Out of Chaos: Refounding Religious Congregations

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Paulist Press, 1988 - Religion - 201 pages
Stresses the fact that refounding persons are essential for the revitalization of religious life.
 

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Contents

Types of Refounding Persons
94
The Qualities of the Refounding Persons
95
A Human Qualities
96
Insights of Fowler
98
C Spiritual Qualities
101
Summary
111
Out of Chaos The Role of Religious Superiors
112
Difficulties Confronting Superiors
113

Myth Revitalization
25
Archetypes Ritual and Cultural Refounding Persons
26
Summary
27
Chaos and Refounding Lessons from Corporate Cultures
29
Corporate Myth Purification and the lntrapreneur
30
Myth Purification and the Intrapreneur
32
Tensions
33
Qualities of Intrapreneurs
34
The Role of Management in Supporting Intrapreneurs
38
Corporate Culture Resistance to Change
42
Summary
44
Biblical Calls to Refounding Out of Chaos
46
The Biblical Notion of Chaos
47
The Regenerative Myth of the Israelite People
50
ReCreating Mythology Demands Radical Conversion
54
CovenantCulture Refounding People
57
Summary
61
Refounding Religious Life
63
Into Chaos Religious Life Since Vatican II
65
The Mythology of Religious Life
66
Mythological Drift and Distortion before Vatican II
68
The Marists
71
Myth Management
74
Concluding Reflections
76
Chaos and Reactions Since Vatican II
77
Summary
86
Out of Chaos The Role of Refounding Persons
88
Defining the Refounding Person
89
The Reformist Role of the Refounding Person
92
Theological Reflections on the Role of Superior
115
Guidelines
117
Action in the Long Term
126
Summary
134
Chaos and Denial Facilitating and Obstructing the Refounding Person
136
Insights of Mary Douglas
137
Power Obedience and Mission
142
Models of Religious Provinces
143
Summary
150
Congregational Chapters and Refounding
151
Aims of General Chapters
152
Views of Participants
153
What Do They Mean?
155
Explanation
156
Uses and Abuses of Consensus and Conflict Models
157
ConsensusConflict Model Analysis and the Church
158
Evaluation of Participants Comments on General Chapters
160
Refounding and the Implementation of Chapter Policies
162
The Jesuits
163
The Marists
164
Summary
166
CaseStudy Refounding a Religious Congregation
168
Apostolic Community of PriestsBrothers
169
Local Recruitment and Loss of Brothers
171
Stages of Refounding the Marists within Oceania
173
Summary
182
Conclusion
184
Notes
188
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