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dc.date.accessioned2018-12-14T11:52:51Z
dc.date.available2018-12-14T11:52:51Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationDuffy, E. (2011) 'Processes for communal discernment: diocesan synods and assemblies.' The Jurist 71, pp. 77-90. ISSN: 0022-6858.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10395/2554
dc.descriptionProcesses for communal discernment: diocesan synods and assemblies.en_US
dc.description.abstractSome years ago the English theologian. Nicholas Lash. reflecting on belief in God in contemporary western culture. repeatedly used the image ofa school when referring to the Church. At one point he said. "this, ... is the kind of school the church exists to be: a place within the wider culture in which contcmplativity. attentiveness, openness to truth, all truth. might--even in the present darkness. conflict and confusion-he learned in paticntlaoour waiting on the ending of God's utterance. God's word of peace," The Church at every level is a placeofancntivencss and learning. a place of discernment and response to God's word, calling people into communion of life with one another and ultimately with the community of life that is Father. Son. and Holy Spirit. Every effort at reform and renewal in the Church has to be grounded in attentiveness to God's word revlealed in the Scriptures. in the life of the whole Church. and in thc wider world. Therefore. a diocesan synod or assembly as an exercise in reform and renewal must listen attentively to the promptings of God's Spirit and in the light of this effect the necesssary reform.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThe Catholic University of America Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries71;
dc.rights.urihttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/585086/summaryen_US
dc.subjectProcessesen_US
dc.subjectCommunalen_US
dc.subjectDiscernmenten_US
dc.subjectDiocesanen_US
dc.subjectSynodsen_US
dc.subjectAssembliesen_US
dc.titleProcesses for communal discernment: diocesan synods and assembliesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.supercollectionall_mic_researchen_US
dc.type.supercollectionmic_published_revieweden_US
dc.description.versionYesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/jur.2011.0005


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