Vol 21 No 2 2014

The Disciples' Call. Theologies of Vocation from Scripture to the Present Day

Christopher Jamison, O. S. B., ed.

Summary

This collection of essays, originally papers delivered at a seminar convened by the National Office of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, in collaboration with Boston College, USA, and the International Theological Institute, Austria, reflects some of the contemporary confusion surrounding the concept of "vocation" within the Catholic Tradition. There is considerable fluidity across the contributors about what is meant by "vocation". On the whole, the essays point to the universal vocation to the perfection of love, so well-articulated by Lumen Gentium 39-42, but the difficult question of specific vocation to one of the many contemporary forms of male and female consecrated life and the Priesthood emerges regularly.