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The Church: Learning/TITLE> <META CONTENT="text/html; charset=windows-1252" HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type"> <META CONTENT="MSHTML 5.00.2314.1000" NAME="GENERATOR"> <SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-20465777-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); </SCRIPT> </HEAD> <BODY> <div class="main_wrap"> <div class="grid_table"> <!-- start INSERT --> <H1 ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT COLOR="#663333">The Church: Learning & Teaching</FONT></H1> <H4 ALIGN="CENTER">by Ladislas Örsy, SJ</H4> <BLOCKQUOTE> <BLOCKQUOTE> <H4 ALIGN="CENTER">Michael Glazier 1987; here republished with permission from the author.</H4></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE> <H4 ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> CONTENTS </FONT></H4> <UL> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Abbreviations </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Thanks </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Prologue</FONT></LI> </UL> <H4 ALIGN="LEFT"><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"><A HREF="lorsy_1.asp">Chapter One. FOUNDATIONS AND CONTEXT</A> </FONT></H4> <UL> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Historical context </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Encounter between God and human persons </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">In possession of the Word </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Authenticity in speaking the Word </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">The church teaching, the church <I>taught</I></FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Cultural change</FONT></LI> </UL> <H4 ALIGN="LEFT"><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"><A HREF="lorsy_2.asp">Chapter Two. TEACHING AUTHORITY</A></FONT></H4> <UL> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Magisterium</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Infallible magisterium </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Non-infallible magisterium </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Ordinary magisterium</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Magisterium of doctors</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Organic unity of Christian doctrine</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Prudential decisions by popes and bishops </FONT></LI> </UL> <H4 ALIGN="LEFT"><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"><A HREF="lorsy_3.asp"> Chapter Three. ASSENT AND DISSENT</A> </FONT></H4> <UL> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Surrender in faith </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> <I> Obsequium . . . . </I> </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Dissent </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Limits of dissent </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Guidelines of dissent </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Bishops and theologians</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Dissent in the existential order</FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Practical examples </FONT></LI> </UL> <H4 ALIGN="LEFT"><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"><A HREF="lorsy_4.asp">Chapter 4. TEACHING AUTHORITY, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES, ACADEMIC FREEDOM</A> </FONT></H4> <UL> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> The house of intellect </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Manifold ways of being Catholic </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Definition by purpose </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Practical consequences </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Bond of communion, bond of law </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Bond of communion </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Bond of communion and of law </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Academic freedom </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">Lean years, rich years</FONT></LI> </UL> <H4 ALIGN="LEFT"><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman">EPILOGUE </FONT></H4> <UL> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> <A HREF="lorsy_bi.asp">Bibliography</A> </FONT></LI> <LI><FONT COLOR="000000" SIZE="3" FACE="Times New Roman"> Index </FONT></LI> </UL> <BR> <TABLE ALIGN="center" WIDTH="620" CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="4" BGCOLOR="#660000"> <TR> <TD VALIGN="MIDDLE" ALIGN="CENTER"><B><FONT COLOR="#660066" SIZE="+1"><A HREF="../support.asp"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFFF">Support our work?</FONT></A></FONT></B></TD> <TD><IMG SRC="../images2/eyes_r.gif" ALIGN="MIDDLE" BORDER="0" WIDTH="120" HEIGHT="55"></TD> <TD VALIGN="MIDDLE" ALIGN="CENTER"><B><FONT COLOR="#660066" SIZE="+1"><A HREF="lorsy_ct.asp"><FONT COLOR="#FFFFFF">Go to index of this book?</FONT></A></FONT></B></TD> <TD><IMG SRC="../images2/eyes_l.gif" ALIGN="MIDDLE" BORDER="0" WIDTH="120" HEIGHT="50"></TD> <TD VALIGN="MIDDLE" ALIGN="CENTER"><B><FONT COLOR="#660066" SIZE="+1"><A HREF="../welcome.asp"> <FONT COLOR="#FFFFFF">HOME Page?</FONT></A></FONT></B></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <P ALIGN="RIGHT"><B><FONT COLOR="#804040">Please, credit this document<BR> as published by www.womenpriests.org!</FONT></B></P> <!-- end INSERT --> <style type="text/css"> <!-- .style1 {color: #FFFFFF} .style2 {color: #FFFF00} --> </style> <FORM><INPUT Type="button" VALUE="Back" onClick="history.go(-1);return true;"></FORM> <hr /> <table align="center" width="80%" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="5"> <tr> <td align="center"><h3 align="center"><strong>This website is maintained by the <a href="http://www.wijngaardsinstitute.com/">Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.</a></strong></h3> <p align="center">The Institute is known for issuing <strong><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wijngaards_Institute_for_Catholic_Research">academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church.</a></strong></p> </td> </tr> </table> <TABLE width="90%" align="center" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5"> <TR> <TD WIDTH="200"><a href="https://www.wijngaardsinstitute.com/make-a-donation/"><img src="http://www.womenpriests.org/images3/hans5.gif" width="184" height="308" alt="Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research" /></a></TD> <TD valign="top" align="left"><h4 align="center">Dear visitor, you are welcome to use our material. 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