The New Catholicity
By: Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S.
"Strongly recommended."--Religious Studies Review
In the 1970s and 1980s new theologies, called “liberation,” and “local” or “contextual” theologies, erupted where the Enlightenment theologies of Europe and North America failed to respond to people’s needs. Now, “globalization” sweeps over the world with technologies that compress time and space, where cultures homogenize even as new particularisms arise.
Following on his widely-acclaimed Constructing Local Theologies, Robert J. Schreiter’s The New Catholicity takes a close look at this complex and rapidly changing environment and traces the issues that are reshaping theology today. Encompassing recent developments in anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and communication theory The New Catholicity explores the many aspects of globalization that challenge Christianity as it enters its third millennium.
Robert. J. Schreiter C.PP.S. a member of the General Council of the Congregation of the Precious Blood, is professor of doctrinal theology at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. His many books include Constructing Local Theologies and Reconciliation.