NEW BOOK (APRIL 2013)
Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church
Twenty-two young Catholic theologians from around the world explore the future of ethics, dialogue, ecclesiology, liturgy, and ministry.
Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council, emerging theologians are in a unique position to offer hopeful visions for the next fifty years in light of the pressing internal and external challenges the church faces today. Rooted in the texts of Vatican II and a deep commitment to the church, Visions of Hope brings together the research of leading young scholars around five important topics: dialogue, ecclesiology, ethics, liturgy, and ministry.
Synod on the New Evangelization
The XIII Ordinary Session of the Synod of Bishops will meet from 7 to 28 October 2012 on the theme: “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.”
The Emerging Theologians network, in partnership with the International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (ICMICA-Pax Romana), Daily Theology and other blogs, is collecting reflections from young theologians about the theme of the New Evangelization.
Click here for more information and a background document.
From March 9th to 11th, 2012, over 60 young theologians and church leaders from more than 12 countries came to Boston College for the Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians Envision the Future of the Church.
The conference included hopeful papers and group discussions around five key issues:
- The Future of Dialogue
- The Future of Ecclesiology
- The Future of Ethics
- The Future Liturgy
- The Future of Ministry
The conference was the beginning of a reflection process to explore how young theologians can network and support one another.
As part of this process a final statement and publication are being developed. Stay tuned!
In the mean time, visit our partners where the hopeful discussion continues:
The Emerging Theologians planning committee would like thank those who made the event possible: President William Leahy, SJ, Dean Mark Massa, SJ, Catherine Cornille, Dean David Quigley, Jim Keenan, SJ, Karen Kiefer, Erik Goldschmidt, Andrea Vicini, SJ, BC Theology Graduate Student Association, BC STM Student Forum, BC Center for the Church in the 21st Century, BC College of Arts and Sciences, BC Theology Department, BC School of Theology and Ministry, BC Institute for the Liberal Arts, BC Graduate Student Association, and ICMICA-Pax Romana.