Teaching the faith: The command of Jesus to make disciples of all the nations and to teach people everywhere all that he taught his first followers has been taken seriously by the church from the very beginning. So why, then, would teachers need a handbook and exploration of doctrine? To Hold and Teach the Catholic Faith by Dr. Kelly Bowring, STD says that the methods for teaching doctrine have had varying degrees of success along the way. Because of a certain de-emphasis on doctrine since Vatican II along with a corresponding decline of emphasis on obedience and holiness of life, we find ourselves witnessing today a great hunger on the part of many for holy wisdom, divine charity, and the truth that will truly set them free. The author analyzes the issue and provides a theological solution, based on the thoughts of St. Thomas Aquinas, to handing on the truths of the faith with unwavering fidelity in the third millennium. --Crux of the News, January 22, 2007
Dr. Kelly Bowring is a Catholic theologian and popular speaker. He received his pontifical doctorate from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome), his licentiate from Dominican House and the John Paul II Institute (Washington DC), and his masters from Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio), and has the Church's mandatum to teach theology.
Dr. Bowring has been Dean of the Graduate School of Theology & Program of Catholic Studies (GST) at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; has been Dean of Spiritual Mission and a professor of sacred theology at Southern Catholic College; and an institute director and theologian at St. Mary's College of Ave Maria University. He has been featured as a Who's Who among America's teachers. Known for his dynamic yet understandable teaching style, his books are sure to please any reading audience.
Dr. Bowring and his wife, Diana, have eight children and live outside Atlanta.