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To Hold and Teach the Catholic Faith 

Author: Kelly Bowring, STD 
Foreword by J. Augustine DiNoia, OP 
ISBN:0-8189-0999-4 
Paperback: xviii + 220 pp. 
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The command to make disciples of all the nations and to teach people everywhere all that He had taught His first followers was, from the very beginning, taken very seriously by the Church. The faithful down through the ages have always aspired to know, profess, practice, safeguard and transmit Christ's message to others. History has shown that methods for doing so have enjoyed varying degrees of success along the way. This has certainly been true in our own day and age. Because of a certain de-emphasis on doctrine since Vatican II along with a corresponding decline of emphasis on obedience and holiness of life, we find ourselves witnessing today a great hunger on the part of many for holy wisdom, divine charity, and the Truth that will truly set them free. This book provides an analysis of the issue and provides a theological solution, based on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, to handing on the truths of the Faith with unwavering fidelity in the third millennium.
 
Dr. Kelly Bowring, S.T.D., married and father of six, received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University; an MA in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville; a Licentiate in Dogmatic and Moral Theology from the Dominican House of Studies and the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC, while working for the USCCB Office of the Jubilee 2000; and a Pontifical Doctorate in Systematic Theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He initiated the theology program at St. Mary's College of Ave Maria University, Michigan, and is presently the Dean of Spiritual Mission and Associate Professor of Sacred Theology at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville, Georgia. He has dedicated years of service to parish ministry and Catholic school education, and he is likewise the author of various published theology articles and catechetical books. 
 

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Teaching the faith: The command of Jesus to make disciples of all the nations and to teach people everywhere all that he taught his first followers has been taken seriously by the church from the very beginning. So why, then, would teachers need a handbook and exploration of doctrine? To Hold and Teach the Catholic Faith by Dr. Kelly Bowring, STD says that the methods for teaching doctrine have had varying degrees of success along the way. Because of a certain de-emphasis on doctrine since Vatican II along with a corresponding decline of emphasis on obedience and holiness of life, we find ourselves witnessing today a great hunger on the part of many for holy wisdom, divine charity, and the truth that will truly set them free. The author analyzes the issue and provides a theological solution, based on the thoughts of St. Thomas Aquinas, to handing on the truths of the faith with unwavering fidelity in the third millennium. --Crux of the News, January 22, 2007

  

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