: Dr. Christine A. Mugridge, SOLT & Sr. Marie Gannon, FMA.
Foreword by John Cardinal Foley.
Now, drawing on the teachings of the Servant of God John Paul II, Dr. Christine Mugridge and Sr. Marie Gannon, FMA, delve into key and important questions for our day: How do we bring the light of Christ into all our interpersonal communications in order to elevate those and use them as a means of evangelization and sanctification?
John Paul II's "theology of communication" answers this compelling question and more. It is a must for theologians, professional communicators, educators, those working in pastoral formation, counseling, as well as those in ministry and apostolic work. It is also an ideal textbook for those aiming at a career in media or pastoral communications.
While Pope John Paul II's writings make up the majority of its content, it also draws from the writings of previous pontiffs, the documents of Vatican II, post-conciliar writings, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, various theologians and communications experts.
This volume is thus a groundbreaking work and interestingly also the first book by an American lay woman ever published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican's official publishing arm.
Key topics covered include:
How Christ is the Model Communicator and the defining strategy for all communications because He is the Word made Flesh
How a Christo-centric approach to communications is modeled in Scripture
Secular communications principles and how John Paul II interpreted those in light of the moral standards established by Our Lord
The Magisterium's approach to social communications throughout history
The development of the Church's teaching on communications in light of its mission to preach the Gospel "to the ends of the earth"
John Paul II's communicative strategy for this mission
How the Church can help those who communicate for a living achieve excellence in the various aspects of their field
What is meant by a "Theology of Communication"
How communication leads to communion
Why communications are crucial for the New Evangelization
A communications plan for the New Evangelization
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