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Sacramental Forgiveness as a Gift of God

Sacramental Forgiveness as a Gift of God

Author: Eric Luijten

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042913053

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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What is the theological place of the Holy Spirit with respect to the forgiveness of sins in the sacrament of penance? This study examines the role of the Spirit in the theology of sacramental forgiveness of Thomas Aquinas (1224/5-1274), who is often blamed for the "Geistvergessenheit" of Western theology. In the first part of this study it is shown that in Thomas' theology notions like guilt and forgiveness function within the context of a relationship of friendship between God and human beings. Constitutive for this relationship is the indwelling of God, which is 'appropriated' to the Holy Spirit. It is explained that Thomas understands appropriation, i.e. the practice of ascribing to divine Persons individually what belongs to the divine essence in general, as a part of proper God-talk, which takes into account the limitations of our language vis-a-vis God. In the second part of this study, it is argued that the notion of the causality of the sacrament of penance, i.e. that it effects the forgiveness of sins that it signifies, can only be evaluated properly if the sacrament of penance is not only seen as prolongation of the incarnation, i.e. the visible mission of the Son, but also as accompanied by the continous invisible mission of the Holy Spirit. Eric Luijten (1964) has been a research-fellow of the Catholic Theological University at Utrecht, the Netherlands, and at present is rector of studies of the Arienskonvikt, the priest seminary of the archdiocese Utrecht and the diocese Groningen.

The Love of God Poured Out: Grace and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in St. Thomas Aquinas

The Love of God Poured Out: Grace and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in St. Thomas Aquinas

Author: John Meinert

Publisher: Emmaus Academic

ISBN: 9781947792401

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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What is the relationship between the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the action of grace? John Meinert’s The Love of God Poured Out enters into the major positions and debates within Thomism to forge a new synthesis on this topic within the greater body of scholarship existing today. Meinert reads Aquinas’s thought on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and grace in an integral and analogous way. Not only does The Love of God Poured Out aid scholars in understanding Aquinas’s thought on these two issues, it also once more clarifies the truth that the Holy Spirit and his gifts are neither a devout appendix to moral theology nor a pious nod to tradition. They are the heart and height of the moral life, a life lived subditus Deo.

Beauty and the Augsburg Confession

Beauty and the Augsburg Confession

Author: Gaven M. Mize

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359415724

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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To overcome a deficit of art portraying the biblical narratives in churches rooted in the Reformation, Gaven M. Mize and Robert E. Rojas Jr., both active Lutheran pastors, have produced Beauty and the Augsburg Confession: Art Devotion. They provide a theological discourse written in homiletical study for each of the articles of the Augsburg Confession, that document that like no other encapsulates what Lutherans believe. For each of these small chapter an appropriate corresponding work of arts is placed. This is not the first time Pastor Mize has done and with Pastor Rojas continues to demonstrate a mastery of Christian art from the Middle Ages up to the present. Mize and Rojas open for us a another dimension in showing us how art along with the word can open to us the mind of God. In fact this is what the incarnation is all about: Jesus is the exact image of God.

Thinking about Faith

Thinking about Faith

Author: Tibor Horvath

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773560079

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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Following the classic form of a summa, each chapter begins with a question and offers answers in the context of the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Eternity and Eternal Life, the third volume in the series, which deals with hope, was published in 1993; the second volume, on faith, is forthcoming.

The Discovery of Being and Thomas Aquinas

The Discovery of Being and Thomas Aquinas

Author: Christopher M. Cullen, SJ

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

ISBN: 9780813231877

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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"Contributions to this volume examine three main areas relating to the metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas: the foundation of metaphysics within Thomism; the use of metaphysics in fundamental philosophical issues within Thomism; and the use of metaphysics in central theological issues"--

A Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy

A Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy

Author: Herman Selderhuis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004248915

Category: History

Page: 700

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An international team of renowned scholars give an oversight of the history and theology of Reformed Orthodoxy (± 1550-1750). The renewed interest in this fascinating period in intellectual history is documented in this Companion.

Christ's Gift, Our Response

Christ's Gift, Our Response

Author: Benjamin Durheim

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814683484

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Sacramental theology has often been a challenging area of conversation between Catholics and Protestants. In Christ’s Gift, Our Response, Benjamin Durheim envisions a collaborative way forward, forging a conversation between two contemporary approaches to the connection between sacraments and ethics. Drawing primarily from Louis-Marie Chauvet and the Finnish school of Luther interpretation, Durheim constructs a mutually enriching theological dialogue. Beyond comparison and contrast, this is an attempt to draw these theologies together as sources for each other, rather than as competitors.

The Sacraments

The Sacraments

Author: Louis-Marie Chauvet

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814662816

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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Why, from its very beginnings, has the Church celebrated the sacraments, in particular baptism and Eucharist? Why, from its origin, has faith in Christ, which is expressed in a human, free, just, loving way of living, ruled by the gospel, also been expressed in the language of rites? The Sacraments by Louis-Marie Chauvet offers reflections on the theology, celebration, and pastoral usage of the sacraments. It is a textbook version of Chauvet's, Symbol and Sacrament published by The Liturgical Press in 1995 that was acclaimed by theologians as offering a fresh theology of the sacraments from a perspective other than scholastic theology.

With the Silent Glimmer of God's Spirit

With the Silent Glimmer of God's Spirit

Author: Lambert Leijssen

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809144372

Category: Religion

Page: 147

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"With the Silent Glimmer of God's Spirit gives a comprehensive account of recent developments in sacramental theology in the context of postmodern thinking. How can we think and speak about the sacraments in our postmodern world, with its suspicion of static and rigid categories? The author resolves this by using the concepts of "gift" and "icon," both of which imply interaction between giver and recipient, between the reality looked at and the one looking."--BOOK JACKET.

Seven Sacraments

Seven Sacraments

Author: Anselm Grun

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0860124134

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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" The sacraments are signs of how the Church actually treats such major themes as birth and death, health and sickness, growing up, love, responsibility, mission and guilt, and acts with regard to them. These are central topics addressed by all the sacraments." The best selling Benedictine Fr. Anselm Gru n applies his extensive counselling experience, great fund of common sense, biblical insight, and analytical training to the seven sacraments recognized by the Catholic Church: Baptism, Eucharist (or Communion), Confirmation, Reconciliation (Penance or Confession), Marriage, Ordination, and Anointing of the Sick. Each sacrament's meaning is examined, as well as its history, its form past and present, and its impact on the life of those who receive it and those who administer it. Gru n also suggests how the sacraments could be made more relevant to Christians living in the twenty-first century.

The Seven Sacraments Elementary Edition

The Seven Sacraments Elementary Edition

Author: Sophia Institute for Teachers

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9781622822171

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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The Seven Sacraments is a compilation of 10 supplemental lesson plans, enabling you to go beyond the limitations of current textbooks by offering a more comprehensive, in-depth,and engaging approach. Every self-contained lesson in this guide is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and gives you everything you need to help your students encounter Christ in the Sacraments. Each lesson is designed in a flexible, modular format, and includes: Essential questionsConnections to the Catechism of the Catholic ChurchAccessible and engaging background readingComprehension and critical thinking questionsWarm-up / bell workMain activity such as primary source analysis, role-playing, class discussion, creative assignments, and many othersHomework and extension options"Becoming Like Christ" extension that helps students live the FaithBiblical memorizationAge-appropriate Catechism memorization suggestions Lessons What Is a Sacrament? What is the secret and joyful realm of the Sacraments?Why are Sacraments effective whether we feel them or not? The Institution of the Eucharist Why is the Eucharist the Source and Summit of our Faith?How did Jesus institute this sacrament?What were Christ's claims and commandments at the Last Supper? Old and New: Eucharistic Typology How does the New Testament lie hidden in the Old, and how s the Old unveiled in the New? Baptism What is Baptism?How can it be possible that we die to live? Confirmation How do we know when something belongs to us?If Baptism brings us into Christian life, and Reconciliation forgives sins, then why should we bother with Confirmation? Eucharist What is the Eucharist?What Are Its Fruits?How do we receive the Eucharist, and why do we need to receive it often?Why can't everyone receive the Eucharist? Isn't it wrong to exclude people?What is the structure and purpose of Holy Mass? Penance and Reconciliation Why should I go to Confession when I can just tell God I'm sorry in my prayers?Can my sins be so bad that God won't forgive me? Anointing of the Sick What are the effects of Anointing of the Sick?What are the Cardinal Virtues, and how can they help us receive God's grace? Holy Orders Who are the successors of the Apostles?Why can only men be priests? Matrimony How is what Christ did for humanity like what spouses do for each other?How is divine love reflected in married love? This resource facilitates experiential learning with sacred art including works by: Fra AngelicoJacopo BassanoRaphaelRembrandtVan DykeLeandro Miguel Velasco Your students will read and analyze primary sources including excerpt from: St. AmbroseSt. Melito of SardisAge-appropriate excerpts from Catechism of the Catholic Church In addition to two Biblical memorization assignments in every lesson, your students will study in-depth and apply their knowledge of scripture passages including: Genesis 2:18, 21-25Exodus 12:1-20Ruth 1:16-17Luke 3:21-22Luke 5:1-11Luke 5:4-11John 8:4-11John 12:24John 13:4-8John 21:15-17Luke 15:11-32Luke 22:14-20Mark 10:6-9Matthew 12:21-22Matthew 4:19John 9:1-7Mark 8:22-26Mark 10:46-52Matthew 20:29-34Romans 6:3-4Galatians 3:26-28Titus 3:51 John 3:1-32 Timothy 1:6-14