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By What Authority? free pdf Authority is exercised in many ways and forms in the Catholic Church today. By What Authority? offers a helpful introduction to the forms of Church authority that are concerned with authentic Christian belief. Gaillardetz explains what it means to say that the Bible is inspired, how Scripture and tradition are related to one another, the role of the pope and bishops in preserving the Christian faith, the levels of Church teaching authority, how to deal with disagreements with Church teaching, the distinctive role of the theologians, and the contribution of all the baptized in the formation of Church teaching. This book introduces readers to a basic understanding of the nature and exercise of authority in the Catholic Church as understood within the vision of the Church offered by the Second Vatican Council. The chapters conclude by outlining disputed issues regarding the topic of that chapter and a select list of opportunities for further reading. "Gaillardetz has emerged as one of the few true authorities on the authority of the Catholic Church. By some miracle he has managed to balance not only tradition and development, but also first-rate theology with wide accessibility. I will use this as a text in my course on the Church." Dennis M. Doyle, Religious Studies, University of Dayton

About Richard R. Gaillardetz

Richard R. Gaillardetz, Ph.D., is the Margaret and Thomas Murray and James J. Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Toledo. He is an official delegate on the U.S. Catholic--Methodist Ecumenical Dialogue.

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Author : Richard R. Gaillardetz
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Data Published : 01 January 2003
ISBN : 0814628729
EAN : 9780814628720
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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