The "Francis Factor" and the People of God

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Individual and collective grief, if not expressed in mourning rituals, can suffocate creativity and paralyze individuals as well as institutions. In this timely work, theologian, educator, and facilitator Gerald A. Arbuckle argues that today, the emergence of Pope Francis as ritual leader in the Church has allowed suppressed grief to be articulated in a variety of ways, and the Church is now experiencing new energy, and opening up to necessary new methods of rebirth and renewal.

From that premise, Arbuckle develops a cultural-anthropological model of institutional change. He applies this model to what has been happening in the Church since Vatican II, particularly in those institutions and religious expressions that found flower after the Council but have faced different realities in the decades since.

For pastoral and organizational leaders, and all those involved in Church leadership, this book offers clarity and hope.

Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, Ph.D., is co-director of Refounding and Pastoral Development, a research ministry in Sydney, Australia. His award-winning books include Catholic Identity or Identities? Refounding Ministries in Chaotic Times (Liturgical Press) and Earthing the Gospel: An Inculturation Handbook for the Pastoral Worker (Wipf and Stock).

Book Details

The "Francis Factor" and the People of God
New Life for the Church
Gerald A. Arbuckle
index
256
softcover

The text is readable for parish discussion, but especially helpful for those in various pastoral ministries facing discouragement, decline, or closure. The optimism of Arbuckle is contagious because of the foundation he has so carefully laid in analysis and evocative examples from cultural anthropology.

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