Eucharist Makes the Church

Eucharist Makes the Church

by Paul McPartlan
     
 

For the first time, Henri de Lubac (Roman Catholic) and John Zizioulas (Greek Orthodox), two of the most important theologians of modern times, are here brought together. In a rare spirit of true collaboration, they are seen as partners in a single theological enterprise. De Lubac's insight that "the Eucharist makes the Church" and that the nature of the church is…  See more details below

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For the first time, Henri de Lubac (Roman Catholic) and John Zizioulas (Greek Orthodox), two of the most important theologians of modern times, are here brought together. In a rare spirit of true collaboration, they are seen as partners in a single theological enterprise. De Lubac's insight that "the Eucharist makes the Church" and that the nature of the church is communion is, for both men, the means of a return to the Fathers of the undivided Church of the first millennium, and the key to an ecclesiology which overcomes the exaggerated individualism of modern times. It is shown that the exciting Eastern theologian from a younger generation can take up the baton from the pioneering Western master, and, by means of a more fully developed pneumatology and eschatology, advance and integrate de Lubac's results. Zizioulas consolidates de Lubac's achievement in revealing the Eucharist as the heart of the Church and the practical focus of a lived Christian faith. This original and wide-ranging study treats many of the deepest theological issues in modern ecumenism, including our understanding of the Trinity and the nature of primacy, in a vigorous and accessible fashion. It will surely advance the development of a fuller Christian perspective.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567292636
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers Series
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.03(d)

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