Annotation An examination of the intersection of religious and familial discourse over the course of two centuries. Households of Faith examines a variety of religious traditions with a particular focus on the way in which religious communities define gender identities. The authors explore the boundaries drawn in religious discourse between the private and public, offering a revisionist perspective on the theoretical framework of separate spheres. By analysing gender relations within the matrix of the family, they explore both the conflicts and interdependency of gender roles.
Here Bill Huebsch offers a blueprint for how to bring the dreams and visions for a GREAT parish to fruition. He shows parish leaders and ministers how to move in the direction of lifelong faith formation by offering adults in the parish powerful conversion experiences (particularly through parish-based retreats and intergenerational Faith Gatherings). He also offers a clear and consistent plan for step-by-step growth, with special emphasis on excellent liturgies, strong and effective catechist and teacher formation, and developing households of faith. In this definitive guide, he not only shows parishes how to get started but also how to keep going until lifelong faith formation is a reality.
Contents: Preface I. Introduction: In Search of the Church II. Mark: An Alternative Community III. Matthew: Households of Justice IV. Luke: Signs of the Kingdom V. Paul: Communities of Reconciliation VI. 1 Peter: Homes for the Homeless VII. The Apocalypse of John: Communities of Resistance VIII. In Search of the Church: An Invitation
Heritage of Faith is a small book about a big idea: whole community catechesis. This intergenerational approach offers the best opportunity yet for drawing together all ages and stages of a parish community into a faith journey of ongoing learning and conversion. Jo Rotunno briefly explains the meaning and importance of whole community catechesis. She then provides Questions of the Week (one set for every week of the three-year lectionary cycle). These lectionary--based questions (one for adults and one for children) invite reflection on the message of Jesus Christ and lead into daily life. The questions can be introduced in the Sunday homily and in the parish bulletins with an invitation to explore them in the home, in religion classes, and at all parish gatherings during the week. Jo also offers a structured scope and sequence of content that can be incorporated into programs for parish members of all ages. She provides seven sample doctrinal themes for Year A that are connected to the readings of the liturgical seasons but not bound to the lectionary. She outlines an approach to the themes that allows you to bring the parish together for experiences of learning and reflection where all those involved share the riches of our heritage of faith.