Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic ChurchVoices of Our Times$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christine Firer Hinze and J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256570

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256570.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 31 May 2020



Reflections from Ecclesiology and Practical Theology

(p.179) Afterword
More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church

Tom Beaudoin

Bradford E. Hinze

Fordham University Press

This volume was designed to provide an opportunity for a reading audience to listen to a variety of personal testimonies on the subject of sexual diversity, in the interest of promoting more open discussion in the church and, by extension, in the wider society. This effort is consistent with the promotion of a dialogical, or what is technically described as synodal or conciliar, view of the church, one based on the belief that all the faithful have a role to play in collaborating with bishops and priests in the teaching mission of the church, a view advanced at the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). This chapter first treats these personal testimonies from the perspective of ecclesiology, the scholarly study of the church. It then considers these same contributions in light of the emerging field of practical theology, which focuses on the theological meanings of practice and experience in church and society.

Keywords:   sexual diversity, Catholics, church, practical theology, personal testimonies, ecclesiology

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .