Multicultural Theology and New Evangelization sheds light on the central role of multiculturalism in the Catholic Church of the third millennium. In this book, Van Nam Kim addresses the challenges of new evangelization in the multicultural communities of the Church. Kim answers questions regarding how Catholics can fulfill their evangelical mission and looks at the special roles of religious sisters and lay Catholics, particularly women, in the Church. He also examines new procedures for forming future priests and the obligations of priests serving outside their homelands. Multicultural Theology and New Evangelization will inspire the Church hierarchy, seminary formators, priests, and the laity to rethink current approaches to Christian life and evangelization.
Van Nam Kim, S.S., is a Vietnamese-American who has lived in Australia, Europe, and North America at various times since 1981. He was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1990 and has served in several multicultural parishes and seminaries. Kim holds a S.T.D. from Louvain University in Belgium. His previous works include A Church of Hope (2005). Kim currently serves at St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, Canada.
Abbreviations Foreword Acknowledgement Introduction Chapter I-Culture and Multiculturalism 1. Culture and Enculturation 2. Multicultural Society 3. Inculturation in Multicultural Society Chapter II-Jesus Christ and Multiculturalism 1. Christ and Culture 2. Jesus Fulfills the Culture 3. Jesus Creates a New Culture Chapter III-Trinitarian Community and Human Community 1. Trinity as 'Communio' 2. Trinity Loves Human Community 3. Trinity Shares with Human Culture 4. God's Self-Revelation through Language and Culture Chapter IV-Community of the Church 1. Foundation of the Communion of the Church 2. Universal Unity in Diversity 3. Unity and Diversity within the Local Church 4. All for the Ecclesial Communio (koinonia) Chapter V-Bishops and Their Multicultural Flock 1. Bishops with Their Priests 2. Bishops and Their Faithful Chapter VI-Priests in Communion 1. Priests in Communion with Jesus Christ 2. Priests with Their Bishops and Presbyterate 3. Priests and Multicultural Parish Community 4. International Priests and Parish Community Chapter VII-Priestly Formation in the Third Millennium 1. Rethinking Priestly Formation 2. Fundamentals in Priestly Formation 3. Forming Future Priests in North America Chapter VIII-New Evangelization and Multiculturalism 1. Biblical and Theological Foundation of Evangelization 2. New Evangelization and Inculturation 3. Praxis of New Evangelization Chapter IX-Kingdom of God 1. The Church and the World 2. Kingdom of God 3. The Church and the World in the Kingdom of God Conclusion Bibliography