Paul Lakeland holds the Aloysius P. Kelly, S.J. Chair in Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, USA. He is the author of five books, on women's ordination, Hegel, liberation theology, and the intersections of theology with critical theory and postmodern cultural theory.
Introduction: Stepping Up to the Plate; Part 1: The Nature of an Adult Church; 1. Prayer, Discernment, and Disagreement; 2. The Role of the Laity; 3. What Is So Important about Accountability?; 4. Accountability and the Laity; 5. Accountability and Sexual Abuse; 6. An Open Church in an Open Society; 7. Ten Steps toward a More Adult Church; Part 2: The Work of an Adult Church; 8. The Laity and the Mission of the Church; 9. An Adult Church Engages the World: The Question of Globalization; 10. An Adult Church Engages the World: The Question of Culture.