The Art of Catechesis: What You Need to Be, Know and Do

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Paulist Press, 1998 - 230 pages
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Combining sound theological, liturgical, psychological, and catechetical foundations, this book shows catechists how to become artists in helping others grow in faith. +

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Contents

Understanding Catechesis and Those You Catechize
9
Making Scripture Work for You
31
Exploring the Gospels
51
Story and Imagination
75
The Church
91
Prayer and Ritual
117
Sacraments as Symbolic Actions
137
Celebration of the Eucharist
161
Living the Christian Life
189
Catechesis and Pastoral Issues
211
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Page 169 - And that in the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist, there is truly, really, and substantially the body and blood, together with the SOUL and DIVINITY of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Page 101 - The joy and hope, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted in any way, are the joy and hope, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well.
Page 168 - the work of our redemption is accomplished', and it is through the liturgy especially that the faithful are enabled to express in their lives and manifest to others the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church.4 What does the word liturgy mean?
Page 14 - The substance of the ancient doctrine of the deposit of faith is one thing, and the way in which it is presented is another.
Page 44 - What is good has been explained to you, man; this is what Yahweh asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God [Mic.
Page 38 - Without saying as much in so many words, fundamentalism actually invites people to a kind of intellectual suicide. It injects into life a false certitude, for it unwittingly confuses the divine substance of the biblical message with what are in fact its human limitations.
Page 37 - The basic problem with fundamentalist interpretation of this kind is that, refusing to take into account the historical character of biblical revelation, it makes itself incapable of accepting the full truth of the Incarnation itself. As regards relationships with God, fundamentalism seeks to escape any closeness of the divine and the human. It refuses to admit that the inspired Word of God has been expressed in human language and that this Word has been expressed, under divine inspiration, by human...

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