Catechesis for the New Evangelization: Vatican II, John Paul II, and the Revelation of Unity and Experience

Catechesis for the New Evangelization: Vatican II, John Paul II, and the Revelation of Unity and Experience

by Brian Pedraza

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ISBN-13: 9780813232737
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 880,445
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brian Pedraza is assistant professor of theology at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, La.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Truth and Love: Christianity as Knowledge and a Way 1

Truth and Love: Moments from the Church's History 3

Truth and Love: From Vatican II to the New Evangelization 6

John Paul II and Catechesis for the New Evangelization 12

1 Revelation and the Human Person according to Vatican II 17

Interpreting the Council 21

Dei Verbum 25

Gaudium et Spes 46

Norms on Revelation and the Human Person 67

2 The History of Modern Catechetics 70

The Modern Catechetical Movement: A Movement in Three Phases 73

The First Phase: The Search for a Better Method 74

The Second Phase: Kerygmatic Catechesis 80

The Third Phase: The Anthropological Turn 91

Assessing the Renewal 107

Reform and Renewal of Catechesis 127

3 The Human Person in the Light of Reason 139

Wojtyla's Anthropology: The Structure of Personal Fulfillment 143

The Dignity of the Human Person 146

From the Inside Outward: Entering into Experience and Transcending It 151

Transcendence: Freedom Directed toward Fulfillment 155

The Act of Love: Fulfillment with Other Persons 162

Person and Community: Love's Necessity 176

Crossing the Threshold 183

4 The Human Person in the Light of Jesus Christ 187

John Paul II's Theological Anthropology: Breadth and Scope 192

The Dignity of the Human Person: The Image of God 194

The Image of God in Tradition: Ontic and Ethical, Natural and Supernatural Aspects of the Image 207

John Paul II's Interpretation of Gaudium et Spes 217

The Epistemology of Nature and Grace: Faith and Reason 233

Toward Catechesis for the New Evangelization 238

5 Catechesis for the New Evangelization 241

Situating John Paul II's Thoughts on Catechesis in Our Time 243

Doctrinal Catechesis 248

Catechetical Method 252

The Kerygma and an Evangelizing Catechesis 256

The Role of Experience in Catechesis 266

Catechesis and the Pedagogy of God 272

Conclusion: Truth and Love: Jesus Christ, Revealer of God and the Human Person 286

Bibliography 291

Index 311

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