Why the Church?

Description

Giussani begins by focusing on the Church as a community composed of people who are aware of themselves as defined by the gift of the Spirit, from which they derive a new conception of existence, the fruit of conversion. He then describes the Church's developing self-awareness of its dual elements of the human and divine. Concerned with verifying the Church's claim to embody Christ, Giussani situates the locus of verification in human experience, arguing that a different type of life is born in those who try to live the life of the Church. Why the Church? is a seminal study that will engage both the scholar and the general reader.

Details

Author(s)
Luigi Giussani
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 21.84mm | 430.91g
Publication date
02 Mar 2001
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication City/Country
Montreal, Canada
Language
English
ISBN10
0773517073
ISBN13
9780773517073
Bestsellers rank
385,270