THE CHURCH, THE LAYMAN, AND THE MODERN WORLD by George H. Tavard

THE CHURCH, THE LAYMAN, AND THE MODERN WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Father Tavard, the well known and highly respected French author and theologian, presents us with his considerations on matters vitally affecting the Church in the modern world. In eight chapters, he successively develops such themes as the lay movement in the Church, the idea of the Catholic community, the dangers and challenge of a technological society, the problem of freedom and authority, the Church and totalitarian society, the question of conversion in the modern world, the reunion of non-Catholic Christians and the challenge of Judaism. In each instance, it is the true Christian theology involved in each problem, the sincerest Christian motivation in operation and a keen and informed intelligence related to the conditions of the concrete situation that are applied to enlighten and move the reader in the direction of the proper attitudes and actions called for in the case of the several themes discussed. The author is neither reactionary nor radical in his approach, but essentially conservative and progressive at the same time, with perhaps more emphasis on being progressive, as befits the situations he discusses.

Pub Date: Feb. 17th, 1959
Publisher: Macmillan