O Cristianismo moderno de Dom Paulo Arns

Translated title of the contribution: The modern Christianity of Dom Paulo Arns

Alex Villas Boas, Welder Lancieri Manchini

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The aims of this paper is to present how the Archbishop Paulo Arns pastoral work in the Archdiocese of São Paulo (1970-1988) was in line with the Second Vatican Council missiological conception, in you ad fonts way. It wasn’t just a modernization of Catholicism, but results form a hermeneutic of the Catholic Tra-dition sources that shows how the Gospel is able to be modern. The central theological category for this view is the Kingdom of God. For the purpose of this paper, it will be a short explanation about the Kingdom of God category and its main changes in key moments in history. This category is a fundamental reading key for undestanding the practical theology of the archbishop of the city of São Paulo, servant of the hope. The way in which evangelization linked to the idea of “making the Kingdom of God present” can take place in some of its main pastoral projects, which this paper intend to present here.
Translated title of the contributionThe modern Christianity of Dom Paulo Arns
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)279-303
Number of pages25
JournalRevista de Cultura Teológica
Issue number90
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Dom Paulo Arns
  • People of God
  • Archdiocese of São Paulo
  • Practical theology


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