The Church of Christ


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Edited and with an Introduction by Christian D. Washburn, Ph.D.

The Church of Christ is a collection of writings by Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton, a distinguished American theologian of the twentieth century. From these essays, readers will gain insight into Christ’s living presence in the Church, the controversies surrounding the marks of the Church, the foundational principles of the Church’s relationship to the state, and more.

"Absolutely essential reading for any serious student of ecclesiology.” ~Christopher Malloy, University of Dallas

Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton (1906–1969) was professor of fundamental and dogmatic theology at the Catholic University of America and, from 1944 to 1963, the editor of the American Ecclesiastical Review. He also helped to establish the Catholic Theological Society of America, which continues to this day. Over the course of his life, Msgr. Fenton wrote six books and numerous articles. 

Christian D. Washburn, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology, at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His articles have appeared in The Thomist, Nova et Vetera, and Gregorianum. He is also a member of both the National Lutheran–Roman Catholic Dialogue and the International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity.

Paperback: 362pp.

ISBN: 978-1944418083