Sacramental Theology

Sacramental Theology

by Herbert Vorgrimler, Linda M. Maloney
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814619940
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Theological Preconditions for Sacramental Theology5
2Determining the Place of the Sacraments20
3The Sacramental Economy of Salvation27
4The Sacraments in General43
5Fundamentals of General Sacramental Theology68
6Baptism102
7Confirmation122
8Eucharist132
9The Sacrament of Reconciliation200
10Anointing of the Sick226
11The Sacrament of Orders237
12The Sacrament of Marriage283
13The Sacramentals314
Additional Bibliography320
Index324

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