Kresta in the Afternoon – August 14, 2017 – Hour 1

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+  The Catholic Charismatic Renewal: 50 Years of Amazing Grace (2 segments)

  • Description: As we discussed last week, 2017 is the anniversary of several major events, including the Land o Lakes Conference and the Detroit Race Riots. It’s also the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, which began at Duquesne University in January 1967. Dr Alan Schreck joins us to trace the origins of the renewal, how it spread, and what is meant by the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Alan Schreck
      Alan Schreck is the author of several books, most recently A Mighty Current of Grace: The Story of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. He's a professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught for almost forty years.
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    • A Mighty Current of Grace: The Story of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

      The Holy Spirit is the secret to the Church's growth and vitality—her "fountain of youth"! The Spirit is constantly renewing the Church, and the current age is no exception. In this book, theologian and author Dr. Alan Schreck writes a historical appreciation of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, now celebrating its fiftieth year—a renewal that has touched millions of Catholics throughout the world. Tracing the origins of the Renewal, Schreck outlines its characteristics, how it spread, what is meant by the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the charisms that are associated with it, and the communities that grew out of it. This book is for those who were involved in the Renewal as well as those who want to how the Spirit has moved so mightily in our own time and age. (learn more)

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