined in his Method in Theology, and offers an assessment of the significance of Pope Francis and the church since the Second Vatican Council.
It then explores major insights and issues such as ecclesial reform, globalization, and sexuality, that will impact the future of the church, a church that is at its most effective in promoting the values of the reign of God.
2020 232 pages R529.50
A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy
In this treatment of the theology of Pope Francis and his notion of a “church of the poor” and the implications for theological orthodoxy, Sedmak argues that Pope Francis can allow us to understand "orthodoxy in a new key.”
Using resources ranging from scripture to Catholic Social Teaching to the early Church Fathers, he argues that an authentic and faithful church is not one obsessed with dogma or ceremony, but one that is poor as Christ was poor, in the sense of that phrase: compassionate, unattached to material wealth, focused on flourishing and right relationship with God.
2016 208 pages R395.00
Discovering Pope Francis: The Roots of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s Thinking
Editors: Brian Y Lee, Thomas L Knoebel
This collection of essays was born of a landmark international symposium designed to promote theological understanding by contextualizing the thought of Pope Francis—from his understanding of history to his theology of mission—within important theological conversations rarely heard in the US Catholic Church.
Its contributors demonstrate decisively that Pope Francis's magisterium is the fruit of a profound and distinctive, yet deeply Catholic, intellectual engagement with the theological and ecclesial traditions of the Church.
2019 272 pages R575.00
Go Forth: Toward a Community of Missionary Disciples
Pope Francis With Commentary by William P. Gregory
Drawn from Francis’s speeches, homilies, and other writings, “Go Forth” makes it clear that the missionary reform of the church is the integrating theme of his papacy. Simply put, Pope Francis is a missionary pope who is calling the church to follow its true missionary calling.
2019 240 pages R325.00