Out of Chaos: Refounding Religious Congregations
Paulist Press, 1988 - Monasticism and religious orders - 201 pages
Stresses the fact that refounding persons are essential for the revitalization of religious life.
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Types of Refounding Persons
The Qualities of the Refounding Persons
A Human Qualities
Insights of Fowler
C Spiritual Qualities
Out of Chaos The Role of Religious Superiors
Difficulties Confronting Superiors
Myth Purification and the Intrapreneur
Qualities of Intrapreneurs
The Role of Management in Supporting Intrapreneurs
Corporate Culture Resistance to Change
Biblical Calls to Refounding Out of Chaos
The Biblical Notion of Chaos
The Regenerative Myth of the Israelite People
ReCreating Mythology Demands Radical Conversion
CovenantCulture Refounding People
Refounding Religious Life
Into Chaos Religious Life Since Vatican II
The Mythology of Religious Life
Mythological Drift and Distortion before Vatican II
Chaos and Reactions Since Vatican II
Out of Chaos The Role of Refounding Persons
Defining the Refounding Person
The Reformist Role of the Refounding Person
Theological Reflections on the Role of Superior
Action in the Long Term
Chaos and Denial Facilitating and Obstructing the Refounding Person
Insights of Mary Douglas
Power Obedience and Mission
Models of Religious Provinces
Congregational Chapters and Refounding
Aims of General Chapters
Views of Participants
What Do They Mean?
Uses and Abuses of Consensus and Conflict Models
ConsensusConflict Model Analysis and the Church
Evaluation of Participants Comments on General Chapters
Refounding and the Implementation of Chapter Policies
CaseStudy Refounding a Religious Congregation
Apostolic Community of PriestsBrothers
Local Recruitment and Loss of Brothers
Stages of Refounding the Marists within Oceania
Common terms and phrases
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Page 92 - With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest; In doubt to deem himself a God or Beast; In doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much...
Page 113 - A value is a conception, explicit or implicit, distinctive of an individual or characteristic of a group, of the desirable which influences the selection from available modes, means, and ends of action" (Clyde Kluckhohn, "Values and Value Orientations," in Talcott Parsons and Edward A.
Page 92 - Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!
Page 54 - While the Church is bound to give witness to justice, it recognizes that everyone who ventures to speak to people about justice must first be just in their eyes.
Page 167 - Though your sins are like scarlet. They shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson. They shall be as wool.
Page 88 - The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren — him you shall heed...
Page 48 - It is as though they are being reduced or ground down to a uniform condition to be fashioned anew and endowed with additional powers to enable them to cope with their new station in life.
Page 2 - MIDWAY upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost. Ah me ! how hard a thing it is to say What was this forest savage, rough, and stern, 5 Which in the very thought renews the fear.