Creating Communion

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Creating Communion

The Theology of the Constitutions of the Church
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192 pages
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    About the book

    As the Church celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, John Markey examines the ecclesiology of communion that emerges from its defining constitutions.

    Creating Communion will give rich insights to students in ministry formation both seminarians and lay ecclesial ministers as well as to lay people who want to know more about the Church and Vatican II.

    Markey offers us a fresh insight and systematic clarification of [the] Spirit permeated and historically grounded Church that Vatican II envisioned in such a new and dramatic way.

    Thomas F. O'Meara, O.P.
    Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
    Author of The Theology of Ministry

    A fresh--and refreshing--look at the meaning of communion in the documents of the Second Vatican Council. John Markey has laid out a bold and insightful theological vision of the Church that will help guide us into the new century. With young Post-Vatican II theologians thinking and writing like he does, there is great hope for the Church.

    Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
    Vatican Council II Professor of Theology
    Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

    John Markey's Creating Communion is a study in communion ecclesiology which beautifully brings out the pneumatological, communal, and sacramental dimensions of the Church. Rooted in the theology of the ressourcement and the Second Vatican Council, it is an excellent introduction to ecclesiology as well as to the fundamentally communitarian nature of ecclesial life.

    Thomas P. Rausch, S.J.
    T. Marie Chilton Professor of Catholic Theology
    Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

    About the author

    John J. Markey, O.P., is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Barry University in Miami, Florida. He is a Dominican Friar and has his Doctorate in Philosophy and Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has published articles in America, Review for Religious and others.