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The next few decades promise to be a fertile and creative era for Catholic theology. After a protracted period of digesting and making sense of Vatican II, Catholic theologians in the new millennium are now turning to new questions in this age of pluralism. The present volume is an exercise both in looking back over the years since Vatican II closed, and looking forward to what will come next.Contributors include leading names in scripture and moral and systematic theology:Dermot A. Lane summarises the challenge of the future by encouraging readers to enter the struggle of the coming age by designing a new anthropology, recovering the power of memory, and invoking a new religious imagination.Alice L. Laffey on past and present developments in biblical scholarship.Raymond F. Collins on the ecumenical progress over the last forty years in the study of the New Testament.Michael J. Fahey on trends in systematic theology since 1965.Philip S. Keane on the accomplishments and challenges facing moral theology.Kevin Irwin on the christocentric character of liturgical and sacramental theology.This book will find an appreciative audience among students and teachers of theology, seminarians, and persons looking for challenging reading to better understand their faith.