Frederick J. Cwiekowski, PSS, priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford (1962) and member of the Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice, did graduate theological studies at the Catholic University of Louvain (Leuven) (STD, 1972). He taught in seminaries in Baltimore and Menlo Park, California, and in various summer school MA programs in different parts of the country. He is also the author of The Beginnings of the Church (Paulist Press, 1988).
"The Church is a gift to students, teachers, parishioners,
pastors, and anyone else hoping to know more about how the
Christian community has understood itself over the centuries.
Cwiekowski wears his learning lightly, drawing on the very best of
contemporary scholarship to tell an engaging story of both
continuity and change in the church. All the qualities that marked
his earlier bestseller The Beginnings of the
Church--balance, clarity, substantive content, crisp prose--are
on full display in this new volume, extending the lessons of
history from the age of the apostles to the era of Pope
Francis."Edward P. Hahnenberg, Author of Theology for Ministry:
An Introduction for Lay Ministers
"The book The Church: Theology in History is an invaluable resource to help us reconnect with the historical dimension of the Church. Offering a unified narrative of the theological tradition as Church history is crucial, particularly today in an age of dissonant, ahistorical understandings of Christianity's past."Massimo Faggioli, Professor of Historical Theology, Villanova University