To me, UGCC Subdeacon Adam is one particular of the most considerable modern voices in ecclesiology considering that he is each conversant in ancient Church structures and their history in East and West, as effectively as compelling in the case he tends to make for their appropriate reappropriation into Catholic ecclesial life which has suffered no shortage of folly as a consequence of Catholicism’s later improvement of an intrusive and utterly novel papo-centrism in practice. This novelty has brought on the typical organs of ecclesial accountability to atrophy, as was noticed in Nov 2018 with Pope Francis’ totally unnecessary and unwarranted interference with the USCCB vote on measures to deal with abuse and episcopal accountability.
This folly is also in element to blame globally for substantially of the turmoil at the moment underway in response to the clerical abuses of sex and energy.
Adam argues in a manner each orthodox and classic for the Church to return to its appropriate sense of Synodality at the parochial, diocesan, national, and universal levels, though respecting and upholding a appropriate sense of Primacy at every level. In undertaking so, not only would just about every certain Church potentially improve the vibrancy of its frequent life and mission, it would also guarantee appropriate accountability for its clergy and lay leadership.
I Can not suggest this book sufficient.