William Sultmann, Cornerstone: Encountering the Spirit of Christ in the Catholic School, Bayswater, Australia
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What does it mean that “Christ is the cornerstone of the Catholic school” (1)? This statement, which William Sultmann relates to the Church document “The Catholic School” (1977), is the central assumption of the book “Cornerstone: Encountering the Spirit of Christ in the Catholic School” and it is the starting point for his further investigations. Sultmann, an Associate Professor for Religious Education at the ACU in Brisbane, writes with a long experience in Catholic Schools’ Identity and in particular in leadership and identity in Catholic Schools. In his view, the community in a Catholic School draws its life and imagination from the Spirit of Christ, which becomes manifest in the “living stones” (1, 5 etc.). For this reason, the author invites students and all Catholic educators in Catholic schools to reflect, discuss and integrate their Service within the Catholic School in the Spirit of Christ.
Sultmann wants to provide not only theoretical, but also practical answers with his...