Thomas C. Fox
PENTECOST IN ASIA
Thomas C. Fox’s Pentecost in Asia: A New Way of Being Church presents in clear and lucid prose the emergence of a unique, prophetic model of Catholic Church in Asia. Fox insists that “Asian Catholics today have something very important to share with the wider Church”a “new way of being church” that seeks solidarity with the poor, dispossessed and marginalized and fights for justice on their behalf; that seeks dialogue, harmonious relations and collaboration with ancient Asian religions and cultures; and that seeks consultation and consensus-building in ecclesial leadership. Nevertheless, Pentecost in Asia is easily the best introduction to the Asian church in English and easily accessible to Western readers. It ought to be read, not just by those who are interested in Asian Catholicism, but by everyone who is interested in the future prospects and directions of the global Catholic Church in the new millennium.
Thomas C. Fox is NCR's editor/publisher emeritus. Fox was NCR editor and/or publisher most years between 1980 and 2015, then again in 2018-19. His reports from Vietnam appeared in the earliest issues of National Catholic Reporter. He has also reported for The Washington Star, the Detroit Free Press, TIME magazine and The New York Times. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.