Catholic Theology Confronts the Sixties"" was the topic of a series of lectures by specialists given at the Newman center of the University of California in Berkeley in an effort to make the relevance of Catholicism to the many problems of this day more apparent. The book will have special meaning for those who have a commitment to the Catholic faith as well as those non-Catholics who wish to know more about the Catholic's commitment. Lucidly descriptive, Current Trends in Theology shows the ferment going on in Catholic theological thought but with an eye to skeptical literature. Beginning with a brief history of Catholic theology it covers an astounding number of subjects including Rediscovery of the Bible, Contemporary Liturgical Revival, the Layman in the Church , Authority in the Church, New Approaches to Moral Theology, American Catholic Theories of Church-State Relations, and the Catholic Church and Protestant Christianity. In truly spirit, the authors speak bluntly and honestly of failings, defenses and needs, and of what must be done. This book is representative of what is really happening in Catholic theology.