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Michael Buckley, S.J., argues that the doctrine of papal primacy should be implemented in such a manner as to restore a decisive voice to the local church in the choice of its bishop, depending more on relationship than on authority.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 96 Vendor: Herder & Herder Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.37 (inches) ISBN: 0824517458 ISBN-13: 9780824517458 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
With his trademark rigor and clarity, Michael Buckley argues that a true theology of papal primacy, as opposed to an ideology of primacy, must focus on the papacy's nature as a unique relationship, whose purpose is the unity of bishops among themselves and (through them) the unity of the entire Church.