The Sacrament Of Confession As A Sequela Christi In The Writings Of A. Von Speyr

The Sacrament Of Confession As A Sequela Christi In The Writings Of A. Von Speyr

by William Schmitt

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Overview

Adrienne von Speyr in her book "Confession" and throughout her writings speaks of the "confession" of Jesus Christ. This is a startling use of the term because Christ never sinned. The author examines all the writings of von Speyr in the light of Roman Catholic soteriology and sacramental theology and in view of the influences that existed between her and Hans Urs von Balthasar. The author then shows how the theme of confession is central to von Speyr's writing, aids in illuminating her theology of Holy Saturday and the Paschal Mystery, and serves as the basis for the renewal of the sacrament of confession.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581121384
Publisher: Universal-Publishers.com
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction1
Part IToward a Theology of Confession13
Chapter 1The Status Quaestionis of the Theology of Confession14
1.1Introduction14
1.2The Crisis in the Practice of Confession14
1.3Background to a Theology of Confession23
1.4Conclusion41
Chapter 2Confession in the Life of Adrienne von Speyr42
2.1Introduction42
2.2Adrienne's Search for Confession45
2.3Confession after Conversion56
2.4Conclusion63
Part II"Confession" in the Life of the Lord64
Chapter 3The Lord Grants Forgiveness66
3.1Introduction66
3.2The Hope for Forgiveness67
3.3The Lord's Authority to Forgive Sins72
3.4Conclusion81
Chapter 4Jesus Intercedes for Sinners83
4.1Introduction83
4.2Openness before the Father83
4.3Jesus and Communion90
4.4Conclusion101
Part IIIThe Originary Confession and the Paschal Mystery104
Chapter 5The Cross: Christ's Subjective "Confession"106
5.1Introduction106
5.2The Entrance into the Passion106
5.3The Crucifixion114
5.4Conclusion124
Chapter 6Holy Saturday: Objective Confrontation with Sin125
6.1Introduction125
6.2Christ's Descent into Hell127
6.3The Mystery of Holy Saturday137
6.4Conclusion146
Chapter 7The Resurrection: The Father's "Absolution"148
7.1Introduction148
7.2The Event of the Resurrection149
7.3The Resurrection as Absolution159
7.4Conclusion169
Part IVConfession: Christ's Gift to the Church171
Chapter 8The Ecclesial Nature of Confession172
8.1Introduction172
8.2The Church: Holy and Sinful172
8.3Representative and Sacramental Confession181
8.4Conclusion189
Chapter 9The Institution of the Sacrament of Confession191
9.1Introduction191
9.2The Easter Appearance of the Lord to the Disciples192
9.3The Act of Institution203
9.4Conclusion210
Part VConfession as a Christian Event212
Chapter 10The Sacrament of Confession213
10.1Introduction213
10.2The Protagonists213
10.3The Action of Confession220
10.4Conclusion233
Chapter 11Confession as a Following of Christ234
11.1Introduction234
11.2The Practice of Confession234
11.3Living from the Grace of Confession241
11.4Conclusion251
General Conclusion253
Bibliography261
1.Primary Bibliography261
1.1Commentaries on Scripture261
1.2Thematic Writings262
1.3General Works263
1.4Articles263
1.5The Posthumous Works264
1.6Anthologies265
1.7English Translations265
2.Secondary Biblography266
2.1Books, Articles, and Other Contributions266
2.2Book Reviews270
3.General Bibliography270
3.1Magisterial Documents270
3.2Ecclesiastical Writers271
3.3Other Works Cited273

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