A Church Fully Engaged: Yves Congar's Vision of Ecclesial by Anthony Oelrich PDF

By Anthony Oelrich

The French Dominican, Fr. Yves Congar, was once deeply confident that during the church's ongoing rigidity with the secular international it was once ended in undertake a great deal a similar attitudes because the temporal energy itself, to conceive of itself as a society, as an influence, whilst in truth it used to be a communion, with ministers and servants. It used to be Congar's lifelong theological undertaking to assist fix to the church a extra evangelical, gospel-based knowing of her existence. From the gigantic corpus of this nice specialist of the second one Vatican Council, this booklet gathers his efforts as they pertain particularly to the problem of authority within the church. the usually hot-button nature of any dialogue on how authority is exercised within the church will in basic terms enjoy the retrieval of the theological culture in this factor introduced forth by means of Congar. Congar's imaginative and prescient eventually calls for that our realizing of authority needs to stream from our knowing of God as a Trinity of individuals and, for this reason, be practiced within the mutuality of courting and continuously be directed at progress in actual relationship.

Fr. Anthony Oelrich is a clergyman of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, serving as rector and pastor of 3 parishes and the diocesan director of continuous schooling for clergy. He bought his doctorate in theology from the Pontifical collage of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

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