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Christ, the Sacrament of the Encounter with God Paperback – 1965
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The greatest strength in Schillebeeckx's discussion is derived from the fact that he approaches the questions of sacramental theology by always reminding the reader that the primary Sacrament is the person of Jesus Christ. The implication is that Christology is the font of all sacramental theology, for Christ is the visible face of God on Earth. (To use the somewhat-scholastic phrase: He is the visible manifestation of the invisible Father.) However, by placing the sacraments in something of a subordinate role to Christ, the question of continuation is raised. It is in this way that the nature of the Church, as the Body of Christ, is explained in wholly sacramental terms, as the extension of Christ's resurrected body through time. It is from this point that the author reflects upon the nature of ecclesial action, the relationship between objective and subjective reception of the sacraments, the nature of the priesthood in relationship to the sacramental life of the Church (and Christ), and the effects of sacramental grace.Read more ›
Needless to say, this careful and comprehensive study bears the Imprimatur of Rev. George Craven, Vicar of Westminister with the Nihil Obstat of John Barton, Doctor of Divinity. I add this information for those who may dare question the orthodoxy of this monumental and important treatise. The generous personal testimony of conversion to deepening understanding of our Faith in Jesus Christ which appears in the earlier review should be all the approbation and confirmation we require to read it carefully and with all of our attention.
Truly this work traces all of salvation history of human seeking the Encounter with God and finding it at last within Jesus Christ. This study then explores every aspect of this Encounter with God in Jesus in life, and after the Ascension, within the Sacraments. Thus we come to understand the profound meaning and import of our sacramental life, and how we meet GOd within them.Read more ›