This book will be of use in seminary, graduate, and undergraduate courses. The sacraments play an irreplaceable role in pursuing a Universal Call to Holiness that is so central to Vatican II’s teaching.
Author: Roger W. Nutt
Publisher: CUA Press
General Principles of Sacramental Theology addresses a current lacuna in English language theological literature. Bernard Leeming’s highly respected book Principles of Sacramental Theology was published more than sixty years ago. Since that time, there has been a noted decrease, especially in English language sacramental theology, in treatments of the basic topics and principles – such as the nature of the sacraments of signs, sacramental grace, sacramental character, sacramental causality, sacramental intention, the necessity and number of the sacraments, sacramental matter and form, inter alia – which apply to all of the sacraments. This book will be of use in seminary, graduate, and undergraduate courses. The sacraments play an irreplaceable role in pursuing a Universal Call to Holiness that is so central to Vatican II’s teaching.
Historical and theological studies of the Fathers' teachings on the sacraments
multiplied, as well as editions of their works on ... just before Vatican II, had no
successor until Roger Nutt's 2017 work General Principles of Sacramental Theology.
Author: Matthew Levering
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Aquinas provides a comprehensive survey of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant philosophical and theological reception of Thomas Aquinas over the past 750 years.This Handbook will serve as a necessary primer for everyone who wishes to study Aquinas's thought and/or the history of theology and philosophy since Aquinas's day. Part I considers the late-medieval receptions of Aquinas among Catholics and Orthodox. Part II examines sixteenth-century Western receptions of Aquinas (Protestant and Catholic), followed by a chapter on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Orthodox reception. Part III discusses seventeenth-century Protestant and Catholic receptions, and Part IV surveys eighteenth- and nineteenth-century receptions (Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic). Part V focuses on the twentieth century and takes into account the diversity of theological movements in the past century as well as extensive philosophical treatment. The final section unpicks contemporary systematic approaches to Aquinas, covering the main philosophical and theological themes for which he is best known. With chapters written by a wide range of experts in their respective fields, this volume provides a valuable touchstone regarding the developments that have marked the past seven centuries of Christian theology.
political, feminist, environmental, or liberation theologians, or the writings of the
representatives of the Jesus quests and ... 40 Roger W. Nutt, General Principles of Sacramental Theology (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University or America
Author: Joris Geldhof
The fundamental intuition of this essay is that liturgical theology does not simply deal with Christian rituals, festivals and sacraments, but with the core of faith itself: God, world, the Christ event, tradition, Church, and redemption.
In this way, Lombard takes Augustine's rationale for the Roman practice of not
rebaptizing and makes it a general principle that stands on its own, with
applicability to other sacraments.636 There were not many theological issues
Author: Joseph Martos
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Catholic sacramental doctrine has lost much of its credibility. Baptized people leave the church, adolescents stop attending shortly after they are confirmed, supposedly indissoluble marriages regularly dissolve, few go to confession, and many do not believe in transubstantiation. Drawing upon his decades-long study of the sacraments, Martos reveals how teachings that seemed rooted in the scriptures and Catholic life have become unmoored from the contexts in which they arose, and why seemingly eternal truths are actually historically relative. After carefully constructing Catholic teaching from the church's own documents, he deconstructs it by demonstrating how biblical passages were misconstrued by patristic authors and how patristic writings were misunderstood by medieval scholastics. The long process of misinterpretation culminated in the dogmatic pronouncements of the Council of Trent, which continues to dominate Catholic thinking about the church's religious ceremonies. If the sacraments are released from their dogmatic baggage, Martos believes that the spiritual realities they symbolize can be celebrated in any human culture without being tied to their traditional rites.
A Theology of Church Practices L. Roger Owens ... Milbank and Wirzba are both
insufficient in this respect, while Jenson is clear, “The effort [in sacramental theology] cannot be to construe an ontological sort on general principles, in order
Author: L. Roger Owens
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Shape of Participation is a work of constructive theology addressed to theologians, seminarians, and thoughtful pastors. Owens engages and deepens recent popular discussions of church practices by approaching practices from the church Fathers' understanding of the church's participation in God. Through a wide-ranging engagement with theologians, both ancient and contemporary--including Cyril of Alexandria, Maximus the Confessor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Herbert McCabe--Owens argues that the embodied practices of the church are the church's participation in the life of God, making the church Jesus' own continued, peaceable embodiment in and for the world. This book is for theologians, pastors, and anyone who wants a deeper understanding of how the visible presence of God's church is extraordinarily good news in a violent world.
This method begins with a general theology of the sacraments, explains what all
of the sacraments share in common and then proceeds to arrive at one or more general principles which can be applied to them all. The second approach ...
Author: Linda M. Malia
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"Is sacramental anointing the same as last rites? ""Don't you have to have some kind of special gift to be part of the Church's healing ministry?"" ""Why am I sick? Is it God's punishment?"" ""Ever since I became sick, I don't feel like myself anymore."" If life is a journey, what happens when our way is obstructed by sickness or failing health? In Healing Touch and Saving Word, Linda Malia draws upon the rich theology of the Anglican tradition personified in the Episcopal Church's sacramental liturgies of healing. In easy-to-understand language, Healing Touch examines the theological foundations of the Episcopal Church's healing liturgies, from the first Book of Common Prayer to the most recent sacramental rites. Probing the dynamics of symbol and ritual, the complex relationship of sin and sickness, and the spiritual and psychological impact of every serious illness, the book explores the power of these graced encounters in enabling the faithful to draw new hope and renewed purpose out of the chaos and turmoil of illness and debility. Individuals struggling with life-changing illness and those who care for them--clergy and laity alike--are sure to find Healing Touch a helpful and thought-provoking resource. "
The author brings together the teaching of Vatican II on the sacraments with the rich tradition of sacramental theology through the centuries.
Author: Kenan B. Osborne
Publisher: Paulist Press
A general introduction to the whole study of sacraments that analyzes them from the perspective of the sacrament that is Christ and the Church. Ecumenical in its presentation, it sets out the complete teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and relates this to a wide range of Anglican and Protestant thought as well. The author brings together the teaching of Vatican II on the sacraments with the rich tradition of sacramental theology through the centuries.
The penalty levied against them does not proceed from the general principle : the sacraments are to be denied the unworthy . Rather , heretics and schismatics are
excluded from the sacraments for the very reason that they are separated from ...
The Reformers , and the great body of Protestant divines , in putting forth the
definition of the sacraments in general , or of ... there is no difficulty in the way of
our maintaining the general principle , which can be established by most
baptism and eucharist in general, we will look in particular for those things that
express something about what it ... General. Principles. ofLuther's. Sacramental. Theology. Luther wrote in opposition to the prevailing official theology of his time.
Author: Caryn D. Riswold
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"In order to adequately address the issues of atonement and christology, we must understand how it is that we think about the relationship between God and the human being. The way in which we understand and interpret the life and death of Jesus and his role within that relationship then impacts our theology of the sacraments, particularly the eucharist. "Further, the questions continue to confront and be confronted by my inescapable identity as a Lutheran Christian. I use the term 'inescapable' because I find myself working from and with theologies and theologians that are unabashedly critical of patriarchal religious doctrine and paternal theological construction, yet I cannot be convinced that the tradition which formed me is irretrievable or irrelevant. . . . "I am seeking to use Luther as one of my sources, but I am working to reinterpret him and offer a more adequate constructive alternative that embodies what is useable in his tradition. I find the potential for a liberating message within Christian theology, and I find a critical theological resource in Luther." --from the Introduction
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The Sacramental Mysteries : A Byzantine Approach . Allendale , NJ , 1976 .
Leeming , Bernard . Principles of Sacramental Theology . Westminster , MD ,
Author: Johann Auer
Publisher: Catholic University of Amer Press
In A General Doctrine of the Sacraments, Johann Auer aims to achieve a deeper understanding of the inner structure of the sacraments and of how they determine the structure of our Christian existence. In The Mystery of the Eucharist, Auer takes account of the biblical, historical, and theological aspects of the Church's teaching on the Eucharist.
One may reasonably conclude from this that the new legislator awards to
sacramental dignity a status equal to that of unity ... in applying this notion to a
particular marriage , to turn to the general principles of sacramental theology
regarding the ...
An Essay in Speculative Theology Charles Journet ... humiliating , is seen in
relation to the general principles of sacramental theology , it enables St . Thomas
to explain the suitability of the divine ordinance that reserves ordination for men .
Deriving our inspiration from the general principles of sacramental theology , and
closely following the teaching of the Council — which is , after all , the supreme
teaching authority in the Church — we have reached some very important ...
A learned treatise on the sacraments is B . Leeming ' s Principles of Sacramental Theology ( Westminster , Md . , Newman Press , 1956 ) , covering the general principle upon which sacraments are based and their origins and development in
Author: Charles J. Adams
Surveys literature concerned with the history, beliefs, and institutions of the world's great religions, giving heavy preference to works in English
Not only is this a living issue for many people outside the Church , but a careful
examination of the points involved throws light on general principles of sacramental theology ; here as elsewhere science can make progress by
... great general principle which has been usually held by Protestants upon the
subject , and is commonly regarded as constituting the leading point of difference
between what is often represented as the Zwinglian doctrine of the sacraments ...
But the general principle remains true . The active disposition is improved only by
acts of virtue made beforehand and with a view to the sacrament ' s reception . 5 .
The same sacrament has in itself an equal power to give grace whenever and ...
When theologians return to this task of drawing out general principles of sacramental doctrine , one can hope by God's goodness to see the foundation
laid for an agreed theology of the sacraments . In the meantime , any expectation
of such ...
Chapter 12 THE CHURCH ' S SACRAMENTS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Bibliography : B . Leeming , S . J . , Principles of Sacramental Theology ( 2 ed . )
Westminster , 1960 , Newman Press ; A . G . Martimort , The Signs of the New ...
Author: Edward J. Gratsch
Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House
Traditional dogmatic & moral theology presented with clarity & precision.