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Catholic Identity and the Year of Faith

Författare och institution:
Clemens Cavallin (Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion)
Publicerad i:
Seat of Wisdom: A Theological and Pastoral Journal, 6 s. 1-14
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Sammanfattning (abstract):
The question of Catholic Identity became a central part of the year of faith through Benedict XVI’s request in Porta Fidei of a public confession of faith on the part of the individual Catholics and Catholic organizations. This call to public witness constitutes a challenge toward contemporary trends of secularization in the Western world, which rest upon a growing distance between the dominant late modern culture and a traditional Christian ethos. To make sense of the present situation, we need to connect the demand of a new explicitness of faith with the forces of globalization that radically transform the societies in which such a confession is to take place. The main argument of the article is that the emerging globalized world society constitutes a new opportunity for the Catholic Church to realize the universality inherent in the notion of catholicity. Further, it will be shown that the hermeneutics of ecclesial continuity interpreted as a form of organic growth will be vital for such a development.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Filosofi, etik och religion ->
Hermeneutics of continuity, globalization, new evangelization, secularization,
Ytterligare information:
This paper was first presented at the Year of Faith Symposium on Catholic Identity held on October 11-12, 2012, at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, NY.
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2013-03-28 09:18

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