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Living the Catholic Faith in the Market Economy of Vietnam

Nguyen, Van Thinh (2011) Living the Catholic Faith in the Market Economy of Vietnam. Master of Ministry thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

The study explores the challenges of the market economy with its orientation of socialism in which the Catholic Church in Vietnam is to rise. They may be represented by four words: Interest, Individualism in the socioeconomic structure and Institutionalism and Inadequacy in the ecclesial structure.
In order to seek a theological basis for living faith, it uncovers the keeping of the covenant in Hebrew Scriptures, the way of cultivating Kingdom discipleship in the New Testament and some relevant themes in Catholic social teaching.
It proposes pastoral planning that consists of three elements: vision, strategy and structure. This may be represented by: Comprehensive commitment to the values of the Kingdom in all spheres of social life (Vision), the Church as contrast society promoting and practicing these values (Strategy) and the parish as community of communities, where the communion of parish-based small Christian communities is to be expressed and developed (Structure).

Item Type: Theses (Master of Ministry)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Catholicism, Vietnam, Market economy, individualism
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: Ministry Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2011 04:39
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2011 04:39
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/878

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