Part I: Foundations examines the nature of theology as both a science and a work of the Church (and the resulting tension between theologians and bishops), the Hebrew Scriptures, and development of the New Testament canon, and an overview of the Church history.
Part II: Systematic Questions tackles Christian faith, Christian anthropology, moral theology, and the sacramental and liturgical life of the Christian.
Part III: Contemporary Issues introduces the concept and various expressions of spirituality, the Second Vatical Council, and two post conciliar issues: ecumenism and feminism.
Contributors include Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D.; John R. Connolly, Ph.D.; Michael Downey, Ph.D.; Mary M. Garascia, C.PP.S., Ph.D.; Marie Ann Mayeski, Ph.D.; Mary Milligan, R.S.H.M., S.T.D.; John R. Popiden, Ph.D.; Thomas P. Rausch. S.J., Ph.D.; Herbert J. Ryan, S.J., S.T.D.; Jeffrey S. Siker, Ph.D.; and Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, D. Phil.
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