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New evangelization, human development, Christian culture fourth General Conference of Latin American Bishops, October 12-28, 1992. by General Conference of Latin American Bishops (4th 1992 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

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Published by Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, Catholic Institute for International Relations in London, UK .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Other titlesSanto Domingo conclusiones.
ContributionsCatholic Church. Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano.
LC ClassificationsIN PROCESS (COPIED)
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL582058M
ISBN 101852871210
LC Control Number96171230

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Get this from a library! Santo Domingo conclusions: new evangelization, human development, Christian culture. [Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.;]. The central theme designated to CELAM IV read: “New Evangelization, Human Promotion and Christian Culture.” The AEC’s pastoral letter reflects this theme in light of the commemoration of years of evangelization in the Americas and the Caribbean, or, as the AEC bishops put it: “ years of the Church’s existence” (AEC , §8 Author: Duncan Wielzen. Catechism Expert for U.S. Bishops Explores the Place of Christian Art in the New Evangelization in Recent Book WASHINGTON—Christian art can serve as a visual Gospel in a visual culture, according to a new book by Jem Sullivan, Ph.D., interim director of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis for the United States Conference of. INTRODUCTION New cultural situations, new fields of evangelization 1 «From the time the Gospel was first preached, the Church has known the process of encounter and engagement with cultures» (Fides et Ratio, 70), for «it is one of the properties of the human person that he can achieve true and full humanity only by means of culture» (Gaudium et Spes, 53).

In Karl Rahner, Culture and Evangelization: New Approaches in an Australian Setting, Anthony Mellor develops a reflective process of contemporary “mystagogia”, describing how different fields of engagement require different patterns of mystagogical conversation. While focussing on the Australian setting, these differentiate arenas of. The Small Christian Communities through their simple way of life, incardinate the Scriptures into the culture. Inculturation is important today both as a concept and a process. Its content is inherent in the words of John’s gospel: “And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (John ). The Gospel, and therefore evangelization, are certainly not identical with culture, and they are independent in regard to all cultures. Nevertheless, the kingdom which the Gospel proclaims is lived by men who are profoundly linked to a culture, and the building up of the kingdom cannot avoid borrowing the elements of human culture or cultures. The second section of the document is the most extensive and in it the three main themes of the conference are developed: the new evangelization, human promotion, and Christian culture. To speak of a “new evangelization” is to recognize that there was a previous one, but this does not mean that one does not build from it (García ).

  I t is strange that evangelization is lowly esteemed in many Catholic colleges and universities. The New Testament writers and the early Fathers of the Church had to be heavily evangelical and apologetical as they made inroads across the Mediterranean world, for there was no Christian influence in culture yet.   Christopher West is recognized around the globe for his work teaching and promoting John Paul II’s Theology of the serves as a research fellow and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the founder of the Cor Project, a global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through the “new evangelization.”. They equip, train, and support Catholics to live out the New Evangelization through the art of accompaniment. Drawing on best practices and resources from the fields of pastoral ministry, business development, and education, they offer well-rounded and practical formation for developing groups of missionary disciples in parishes and schools. The intelligent comparison of pre-Christian pagan culture with our post-Christian secular society is both persuasive and challenging. This book should be on the shelves of any serious student of Western Civilization and the history of the patristic church. A helpful tool for the New Evangelization.