Reports on Benedict XVI’s outreach to Jews and Muslims during his first papal trip abroad last August provoked in me a set of paradoxical reflections on the nature of evangelization.
Does our concern for spreading the faith sometimes, and in subtle ways, unduly emphasize the church as institution, rather than as living embodiment of the gospel? And can our concern for spreading and promoting the faith be driven by a too human...
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