By Clemens Sedmak

Does a “social justice” method of the gospel necessarily must be at odds with a traditionalist emphasis on orthodoxy? needs to we see Pope Francis because the “progressive pope” and his predecessors because the “orthodox popes,” and therefore outline every thing when it comes to American political categories?

In this distinct therapy of the theology of Pope Francis and his proposal of a “church of the negative” and the results for theological orthodoxy, Sedmak argues that Pope Francis can let us comprehend "orthodoxy in a brand new key.” utilizing assets starting from scripture to Catholic Social instructing to the early Church Fathers, Sedmak argues that an real and trustworthy church isn't really one passionate about dogma or rite, yet person who is bad as Christ used to be terrible, within the multifaceted feel of that word: compassionate, unattached to fabric wealth, concerned about flourishing and correct courting with God.

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