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Church Administration Handbook 2ND EDITION
Author/Artist: LUCAS BRIAN ET AL
ISBN-10: 1925494128
ISBN-13: 9781925494129
Publisher: St Pauls Publications
Binding: HARDBACK
Price: AU$49.95
Description: Completely revised and updated, the SECOND EDITION of the Church Administration Handbook outlines how the complex institution that is the Catholic Church in the modern world is structured and functions. It introduces readers to important aspects of church law and to civil legislation of relevance for church-based organisations.

Many changes have occurred in civil legislation and church practice in the ten years since the Church Administration Handbook was first published. The original edition has now been completely revised with changes made where necessary and new material included.

Written by experts in ecclesiastical and civil law, the SECOND EDITION of the Church Administration Handbook is an invaluable resource for:

Managers of the church's temporal affairs

Administrative staff in parishes, schools, hospitals and other church institutions

Members of finance councils and boards

Seminarians and others preparing for leadership roles in the church

Professional advisers to church bodies, civil lawyers and accountants

Journalists and members of the media who write about the church

Books > Theology > Theology Books

Faith and the Political in the Post-Secular Age
Author/Artist: MAHER ANTHONY (ED)
ISBN-10: 0648230317
ISBN-13: 9780648230311
Publisher: Coventry Press
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$24.95
Description: This collection of essays challenges widespread public scepticism, offering an optimistic account of the human person. An ecumenical work, the authors challenge the current polarising rise of aggressive atheism and closed-truth fundamentalisms, both religious and economic.

Faith and the Political in a Post-Secular Age is mindful that a Gospel inspired prophetic voice seeks to persuade rather than coerce, to strike a balance between individual autonomy and the protection of the common good. Appealing to those of faith and none, written by leading scholars, yet in a conversational style that is accessible to the modern reader, the book opposes the growing cultural dominance of ‘fake news’ and advocates for rigorous ‘truth-seeking.’

Grounded in a concrete social and ecclesial reality, the collection presents Christian humanism at its best, as a hope-filled way of living. It is foremost a call to action, one that openly challenges controlling, dominating interests, unambiguously speaking truth to power. The authors present a hope in God that is built upon a pragmatic foundation of moral, social, political and economic action. In so doing, they effectively challenge contemporary cultural narratives of individualism and division, providing an inspirational Gospel vision of hope for human solidarity.

Contributors: Anthony Maher, Elaine Graham, Bob Dixon, Andrew Cameron, John Warhurst, Terry A. Veling, Brendan Long, Frank Brennan

Faith Finding a Voice
Author/Artist: NICHOLS CARDINAL VINCENT
ISBN-10: 1472950429
ISBN-13: 9781472950420
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Binding: HARDBACK
Price: AU$38.99
Description: Cardinal Vincent Nichols is the Archbishop of Westminster and leader of the 4 million Catholics in Britain. He has become known outside his community for his calls for prison reform, business ethics, and the welcoming of immigrants but also as an outstanding religious leader. In this book the Cardinal offers his own personal reflections on divine revelation and mankind's relationship with God, the importance of theological literacy in education and care for people in a global society. The book distills his reflections on the "lure of God" and the implications of this intimate relationship for how one lives in solidarity with all God's creation.

The Cardinal writes at all times in an accessible style. There is nothing patronizing about his writing, for he is fully in tune with the message and example of Pope Francis: a bias to the poor, a theology of mercy that the door of the Church is always open.
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