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Faithful to the Future: Listening to Yves Congar
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Faithful to the Future: Listening to Yves Congar


Bloomsbury 2013

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Gathering Interest


Yves Congar was one of the most influential theologians of Vatican II. His writings are characterized by the urgent call for reform in a changing world and a sense that the Church is not sectarian, but lives and thinks “according to the whole”.

In Faithful to the Future Brother Émile of Taizé explores the four prominent themes in Congar’s writings: tradition, reform, catholicity, and authority. Congar, a Dominican friar who eventually became a cardinal, examines the true nature of Christian tradition—inseparable from creativity and reform—showing that the Church is not a “system”. As a student of his thought, Brother Émile presents a volume that helps connect faithful Catholics to the past and to the future.

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Key Features

  • Explores the prominent themes of Yves Congar’s writing
  • Examines Church Tradition in light of Vatican II
  • Deepens an understanding of catholicity


  • Preface by Charles Taylor
  • Chapter 1: Seeds and a Receptive Soil
  • Chapter 2: Tradition and the Future
  • Chapter 3: Reform
  • Chapter 4: A Sense of Wholeness
  • Chapter 5: Authority the Christian Way

Product Details

  • Title: Faithful to the Future: Listening to Yves Congar
  • Author: Brother Émile of Taizé
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Ecclesiology

About the Author

Brother Émile of Taizé was born in Canada in 1956. He joined the Taizé community in 1976. At Taizé, he frequently leads Bible studies and workshops and teaches theology in the community in France. Brother Emile met Yves Congar for the first time at Taizé in 1977 and has studied his thought for many years.

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