The Structure of the Course

Part One: The Franciscan Family: the Bearer of a Specific Mission


1. Christianity - Religion of the Incarnation

2. The Franciscan Family

3. Inter-Franciscan Collaboration Today

4. Initial and Ongoing Formation

Part Two: The Foundations


5. Biblical and Prophetic Basis of the Franciscan Mission

6. The Origin of Mission in the Mystery of the Trinity

7. The Franciscan Mission according to Early Sources

8. Loyality and Betrayal: A History of Franciscan Misson

9. Franciscan Mission according to Modern Sources

Part Three: The Religious-Mystical Dimension of the Franciscan Mission Charism


10. The Unity of Contemplation and Mission

11. The Option for Christ and Universality

12. Being Brothers and Sisters to All: Reconciliation with God, Humanity and Nature

13. Franciscan Mission and the Preaching of the Word
 
14. Sisters and Brothers in a Secularised World

15. Dialogue with Other Religions: a Franciscan Way

16. Encounter with the Muslims

17. Inculturation as a Franciscan Commitment

18. The Franciscan Dream of an Amer-Indian Church

Part Four: The Socio-political Dimension of the Franciscan Mission Charism


19. Francis of Assisi and the Option for the Poor

20. Liberation Theology from the Franciscan Point of View

21a. Prophetic Criticism of Social Systems from the Franciscan Point of View (Part 1: Capitalism)

21b. Prophetic Criticism of Social Systems from the Franciscan Point of View (Part 2: Marxism)

22. "As Man and Woman He Created Them ..." A Franciscan Challenge

23. Franciscan Commitment to Peace

24. Our Relationship to Science and Technology
 

Part Five: Summary

 

25. The Permanent Role of Franciscans in the Church