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Contemporary Catholic theology--a reader
Hayes, Michael A., 1957-
Publication Information:
New York : Continuum, 1999.

Physical Description:
xiv, 528 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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The contents of this volume offer the reader a broad insight into Catholic theology. Established as an indispensable introduction to six areas of study: The Old Testament, The New Testament, The Person of Jesus, The Church, Christian Morality, and The Sacraments. This collection provides key texts from some of the most distinguished writers in Catholic theology today.Contributors include: Philippe BTguerie and Claude Duchesneau, Christopher Butler, Raymond Brown, S.S., Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Gideon Goosen and Margaret Tomlinson, John H. Hayes, Monika Hellwig, Aidan Kavanagh, O.S.B., Dermot A. Lane, Enda Lyons, Vincent MacNamara, Richard P. McBrien, Enda McDonagh, Joseph Martos, Robert Murray, S.J., Denis F. O'Callaghan, Timothy E. O'Connell, John F. O'Grady, Jean-Pierre PrTvost, Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., Jeffrey S. Siker, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Francis Sullivan, S.J.

Author Notes

Michael A. Hayes after serving as head of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and History at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London, is currently a Vice-Principal. He is editor of The Pastoral Review and his publications include New Religious Movements in the Catholic Church (Burns &Oates, 2005) and Contemporary Catholic Theology: A Reader (Continuum, 2000).

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Booklist Review

Originally a collection of materials for candidates studying for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies awarded by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, this assemblage is organized according to the six subject areas studied for the certificate: Old and New Testaments, the person of Jesus, the church, Christian morality, and the sacraments. In preparing the collection for general readers, the editors collocate the first two areas under the rubric "Scripture" and the others under "Theology." Not surprisingly, a significant portion of the second section is devoted to Vatican II, its antecedents, and its consequences. Although the book is predictably uneven in tone and style, it usefully samples Catholic teaching in each of the six areas. Its contributors comprise a who's who of mainstream contemporary Catholic theology in English, including Raymond Brown, Joseph Fitzmyer, Monika Hellwig, Richard McBrien, and Timothy O'Connell. There isn't anything new or groundbreaking here, but the book is what it promises to be, a thorough one-volume sampling of modern mainstream Catholic theology. --Steven Schroeder