Weekly Book Discussion Group

About

The weekly book discussion group has been meeting for more than 18 years, and generally reads 4 or 5 books a year. We meet weekly on Wednesdays at 7:15pm to discuss and debate current, timely books on contemporary Catholic topics. Dr. Tony Tambasco, a theologian and biblical scholar at Georgetown University, leads the discussions.  All are welcome!

Current Book & Schedule

OUR CURRENT BOOK: 

 The Church: Theology in History (revised edition) by Frederick J. Cwiekowski. We will begin the discussion of this book on Wednesday, October 31.
Brief review: The historical context in which theological understandings have developed play an important role in our understanding of the modern church. In this book, Sulpician priest and scholar Frederick J. Cwiekowski traces the theology of the church, beginning with the community of disciples during Jesus' ministry and the New Testament era. He continues through the various periods of history, highlighting events from both the East and West, including the remarkable developments surrounding the Second Vatican Council, the post-conciliar period, and today's pontificate of Pope Francis. With this book, intended for general readers and students of theology, Cwiekowski hopes to promote an appreciation of the mystery that is the church.
 
Frederick J. Cwiekowski, PSS, priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford (1962) and member of the Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice, did graduate theological studies at the Catholic University of Louvain (Leuven) (STD, 1972). He taught in seminaries in Baltimore and Menlo Park, California, and in various summer school MA programs in different parts of the country. He is also the author of The Beginnings of the Church (Paulist Press, 1988).

OUR NEXT BOOK:

REMINDERS FOR THE HOLY TRINITY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
FRIENDS,

Book Discussion Reminders:

1) Our next book discussion will be this Wednesday, January 9, when discussion of The Church: Theology in History will conclude with a discussion of chapter 11 and the two appendices.  

2) We will begin a new book for discussion on Wednesday, January 16: 

Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church by Fr. John O’Malley, S.J., published by Harvard University Press.

3)  Father John O’Malley, S.J. will be facilitating the book discussion of his book on January 16. Please read the first two chapters of the book, at least, for discussion.

4) Our meeting locations for the next two book discussions will be:

Jan 9, 2019      McKenna C

Jan 16, 2019     Neale Room

5) In light of the chapters on Vatican II and the Church since Vatican II in The Church: Theology in History, the following by Fr. John O’Malley, S.J. may be of interest.

John O’Malley, S.J.: “Looking at Vatican II with Pope Francis' Eyes"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9D6uz6gPjw

John O’Malley, S.J.

The Style of Vatican II

https://www.americamagazine.org/issue/423/article/style-vatican-ii

If you cannot open the article by Fr. O’Malley in America and wish to read it, please let me know and I will send you, via e-mail, the text of the article.

Bob

Robert Stewart

grobertstewart1@mac.com

703-819-0479

FOLLOWING BOOKS: TBD

Those currently members of the Book Discussion Group as well and anyone wishing to join are welcome.

For those joining our book group, please see 1) a listing of the books we considered reading (with information regarding each of the books) and 2) information regarding the votes cast for each of the books.  See the two attachments below for that information.
The group plans to read eight of these books during the yearl

Contact

If you have questions, please contact:
Robert Stewart
grobertstewart1@mac.com
(703) 819-0479

 

Current Book & Schedule

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule and Room Location:

Wednesdays 7:15-8:45 pm

Sep 12, 2018     McKenna C
Sep 19, 2018     McKenna C
Sep 26, 2018     McKenna C
Oct 3, 2018      McKenna C
Oct 10, 2018    McKenna C
Oct 17, 2018    Big Room LS
Oct 24, 2018    McKenna C
Oct 31, 2018    McKenna C
Nov 7, 2018    McKenna C
Nov 14, 2018   McKenna C
Nov 28, 2018   Big Room LS
Dec 5, 2018      Big Room LS
Dec 12, 2018     Big Room LS
Jan 9, 2019      McKenna C
Jan 16, 2019     Neale Room
Jan 23, 2019     McKenna C
Jan 30, 2019     McKenna C
 
Feb 6, 2019      McKenna C
Feb 13, 2019     McKenna C
Feb 20, 2019     Neale Room
Feb 27, 2019     McKenna C
Mar 6, 2019      McKenna C
Mar 13, 2019     McKenna C
Mar 20, 2019     Neale Room
Mar 27, 2019     McKenna C
Apr 3, 2019       McKenna C
Apr 10, 2019     McKenna C
Apr 24, 2019     McKenna C
May 1, 2019      McKenna C
May 8, 2019     McKenna C
May 15, 2019    Neale Room
May 22, 2019    McKenna C
May 29, 2019     McKenna C