This volume argues that although in the twentieth century, Catholic theology increasingly recognized the centrality of Christologyparticularly the person of Christas the locus of revelation and drew out the crucial implications, it was slow to connect this with the dynamic that occurs within the space of liturgy. Examining the specific contributions of René Latourelle, Avery Dulles, Salvatore Marsilli, and Gustave Martelet against a background of pre-conciliar ressourcement theology, this volume provides a comprehensive account of why a Trinitarian and Christological construal of liturgy and sacraments as revelation is key to the vision that informed Vatican II and offers constructive theological and ecclesial possibilities for the future.
About the Author
Rev. Dr. Philip Caldwell is a priest of the Diocese of Salford and professor of theology at Oscott College in Birmingham, England.
Lewis Ayres is professor of Catholic and historical theology at the University of Durham, UK.
Medi Ann Volpe is research fellow in theology at St. John's College, Durham, UK.
Table of Contents
Renewal: Conversations in Catholic Theology Edited Lewis Ayres Medi Ann Volpe xi
Part I The Historical-Theological Background and Major Themes
1 Overtures for Change 17
Part II The Exposition and Analysis of Selected Authors
2 René Latourelle: Establishing the Christological Foundations of Revelation 115
3 Avery Dulles: Diversifying the Models of Approach 189
4 Salvatore Marsili: Granting Priority to the Liturgy 267
5 Gustave Martelet: Forming a Sacramental Anthropology 337
Part III Evaluations and Prospectives
6 Moving Toward a Synthesis 405
Index of Names 559