The Church—A School of Wisdom? <sup>1</sup>

Nicholas Lash

in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216451
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191712173 | DOI:
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This chapter begins by attempting to indicate something of what is and is not entailed in pleading for that fundamental transformation of understanding and imagination which would enable us to recover and to sustain a sense of Catholic Christianity as a lifelong educational project. It then considers some of the obstacles which work against the achievement of such a programme. These obstacles are partly external and partly internal; or partly cultural and partly ecclesial. It is argued that it is the quality of our liturgy that will decide whether such a project succeeds or fails.

Keywords: Christianity; Roman Catholicism; liturgy; adult education; memory; virtue; teaching

Chapter.  6743 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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