Sacramental Theology

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Liturgical Press, 1992 - Religion - 329 pages
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Both resistance to and renewed interest in the sacraments mark current theological thought. This work acknowledges human limitations of the sacraments but stresses that God's relationship to human beings cannot be other than sacramental." Sacramental structures and events constitute salvation history, and thus permeate all theology. What makes this sacramental view comprehensible is faith; faith is an indispensable precondition for a sacramental theology.

Therefore, the author first demonstrates the preconditions of faith on which sacramental theology rests, and what place it holds within the whole of theology. Following this, he briefly presents the concept of sacraments and the history of that concept, the teachings of Church tradition on sacraments in general, and the basic features of a sacramental theology. Next, he explains from a theological perspective the traditional sacraments of the Catholic Church, including related topics such as indulgences and sacramentals.

 

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One of my textbooks for my Worship, Liturgy and Sacraments course. Not an easy read but very thought provoking. Read full review

Contents

Determining the Place of the Sacraments
20
The Sacraments in General
43
Fundamentals of General Sacramental Theology
68
Bibliography 1
94
Bibliography 2
100
Confirmation
122
Bibliography 5
131
Bibliography 6
195
Bibliography 7
223
Bibliography 8
236
Bibliography 9
278
The Sacrament of Marriage
283
Bibliography 10
311
Index
324
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