A new Catholic Church is emerging in the West, one that is very different from the Church before 1960. The book aims to describe this new Church-in-the-making (its new position in society, its new structuring and workings, its new frame of mind) and to look in a prospective way at some basic issues the Church has to deal with (how to imagine Church in advanced modernity, how to attract youth and adults, rebuild local communities, refashion liturgy, rethink pastoral guidance). It is the result of an interdisciplinary endeavor by philosophers, sociologists and theologians, working at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of Tilburg University, the Netherlands, reinforced by two researchers from Heythrop College, University of London.
Staf Hellemans, Professor in the Sociology of Religion, Tilburg University. Jozef Wissink, Professor Em. in Practical Theology, Tilburg University.