A Worldwide Heart: John J. Considine, M.M.

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AN OUTSTANDING BOOK OF 2013 - INT'L BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH

John J. Considine, M.M., (1897-1982) was one of the leading figures in Catholic mission in the twentieth century—this despite his never having served in an overseas mission assignment. From the time of his entry in 1915 into the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers until his retirement in the mid-1970s, Considine was a tireless researcher, promoter, organizer of Catholic missions and their support institutions, an innovator in global communications, and resptected mission scholar. As the first director of the bishops Latin American Bureau he played a key role in promoting U.S. mission to Latin America in the 1960s. Ahead of his time in espousing a post-colonial view of mission, Considine was an early proponent of World Christianity, racial justice, and the brotherhood and sisterhood of all the world's peoples. This book offers the first critical assessment of his life and contributons during a turbulent and dynamic period in the history of the modern church.

With a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Robert Hurteau is currently director of the Religion and Spirituality Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A former member of the Maryknoll Society, he served as a missioner in Peru.

Book Details

Title:
A Worldwide Heart
Subtitle:
The Life of Maryknoll Father John J. Considine
Author:
Robert Hurteau
Includes:
b/w photos, index
Pages:
320
Binding:
Softcover
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A Worldwide Heart Table of Contents 92 Kb
Scholarly, yet accessible to a variety of audiences, this book draws on a fascinating and impressive collection of archival documents, historical records, and personal accounts related to the formidable figure of Fr. John J. Considine, MM. For those whose ecclesial imaginations are stirred by the prospect of tracing the evolution of world Christianity during the twentieth century from a US Roman Catholic perspective, this book is a tour de force when it comes to providing both a method and a compelling narrative for doing missiology as biography.
Considine is arguably the most influential and prolific United States Catholic to write on missiology and what he termed "World Christianity" from the years after World War I to the Vietnam War era.

A Worldwide Heart provides the reader with a strong sense of Considine's personality and vision for his own life's work and for the direction of the United State Catholic missionary movement.
A welcome and much needed addition to the corpus of works on the American Catholic foreign missions. . . One of the strengths of Hurteau's study is that he makes clear that Considine's dedication to Maryknoll did not prevent him from making numerous and valuable contributuions to the wider world of the whole missionary apostolate of the church."
". . . Detailed, engaging, well organized and presented, "A World Wide Heart" is an inspiring read and highly recommended for personal, church, academic, and community library Christian Studies collections."
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