Opinion: Pope Francis has taken ordination of women off the table, so perhaps it is time to put some shared gifts of the spirit on the table and include women.
IN QUEST OF THE JEWISH MARY: THE MOTHER OF JESUS IN HISTORY, THEOLOGY, AND SPIRITUALITY
By Mary Christine Athans
Published by Orbis Books, $19
SHAKING HANDS WITH THE DEVIL: THE INTERSECTION OF TERRORISM AND THEOLOGY
By William J. Abraham
Published by Highland Loch Press, hardback $39.95
RELIGION, POLITICS, AND POLARIZATION: HOW RELIGIOPOLITICAL CONFLICT IS CHANGING CONGRESS AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
By William V. D'Antonio, Steven A. Tuch and Josiah R. Baker
Published by Rowman & Littlefield, $28
WOMEN, WISDOM, AND WITNESS: ENGAGING CONTEXTS IN CONVERSATION
Edited by Rosemary P. Carbine and Kathleen J. Dolphin
Published by Liturgical Press, $34.95
Analysis: Evangelii Gaudium, released by the Vatican Tuesday, is a vision statement about the kind of community Francis wants Catholicism to be.
At question at several sessions was whether Pope Francis is in line with his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who some saw as more doctrinally conservative.
With his apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis finally makes his real debut as papal author.
Review: In Occupy Spirituality, the authors summon us to a dialogue of openness to the genuine needs and insights of the people, especially the "new generation."
THANK YOU, ANARCHY: NOTES FROM THE OCCUPY APOCALYPSE
By Nathan Schneider
Published by University of California Press, $24.95