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- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99
A former Vatican insider unveils the mystery shrouding the ritual, process and politics of papal election. The author takes us into the secret conclave, where the electors are kept under lock and key, incommunicado, until they have selected a new pope. Here, we find a chronicle of political intrigue set in the context of ritual. more...
- University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 36.95
Here the author has turned his anthropological, theological, historical and philosophical education, as well as his personal experience, to writing the living history of three Jesuit parishes on the North Shore of Sydney Harbour for the years 1956 to 2006. This book is an ethnographic history of the prophetic imagination among ordinary believers in... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 105.00
Christopher F. Black assesses the nature and extent of church reform demands within Sixteenth Century Italy, then concentrates on religious society after the supposed watershed of the Council of Trent (1546 63), through the Seventeenth Century. Black considers structural reform through dioceses and parishes, changes in parish life, religious education,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 39.99
Peter Lombard is best known as the author of a celebrated work entitled ''Book of Sentences''. This volume begins by demonstrating how the ''Book of Sentences'' grew out of a long tradition of Christian reflection, and then offers a brief exposition of the Lombard's life and work. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 196.95
Now available in paperback, this Companion offers an unparalleled survey of the history, theology, doctrine, worship, art, culture and politics that make up the churches of Eastern Christianity. Covers both Byzantine traditions (such as the Greek, Russian and Georgian churches) and Oriental traditions (such as the Armenian, Coptic and Syrian churches)... more...
- University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 22.50
World Youth Day 08 and the visit of Pope Benedict XVI provide an opportunity to analyse the state of the Catholic Church in Australia. Believers does just that, offering a comprehensive account of everything that is right and wrong with Catholicism in Australia and asking whether it is really in decline. Paul Collins doesnt shy away from the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 45.95
In 1870 the First Vatican Council vindicated the old Roman vision of an essentially unlimited monarchical authority residing in the pope, thus vanquishing an even older, conciliar, essentially constitutionalist ideal of church governance. This book reconstructs the half-millennial history of that rival and now largely forgotten tradition. - ;In the... more...
- Mandeville Press 2008; US$ 15.00
With a wealth of reflections, prayers, and poems, this compilation of spiritual wisdom stimulates the mind and soul while readying the body for life?s everyday challenges. Accessible and timeless, the substance offered will appeal to both the curious layman and those well versed in meditative thought with perceptive chapters such as Doing Good,... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 1978; US$ 170.00
Frank Sheed has revised and updated his masterpiece. Theology and Sanity in its new form retains all the fire and clarity of the original, is still profoundly committed to - and itself a fine example of - the rationality of Christian faith; but now takes full account of the many changes which have taken place in the Chruch in the thirty-five years... more...