New world, new pentecost, new church: Pope John Paul II's understanding of 'New Evangelisation'

Journal article


McGregor, Peter. (2010). New world, new pentecost, new church: Pope John Paul II's understanding of 'New Evangelisation'. Australian Ejournal of Theology. 17(1), pp. 77 - 94.
AuthorsMcGregor, Peter
Abstract

Benedict's recent announcement of the establishment of a Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation once more raises the question of what is 'new' in 'new evangelisation'. This can be answered by analysing how Pope John Paul II used the term. The author argues that although in Redemptoris Missio John Paul II used the term to refer to the reevangelisation of formerly Christian nations in the developed world, his initial use of the term was in the context of the developing world, extending to the whole of the Church's mission, including ad Gentes. Benedict XVI's understanding of 'new evangelisation' is essentially the same. The author concludes by giving a synoptic account of John Paul II's understanding of new evangelisation as the Holy Spirit bringing about a new world more open to the Gospel, and who through a new Pentecost, is giving birth to a new Church better prepared to proclaim the Gospel.

Year2010
JournalAustralian Ejournal of Theology
Journal citation17 (1), pp. 77 - 94
PublisherAustralian Catholic University
ISSN1448-6326
Open accessOpen access
Page range77 - 94
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Publisher's version
Place of publicationAustralia
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/8660v/new-world-new-pentecost-new-church-pope-john-paul-ii-s-understanding-of-new-evangelisation

  • 81
    total views
  • 157
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as

Related outputs

Heart to heart: The Spiritual Christology of Joseph Ratzinger
McGregor, Peter John. (2013). Heart to heart: The Spiritual Christology of Joseph Ratzinger [Thesis]. https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a9753223baa6
Priests, prophets, and kings: The mission of the Church according to John Paul II
McGregor, Peter. (2013). Priests, prophets, and kings: The mission of the Church according to John Paul II. Irish Theological Quarterly. 78(1), pp. 61 - 78. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021140012465038
The universal work of the Holy Spirit in the missiology of Pope John Paul II
McGregor, Peter John. (2012). The universal work of the Holy Spirit in the missiology of Pope John Paul II. Irish Theological Quarterly. 77(1), pp. 83 - 98. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021140011427227
The role of the Eucharist in the salvation of all: A reconnaissance
McGregor, Peter John. (2012). The role of the Eucharist in the salvation of all: A reconnaissance. Pro Ecclesia. 21(2), pp. 145 - 168.
The universal mission of the Church according to Pope John Paul II
McGregor, Peter John. (2012). The universal mission of the Church according to Pope John Paul II. New Blackfriars. 93(1046), pp. 457 - 474. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-2005.2011.01432.x