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Dialogue: The Church and the Voice of the Other

John Amankwah

This book examines the Church’s communicative practices prior to the convening of the Second Vatican Council and after, focusing particularly on the Church’s understanding of «dialogue». By developing the paradigm of Praxis Religious Dialogue, this book, through the dialogical philosophy of Martin Buber, the incarnational ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, and the theologico-anthropological process of cognition of Bernard Lonergan, offers a new form of dialogue for the Church. This new model of dialogue is embedded in the process of aggiornamento that served as instrumentum laboris for the Second Vatican Council’s deliberations.
Contents: The Philosophical Notion of Dialogue – The Church and Dialogue – The Church: Structure and Cultural Systems – Revelation, Narrative and Ethical Dialogue – Praxis Religious Dialogue.