Handing on the Faith
Handing on the Faith

Handing on the Faith

The Church's Mission and Challenge

The Church in the 21st Century


264 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9780824523312


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Catholic Press Award Winner. The Crossroad Publishing Company presents the first volume of The Church in the 21st Century series sponsored by Boston College. This volume includes original contributions by figures such as Robert P. Imbelli, Mary Johnson, William D. Dinges, Paul J. Griffiths, Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert Barron, Robert Louis Wilken, Michael J. Himes, Christopher and Deborah Ruddy, Terrence W. Tilley, Thomas Groome, Bishop Blase Cupich, and John C. Cavadini.


 "These highly interesting essays, written by so many articulate and passionately committed persons, are timely, informative, and a joy to read. The central issues of these volumes are of such critical importance for the Church today that one can only pray that these studies will trigger further sustained conversation, and God willing, serve as a catalyst for real action." —John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame

Author Biography

Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, studied in Rome during the years of the Second Vatican Council and was ordained there in 1965. After parish ministry in New York, he obtained his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Yale University. He has taught theology at the New York Archdiocesan Seminary and at the Maryknoll School of Theology; and has been visiting lecturer at Princeton Theological Seminary and Fordham University. From 1986 to 1993 Father Imbelli was Director of the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College and is currently Associate Professor of Theology at Boston College.