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Religious Life in the Vatican II Era: 'State of Perfection' or a Living Charism?

Confoy, Maryanne (2013) Religious Life in the Vatican II Era: 'State of Perfection' or a Living Charism? Theological Studies, 74 (2). pp. 321-346. ISSN 0040-5639

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Religious life has consistently played a prophetic role in the church; its post-Vatican II era is no exception. The failure of dialogue between those leaders whose ecclesiology is described as traditionalist and those labeled progressive continues to wound the Body of Christ. This article argues that it is in and through the dialogical living of their charism in service of the global church and society of the 21st century that religious offer healing and hope in and through their prophetic, ecclesial witness.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Religious life, Vatican II
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 01:07
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 01:36
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1673

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