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Entering the Door of Faith

by Stephen Bevans, SVD | February 25, 2013

The talk "Entering the Door of Faith" was given by Steve Bevans, S.V.D, on January 26, 2013 on the occasion of the annual alumni reunion of Catholics on Call, a CTU program of discernment for young adults contemplating a life of ministry in the church. The theme of the reunion was in conjunction with the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI from October 2012 until November 2013, a year, the pope said, when Catholics are asked to renew their understanding of and commitment to Catholic Christian faith. Steve's talk begins with a definition of faith as an act that is renewed continuously and that three dimensions--intellectual, affective, and behavioral. Steve then expands on these three dimensions, and reflects as well on the ideas of faith as a gift, faith and doubt, and faith and reason.

Author information Stephen Bevans, SVD

Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor Emeritus of Mission and Culture
S.T.B., S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; Study: University of Cambridge

Steve Bevans is a priest in the missionary congregation of the Society of the Divine Word and Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor Emeritus of Mission and Culture.

After completing his Licentiate in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1972, he served as a missionary to the Philippines until 1981. In 1986 he received a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and has taught at CTU since that time, officially retiring from the faculty in 2015.

He is the author or co-author of six books and editor or co-editor of eleven, including Models of Contextual Theology (2002), Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today (2004), and An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective (2009). In 2013, he edited A Century of Catholic Mission, and, in 2015, with Cathy Ross, Mission on the Road to Emmaus: Constants, Context, and Prophetic Dialogue.

He is a member of the World Council of Churches' Commission on World Mission and Evangelism.

Books written by Steve Bevans

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