Between two eras
This book consists of talks, conference papers and lectures given in Greece and elsewhere at a chronological turning point, on the borderline between the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Historical, social and theological themes of continuing relevance are examined. ‘Preparing for Pastoral Service in the 21stCentury’ stresses that, without overlooking the era in which we are living, the Church prepares people for the coming age and for their entry into the life to come. Various current problems (existential, social and domestic, scientific and technological, or ecclesiastical) are set out, and it becomes clear that the gravest problems are anthropological and theological ones. In particular, the problem of death creates immense uncertainty and insecurity, and can only be overcome by life in Christ.
The aim of the Church is to prepare the faithful not only for life here and now, but first and foremost for the experience the Kingdom of God.