Communion Ecclesiology: Vision and Versions

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In this penetrating new study Dennis Doyle notes that scholars as diverse as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Edward Schillebeeckx have been quoted as saying that "communion ecclesiology" is the most basic way to characterize the nature of the church. Yet the term has often been caught up in the divide between left and right in a polarized church. Doyle shows that the notion of communion among God's people and between them and the triune God is a doctrine that allows for both solid, this-worldly community and a ...
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Overview

In this penetrating new study Dennis Doyle notes that scholars as diverse as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Edward Schillebeeckx have been quoted as saying that "communion ecclesiology" is the most basic way to characterize the nature of the church. Yet the term has often been caught up in the divide between left and right in a polarized church. Doyle shows that the notion of communion among God's people and between them and the triune God is a doctrine that allows for both solid, this-worldly community and a fundamental sense that the Church is essentially rooted in and convoked by God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570753275
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 195
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Vision and Versions 1
Common Ground, Contrasting Approaches 3
Dangers and Limitations 5
Carving Out a Historical Trajectory 7
1 What Is Communion Ecclesiology?: Images and Dimensions 11
A Web of Interwoven Relationships 12
Reductive Distortions, Corrective Images, and Dimensions 14
Dimensions and Models 18
Various Versions 19
Frameworks of Inclusion 20
2 Communion and Modernity: Johann Adam Mohler and Friedrich Schleiermacher 23
Four Points of Basic Agreement 25
Four Points with Some Overlap Yet Strong Differences 28
Apologetic Yet Ecumenical 33
The Later Mohler 35
Conclusion 37
3 Communion, Mystery, and History: Charles Journet and Yves Congar 38
Journet: Overturning the Neo-Scholastic Model 40
Congar: Mystery and History 46
Different Paths to the Council 52
Journet's Continuing Presence 52
Conclusion 55
4 Communion, Paradox, and Multi-Dimensionality: Henri de Lubac 56
Paradox and Mystery 57
Catholicity as Radical Inclusivity 59
Multi-Layered Relationships 63
Handing on Mohler's Legacy 70
Conclusion 71
5 Communion and the Council: Karl Rahner and John Paul II 72
Communion in the Documents 73
Rahner: Vatican II as the Self-Actualization of the Church as a World Church 78
John Paul II: Vatican II as a New Advent 79
John Paul II's Ranking of Important Developments of the Council 80
The Council and Preparations for Celebration 81
Conclusion 83
6 Communion and Theological Method: Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar 85
Rahner on Human Self-Transcendence and God 87
Rahner's Limitations 88
A Practical Ecclesiology 89
Rahner, de Lubac, and Communion Ecclesiology 91
Balthasar and the Way of Love 94
Can It All Fit Together? 100
7 Communion and the Common Good: Joseph Ratzinger and the Brothers Himes 103
Part I Areas of Convergence
Five Positions Taken by Both Ratzinger and the Himeses 104
Part II Areas of Divergence
Divergences Concerning the Characterization of Modern Thought 111
Divergence Concerning Communion Ecclesiology 112
Divergence Concerning the Common Good 114
Conclusion 115
8 Communion, Reform, and Liberation: Hans Kung, Leonardo Boff, and the CDF 119
Kung's Contribution to Communion Ecclesiology 120
Kung's Deficiencies 121
Boff's Contribution to Communion Ecclesiology 124
Boff on Mary and the Trinity 126
The CDF on "Some Aspects" of Communion Ecclesiology 127
The CDF Critique of Boff 131
Is the CDF Right about Boff? 132
Conclusion 135
9 Communion on the Borders: Elizabeth A. Johnson and Roberto Goizueta 137
Elizabeth A. Johnson's Catholic Feminist Approach 138
A Balthasarian Critique and Appreciation of Johnson 139
Roberto Goizueta's U.S. Hispanic Catholic Approach 143
Comparison with Liberation Theology 143
Some Parallels with Balthasar 146
Points of Comparison with the CDF's Statement 148
10 Communion and Ecumenism: Jean-Marie Tillard, John Zizioulas, and Miroslav Volf 151
The Patristic Vision according to Tillard 152
The Patristic Vision according to Zizioulas 156
Volf's Free Church Version of Communion Ecclesiology 161
Volf, the Episcopacy, and the Papacy 163
A Shared Vision of the Shared Vision? 166
11 Touchstones for the Vision: Beyond Selective Readings of Vatican II 168
The Cultural Context of U.S. Catholicism 169
Theological Diversity and Frameworks of Inclusion 172
Five Touchstones for the Vision 175
Communion Ecclesiology and Church Renewal 178
Bibliography 181
Index 191
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