Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints

Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints

by Leonard J. DeLorenzo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268100933
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 03/30/2017
Edition description: 1
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Leonard J. DeLorenzo is associate professional specialist and Director of Notre Dame Vision in the McGrath Institute for Church Life, and he also teaches in the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Indefinite Article 7

Looking Backward 7

The Development of a Doctrine 8

The Orthodoxy of the Body of the Faithful 11

State of the Communion 15

The Diagnosis 20

Looking Forward 22

Chapter 2 Solitary Confinement 24

Regarding Christian Hope 24

Forgetting Death 26

Interlude: Transgressing the Forbidden, Seeing the Invisible 31

The Rilkean Opening 32

The View from Heidegger 49

Remembering the Fotgotten Death 59

Chapter 3 Word of Life 62

Toward a Christian Account of Death and Communication 62

Karl Rahner: A Theology of Death within Christian Eschatology 65

Joseph Ratzinger: Communication within Salvation History 74

Hans Urs von Balthasar: Heeding Absolute Communication 81

Given to Nothing: Creation and Resurrection 95

The Word of Life 100

Chapter 4 Dispossessing Desire 103

Becoming Fully Human 103

Encountering the Risen Christ: The Beginning of a New End 105

At the End of All Exploring: What Augustine Found 115

Ontology by Desire 129

Desiring God 134

Chapter 5 Bodily Memory 142

A Fool's Errand? 142

Ordering the Commedia 144

The Communicative Nature 158

The Space of Freedom 166

The Church's Oblation 174

Ascension, Assumption, and the Resurrection of the Body 185

Chapter 6 Work of Love 189

Hastening to Wholeness 189

The Coming of the Lord 191

A Beautiful Pattern: The Aesthetic Pedagogy of the Book of Exodus 195

Interlude: Glory as Dwelling, Dwelling as Communion 201

Therèse of Lisieux and the Beauty of the Earth 202

Teresa of Avila and the Beauty of Carmel 209

Mother Teresa and the Beauty of Calcutta 213

Dorothy Day and the Beauty of New York 215

The Intermediate State and the Beauty of Wholeness 221

Liturgical Training and the Beauty of Prayer 223

God's People and the Beauty of Particularity 228

Conclusion 234

Notes 239

Selected Bibliography 303

Index 323

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