Twilight of compassion: Narcissistic society and ecclesial vocation

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This chapter examines the nature and operation of compassion in the context of western pluralistic society which is heavily impacted by a narcissistic culture. In this context the common good and its underlying basis in concepts of compassion informed by Christian teaching is both challenging and urgent. The paper identifies the implications for the vocation of the Church and discipleship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnacting a public theology
EditorsClive Pearson
Place of PublicationStellenbosch, South Africa
PublisherSUN MeDIA
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978928314684
ISBN (Print)978928314677
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


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