Why the Church?, Paperback / softback Book

Why the Church? Paperback / softback


Giussani begins by focusing on the Church as a community composed of people who are aware of themselves as defined by the gift of the Spirit, from which they derive a new conception of existence, the fruit of conversion.

He then describes the Church's developing self-awareness of its dual elements of the human and divine.

Concerned with verifying the Church's claim to embody Christ, Giussani situates the locus of verification in human experience, arguing that a different type of life is born in those who try to live the life of the Church. Why the Church? is a seminal study that will engage both the scholar and the general reader.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
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  • Category: Church history
  • ISBN: 9780773517073

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