The Church. Forty years after the Second Vatican Council the Catholic Church remains diminished, disoriented, and deeply divided. The Council. The council was the catalyst, but not the cause of this change. The Unconscious. Historical and theological explanations have been given for this transformation, but they are not complete. Our task is to look behind and beneath them in search of the hidden forces that have shaped the church. A brief look at extraordinary phenomena will alert us to the type of forces that are at work, but our task is much more difficult, for it is to glimpse how similar unconscious forces influence religious life, the new movements, the church's teaching on birth control, the papacy and many other aspects of contemporary Catholic life. This journey will entail looking at the institutional church with a critical eye, but to read these criticisms as a denial of faith would be to misunderstand them. What is at stake is the purification of genuine faith from the counterfeits it has become intermingled with.
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Book Description Inner Growth Books and Videos, LLC, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M091407315X