Communicating Identity and the Challenge of Ex Corde Ecclesiae

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

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Dosen, Anthony J
Loyola Marymount University; Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice
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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.