The New Evangelization
The Second Vatican Council endorsed an engagement with the modern and secularized world through a renewed proclamation of the Gospel. John Paul II described this as the New Evangelization, and in 2010, Benedict XVI confirmed this priority by creating the...
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The Second Vatican Council endorsed an engagement with the modern and secularized world through a renewed proclamation of the Gospel. John Paul II described this as the New Evangelization, and in 2010, Benedict XVI confirmed this priority by creating the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization to 're-propose the perennial truth of the Gospel.' The New Evangelization was the subject of the Synod of Bishops in 2012 and in 2014 Pope Francis gave his reflections on the topic in Evangelii Gaudium. The New Evangelization draws on material presented and discussed at the conference 'Vatican II, 50 Years On: The New Evangelization' organised by Leeds Trinity University on 26-29th June 2012. Part I traces the historical and theological links between the Council and the New Evangelization. Part II examines the renewed understanding of the Church as a result of the Council and the extent to which it is shaped by civilization. Part III analyzes the nature of the New Evangelization and its outworking in today's multifarious context of cultures, religions and societies.Part IV deals with the implementation of the New Evangelization by different communities and organizations and the issues this raises. In the Introduction and Conclusion, the editors reflect on the New Evangelization in the light of significant developments since 2012.
Professor Sebastian Kim holds the Chair in Theology and Public Life in the Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University, UK.
- Table Of Contents 1. Introduction Kirsteen Kim, Leeds Trinity University, Uk Part I: Vatican Ii And The New Evangelization 2. Vatican Ii, Non-christian Religions And The Challenges For (new) Evangelization Programmes Mathijs Lamberigts, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium 3. From 'mission' To 'evangelization': The Latin American Origins Of A Challenging Concept John F. Gorski, National Office Of The Pontifical Mission Societies, Usa 4. Christ, Culture And The New Evangelization Tracey Rowland, John Paul Ii Institute, Australia Part Ii: The Church Of The New Evangelization 5. The Church: A People Sent In Mission Susan K. Wood, Marquette University, Usa 6. The Ecclesiology Of Communion: From Jurisdiction To Relationship Francis George, Archbishop Of Chicago, Usa 7. Reading Unitatis Redintegratio With His Holiness Benedict Xvi Roman Pontiff Emeritus Paul D. Murray, Durham University, Uk 8. Global Catholicism: Evangelization And A Networked Church Ian Linden, School Of Oriental And African Studies, Uk Part Iii: The New Evangelization In Context 9. The Growth Of The Young Churches: From The First Evangelization To A Complex Ecclesial Maturity Fernando Filoni, The Congregation For The Evangelization Of Peoples Of The Holy See 10. The Journey Of The Young Churches: An African Perspective Richard K. Baawobr, Superior General, Missionaries Of Africa 11. The New Evangelization And Other Religions: Facing Three Objections To Evangelization In Regard To The World Religions Gavin D'costa, University Of Bristol, Uk 12. The New Evangelization And Other Religions: Proclamation And Dialogue Annemarie Mayer, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium Part Iv: Practising The New Evangelization 13. The Catechism Of The Catholic Church And The New Evangelization Petroc Willey, Franciscan University, Usa 14. John Henry Newman And The New Evangelization Stephen Morgan, University Of Oxford, Uk 15. Conversion To Christ: Teaching, Theology And Practice Since Vatican Ii Andrew Brookes, Blackfriars, Uk 16. Meeting God In Friend And Stranger: Making The Theology Of Nostra Aetate Relevant For Teaching And Practice In England And Wales Katharina Smith-muller, The Catholic Bishops' Conference Of England And Wales 17. Conclusion Paul Grogan, Chaplain At Leeds Trinity University, Uk