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The Coming Catholic Church - David Gibson

The Coming Catholic Church

Paperback Published: 29th June 2004
ISBN: 9780060587208
Number Of Pages: 384

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Rather than chronicling the well-reported sexual abuse scandal or advocating a particular reform agenda, David Gibson shows how the crisis in the church is unleashing forces that will change American Catholicism forever.

"Gibson displays uncommon intelligence in The Coming Catholic Church ... this book has impressive range."--Chicago Tribune
"Gibson provides a refreshingly well-informed and judicious survey of American Catholic life... ranges widely without being shallow."--Christianity Today
"[A] delicately balanced work ... Honest, hopeful and challenging, this book is highly recommended."--Library Journal
Gibson provides a refreshingly well-informed and judicious survey of American Catholic life... ranges widely without being shallow. --Christianity Today"
Gibson displays uncommon intelligence in The Coming Catholic Church ... this book has impressive range. --Chicago Tribune"
[A] delicately balanced work ... Honest, hopeful and challenging, this book is highly recommended. --Library Journal"

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Preface--The Current Catholic Churchp. xi
Introduction: Catholic Scandal, American Catholicp. 1
The Laityp. 19
Anger and Protest: Rome to Dallasp. 21
Pay, Pray, Obey: Old World to Newp. 35
Altar Egos: Who Runs the Show?p. 52
The Exodus: Why They Are Leavingp. 63
The Mystery of Catholic Identity: Why They Will Stayp. 82
Revolution from Below: "We, the People of God ..."p. 109
The Priesthoodp. 147
The Men in the Middlep. 149
Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, and the Modern Priestp. 163
Clericalism: The Original Sinp. 197
The Changing Face of the Priesthoodp. 220
Married Pastors, Celibate Priestsp. 246
The Hierarchyp. 271
The Bishops and the Fall of Romep. 273
The Bishops and the Keys to the Crisisp. 293
The Next Papacy and the New Churchp. 318
Conclusion: Mutatis Mutandisp. 342
Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9780060587208
ISBN-10: 0060587202
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th June 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.44