By Richard R. Gaillardetz,Edward P. Hahnenberg

Catholic ecclesiology stands on the threshold of a brand new second within the reception of the second one Vatican Council. The election of Pope Francis—coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the council—has encouraged a clean attention of its educating in such varied parts as ecumenism, inculturation, missiology, and ministry. The chapters during this quantity have their foundation in a unique symposium that referred to as jointly over 40 of the major Catholic students from all through North the United States as a way to speak about the way forward for theological mirrored image at the church. The 9 essays during this quantity guided that dialog and provide an access into essentially the most urgent concerns in ecclesiology today.

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