An Evaluation of Karl Rahner's Concept of the Sacraments and the End of Time George Vass. Faith in the Word of God is not therefore an addition to the sacrament , nor is the sacrament an addition to faith . Rahner says it would be naive ...
Author: George Vass
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
The Sacrament of the Future is a contemporary examination of the theory and praxis of sacraments undertaken in the belief that a renewed understanding of them will shape the survival of the faith in the changed circumstances of the twenty-first century. This new perspective is the eschatological character of the sacraments: by retaining the tension between time and eternity in our present life, sacraments anticipate the future fulfilment of salvation in heaven. The association of the two classical treatises of Sacramental Theology and the doctrine of Last Things will alter our approach not only to the sacraments, but also to other important tenets of Christian theology. This book is the result of half a lifetime's work in presenting and critically analysing Karl Rahner's theological thought. Professor George Vass has not confined himself to the detailed exposition of the thought of his predecessor but, through a critical analysis of his views, tries to enter into dialogue with him. Professor Vass, Fellow of Heythrop College, University of London, and for twenty years holder of Karl Rahner's chair at the University of Innsbruck, entered the Society of Jesus in 1946, and obtained his qualifications in Philosophy and Theology at various European universities. He taught at Heythrop College, Oxon, and the University of London, before his call to the University of Innsbruck in 1976. In 1996 he became Professor Emeritus of the chair of Dogmatic and Ecumenical Theology. Since then he has been Parish Priest within the diocese of Tyrol, Austria.
Torrance never suggests, however, that the sacrament somehow says in pictures what the word cannot say otherwise. His point is that the sacrament enhances the Church's ability to hear God speak. God the Word, by means of a sacramental ...
Whether one that is not baptized can confer the sacrament of Baptism? Objection 1. It seems that one that is not baptized cannot confer the sacrament of Baptism. For "none gives what he has not." But a non-baptized person has not the ...
Author: Fr. James Zatalava
In this short book Fr. Zatalava will discuss the necessity for, Scriptures relating to, the history of, and the Rite for the Sacrament of Baptism. Baptism is the first Sacrament of the Faith, and it is the Sacrament by which a person becomes a Christian. It is truly a life-giving Sacrament since it is necessary for our salvation to receive it. Baptism was given to the Church as the Sacrament of initiation into the Faith and for the forgiveness of sins, both Original Sin and all personal sins. Through Baptism we are made sons and daughters of God, and God's very life comes to dwell within us. It is through the graces of Baptism that we are given the foundations of virtue and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and it is through the graces of Baptism that we live as Christians at all.
Although much has been written on the role of the celebrating Church, up until now no set of studies on all seven sacraments that we know of has attempted to exegete their meaning primarily from their typical celebrations.
Author: John D. Laurance
Publisher: Liturgical Press
In The Sacrament of the Eucharist, the latest volume in the Lex Orandi Series, John D. Laurance considers the Eucharist by way of two questions: How, by his first-century life, death, and resurrection, does Jesus Christ save all human beings throughout history from eternal death and make possible their permanent union with God? How is that salvation made available now through the community of the church in her liturgical celebrations? Soteriology and ecclesiology therefore play a prominent role in Laurance's investigation. After forging a theology of the liturgy primarily out of the work of Rahner, Kilmartin, and Chauvet, the author investigates the nature of the lex ordandi, lex credendi relationship and offers guidelines on how best to read the church's faith in her life of prayer. He then uses both steps to discover the faith meaning of a particular Eucharist as typically celebrated in a modern American parish on Sunday morning.
THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE . No. II . The Confessional " There are two sacraments , ordained of Christ our Lord in the Gospel , that is to say , Baptism and the Supper of the Lord . Those five commonly called sacraments , that is to say ...
Author: Robert BRUCE (Minister of the Gospel in Edinburgh.)Publish On: 1614
و : ched distinctly , and all the parts of it openedyp , must goe before the hanging to of the facrament ; and the Sacrament as a leale mult follow and so bere ceiued accordingly . Then I call a Sacrament , the vvord and scale ...
Author: Robert BRUCE (Minister of the Gospel in Edinburgh.)
The same judgment applies to the rituals involved in each sacrament, which are also signs, and have their own likeness and symmetry to the internal realities and actions [which they represent and apply]. This analogy or proportion ...
Author: Robert Rollock
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Robert Rollock is best remembered today for the role he played in the development of Reformed covenant theology, a role defined especially by the uniquely mature treatment of a pre-fall covenant of works discovered in his thought. However, scholarship on Rollock's covenant thought has until now been based almost entirely on an early modern English translation of Rollock's Tractatus de vocatione efficaci (1597), and has overlooked discussion of the covenant of works found both in Rollock's 1596 Quaestiones et responsiones aliquot de Foedere Dei, deque Sacramento quod foederis Dei sigillum est and his 1593 Romans commentary. This volume offers the first complete English translation of Rollock's 1596 catechism as well as English translations of relevant sections from his Romans commentary that deal with the subject of God's covenants with man. Thus this volume stands to offer students of Reformed covenant theology a better understanding of Rollock's thought and the contribution he made to the evolution of Reformed theology, particularly on the matter of God's covenant with humankind before the fall.
I do not therefore pretend to answer the objections that have been raised to the administration of the sacraments . They would lead into too wide a field of discussion . I appeal to the plain words of Scripture ; to the simple narration ...
Author: John Prentiss Kewley HenshawPublish On: 1831
How important , then , are the benefits arising from the practical influence of this sacrament , considered as an oft - repeated renewal of our covenant dedication to God ? To partake of the full benefits of this sacrament as a Federal ...
And what we concede to a mere act of spiritual faith , should we not also most readily attribute to those sacraments wbich Christ ordained ? In the case of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism , are we not justified in accepting the article of ...