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The Future Church by John L. Allen Jr. - Excerpt

The Future Church by John L. Allen Jr. - Excerpt

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What will the Catholic Church be like in 100 years? Will there be a woman pope? Will dioceses throughout the United States and the rest of the world go bankrupt from years of scandal? In THE FUTURE CHURCH, John L. Allen puts forth the ten trends he believes will transform the Church into the twenty-second century. From the influence of Catholics in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on doctrine and practices to the impact of multinational organizations on local and ethical standards, Allen delves into the impact of globalization on the Roman Catholic Church and argues that it must rethink fundamental issues, policies, and ways of doing business. Allen shows that over the next century, the Church will have to respond to changes within the institution itself and in the world as a whole whether it is contending with biotechnical advances—including cloning and genetic enhancement—the aging Catholic population, or expanding the roles of the laity.

Like Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat, THE FUTURE CHURCH establishes a new framework for meeting the challenges of a changing world.
What will the Catholic Church be like in 100 years? Will there be a woman pope? Will dioceses throughout the United States and the rest of the world go bankrupt from years of scandal? In THE FUTURE CHURCH, John L. Allen puts forth the ten trends he believes will transform the Church into the twenty-second century. From the influence of Catholics in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on doctrine and practices to the impact of multinational organizations on local and ethical standards, Allen delves into the impact of globalization on the Roman Catholic Church and argues that it must rethink fundamental issues, policies, and ways of doing business. Allen shows that over the next century, the Church will have to respond to changes within the institution itself and in the world as a whole whether it is contending with biotechnical advances—including cloning and genetic enhancement—the aging Catholic population, or expanding the roles of the laity.

Like Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat, THE FUTURE CHURCH establishes a new framework for meeting the challenges of a changing world.

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Publish date: Nov 10, 2009
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THEFUTURECHURCH
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HOW TEN TRENDS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING THECATHOLIC CHURCH
JOHN L. ALLEN, JR.
DOUBLEDAY
NEW YORKLONDONTORONTOSYDNEYAUCKLAND
 
Copyright © 2009 by John L. Allen, Jr.All rights reserved.Published in the United States by Doubleday Religion, an imprint of theCrown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. www.crownpublishing.com DOUBLEDAY and the DD colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataAllen, John L., 1965–The future church : how ten trends are revolutionizing the Catholic Church / John L. Allen, Jr. — 1st ed.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.(alk. paper)1. Christian sociology—Catholic Church—Forecasting. 2. Catholic Church—Doctrines—Forecasting. 3. Twenty-second century—Forecasts. I. Title.BX1753.A39 2008282.09'051101—dc222008032650ISBN 978-0-385-52038-6 Printed in the United States of AmericaDesign by Helene Berinsky 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2First Edition
www.DoubledayReligion.com 

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