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The future church : how ten trends are revolutionizing the Catholic Church / John L. Allen, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Allen, John L., 1965-
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 469 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Christian sociology -- Catholic Church -- Forecasting.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- Forecasting.
Twenty-second century -- Forecasts.
Summary:
Offers a forecast about the future of the Catholic Church and the implications of the changes that will occur, identifying ten important trends that will revolutionize the the policies, doctrines, and practices of Catholicism over the next century.
Contents:
Trend one : a world church
Trend two : evangelical Catholicism
Trend three : Islam
Trend four : the new demography
Trend five : expanding lay roles
Trend six : the biotech revolution
Trend seven : globalization
Trend eight : ecology
Trend nine : multipolarism
Trend ten : Pentecostalism
Trends that aren't
Catholicism in the twenty-first century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780385520386 (alk. paper)
0385520387 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
229027451
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