Communicating Identity and the Challenge of Ex Corde Ecclesiae

Citation data:

Journal of Catholic Education, ISSN: 2164-0246, Vol: 4, Issue: 2, Page: 170-204

Publication Year:
2000
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Repository URL:
http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/ce/vol4/iss2/7
DOI:
10.15365/joce.0402042013
Author(s):
Dosen, Anthony J
Publisher(s):
Loyola Marymount University; Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice
article description
Arguing that the current challenge in Catholic higher education to implement the norms of Ex Corde Ecclesiae is largely a conflict of different world views, the author describes three competing visions of Church”pistic, charismatic, and mystical”and offers three “lenses” to clarify each vision: functional, interpretive, and post-modern. A textual analysis of Ex Corde Ecclesiae and the 1993 and 1999 drafts of ordinances of the National Catholic Conference of Bishops (NCCB) reveals a world view at odds with most Catholic universities.