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Marriage, Families & Spirituality, vol. 29/2 (2023)


insightful contributions to the

Challenges for the Church in the field of Marriage and Families

With Pope Francis a new spirit has emerged in the Catholic Church after a long period of deadlock and lethary. Retrieving the often neglected or even ignored seeds of Vatican II and settling essential issues which have not yet been addressed are some of his main tasks. Questions of ecclesiology, especially the concept and structure of the Church in its theological and practical applications, are certainly of prime importance. But items of marriage and sexuality are no less on the agenda.

The articles of this issue, at first sight a compilation of loose papers, can be read in this context: they provide modest, but helpful, contributions to the challenges which the Church is facing.

Editorial:

Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi (Full text)

Special Contributions:

Rocio Figueroa Alvear & Tracy McEwan, Michael G. Lawler & Todd A. Salzmann, Wellars Uwamahoro, Manfried Riegger, Patrick Connolly, Bernard Sill (Abstracts)

Review Essay on Eberhard Schockenhoff: Martin M. Lintner

Book Reviews on Theology of Marriage, Sexual Ethics, Family Issues, and Sociology & Psychology

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PUBLISHING PROJECT IN REPLY TO THE POPE'S CALL FOR A YEAR OF REFLECTION ON AMORIS LAETITIA

Thinking Globally and Responding Locally in the Church:
Common Ground and Diversities in the Reception of Amoris laetitia

In the past, the conversation around AL has been predominantly on “Roman”, European terms.  INTAMS seeks to remedy that by starting a broader, worldwide conversation, through a two-part publishing project on Global Perspectives on Amoris laetitia, 2016-2023:

Part 1 (published, May 2022):

Special theme issue of our journal Marriage, Families & Spirituality

African, Latin American, and Asian Voices on Amoris Laetitia Vol. 28/1 (2022):

AL has always been met with a mixed reception, especially in the western societies where theological and pastoral discussions about marriage and sexuality were mostly conducted in “Roman” or “Western” terms.

This issue opens the horizon to other parts of the world – to continents, countries, cultures, and contexts in which the teaching of the church has found different resonances than the ones westerners are used to.

Part 2 (upcoming, March 2024):

Thomas KNIEPS-PORT LE ROI / Shaji KOCHUTHARA / David DAWSON VASQUEZ (eds.): Thinking Globally and Responding Locally in the Church: Common Ground and Diversities in the Reception of Amoris Laetitia (INTAMS Studies on Marriage and Family/INTAMS Studien zu Ehe und Familie, vol. 4), Münster: LIT, 2024.

How has Pope Francis’s groundbreaking document on marriage and family, Amoris Laetitia, been implemented in Africa? In Asia? In Latin America? In this volume, scholars from across these regions reflect on their experiences, correcting the overly western focus of most reactions to AL. The contributions look at local issues like polygamy in Africa, as well as more global issues in a local context, like feminism in Indonesia and synodality in Colombia. The reader will find that concerns about marriage and family can be similar throughout the world or specific to different contexts. As a whole, the book contributes to a more diverse and revisited catholic understanding of marriage and family.

See the Table of Contents

INTAMS JOURNAL "Marriage, Families & Spirituality"

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Challenges for the Church in the field of Marriage and Families

Challenges for the Church in the field of Marriage and Families

24/01/2024

Marriage, Families & Spirituality, vol. 29/2 (2023). insightful contributions to the Challenges for the Church in the field of Marriage and Families. With Pope Francis a new spirit has emerged in the Catholic Church after a long period of deadlock and lethary. Retrieving the often neglected or even ignored seeds of Vatican II and settling essential issues which have not yet been addressed are some of his main tasks. Questions of ecclesiology, especially the concept and structure of the Church in its theological and practical applications, are certainly of prime importance. But items of marriage and sexuality are no less on the agenda. The articles of this issue, at first sight a compilation of loose papers, can be read in this context: they provide modest, but helpful, contributions to the challenges which the Church is facing. Read the Editorial See the Table of Contents and the summaries of the articles

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Pastoral Practices, Life Experience, and Moral Theology: Amoris laetitia Between New Opportunities and New Paths

Pastoral Practices, Life Experience, and Moral Theology: Amoris laetitia Between New Opportunities and New Paths

10/04/2023

Vol. 29/1 (2023)Special Theme Issue: International Conference on Moral Theology: Pastoral Practices, Life Experience, and Moral Theology: Amoris laetitia Between New Opportunities and New Paths. This issue publishes a number of lectures given at a conference in Rome, organized and led by the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for the Study of Marriage and the Family and the Gregorian University, under the guidance of Don Maurizio Chiodi, Professor Miguel Yañez, and the newly nominated rector of the John Paul II Institute, Professor Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne. It took place from 11 to 14 May 2022, and INTAMS was an interested participant. Read the Editorial See the Table of Contents and the summaries of the articles

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Church, Together on the Synodal Journey

Church, Together on the Synodal Journey

01/03/2023

MFS 28/2 (2022): This theme issue is dedicated to the topic of synodality. It explores the question of how and where believers in the church are journeying together, what participation means theologically, and what the mission of baptized Christians can be in different areas. The contributions reflect this in different ways. In particular, they relate in some way to the work of INTAMS. In addition to fundamental issues, they also focus on specific topics. Full text of the Editorial by Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi, Editor, and Jochen Sautermeister. FREE DOWNLOAD of the article by Peter Hünermann: Synodality in the Life and Mission of the Church: A Critical Investigation. See the full Table of Contents

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