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Sacraments in a Synodal Church

by Noel Sullivan
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*Expected April 2023*

About the Book:
This timely book breaks new ground. It explores sacraments from an original point of view; a synodal approach to sacraments is novel. It is written in an accessible style, sensitively engages with the issues surrounding sacraments today and proposes a synodal response. It exposes the weaknesses in the way sacraments are ‘used’ as cultural rites of passage or a means of showcasing a school. The way in which synodality is interpreted in the book provides a means of breaking out of this truncated view. It proposes, for example, that parents who wish their children to receive Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist should be offered courses so that they understand the richness and responsibility of presenting their children for these sacraments.

About the Author:
Dr Noel O’Sullivan
is a lecturer in Systematic Theology. He is a priest of the Diocese of Cork and Ross, and has worked in second-level education, both as teacher and principal. He has been a parish priest in two different parishes in Cork city. He has spent ten years teaching systematic theology to seminarians and lay students at Maynooth, at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Sacramental theology was part of his responsibilities throughout this period.