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Electing Our Bishops: How the Catholic Church Should Choose Its Leaders [Hardcover]

By Joseph O'Callaghan (Author)
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Item Number 150267  
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Pages   210
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.13" Width: 6.43" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   0.97 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 28, 2007
Publisher   Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
ISBN  0742558193  
EAN  9780742558199  

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How does one become a bishop in the Catholic Church? Electing our Bishops: How the Catholic Church Should Choose Its Leaders explains how history, politics, and religious tradition converge to produce the episcopacy. The book gives an historical overview from the earliest times when bishops were elected by the clergy and people of the diocese to the present day where they are normally appointed by the pope. In light of the current clergy sexual abuse scandal, many distinguished theologians, canonists, and church historians have called for greater popular participation in the selection of bishops, and Electing our Bishops discusses ideas for new forms of election that involve both clergy and laity. This book is an important tool for Catholics who want to understand the history and process of the election of bishops as well as how the process might change in the future.

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More About Joseph O'Callaghan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joseph F. O'Callaghan is professor emeritus in the department of history at Fordham University. He is past president of the American Catholic Historical Association and is the author of several books, notably Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain and Alfonso X and the Cantigas de Santa Maria: A Poetic Biography.

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No substitute for the facts  Apr 10, 2007
Distinguished historian Joe O'Callaghan makes an invaluable contribution to current discussions in the Catholic Church over episcopal leadership. His book examines the history of how bishops are chosen to make two important points. First, the present dysfunctional system in which all decisions are made in Rome is historically conditioned, not ancient, and so it is open to change. Second, there were many benefits to the early church's far more participatory process, and there is a lot for today's church to learn from those earlier practices. This is an attractive but factual account that supplies the kind of solid information we need to cut through the ideological biases usually exhibited in discussions about this topic.

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