Church: A Spirited Communion by Michael G. LawlerChurch: A Spirited Communion by Michael G. Lawler

Church: A Spirited Communion

byMichael G. Lawler

Paperback | March 1, 1995

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Theologians today take for granted that the principal achievement of the Second Vatican Council was its Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, "Lumen Gentium." The central core of this central document - its Vision of Church as communion - is also being taken for granted. But this Vision was hard won - or, rather, recovered - at the Council, and its significance should not be allowed to fade with time or familiarity.

"The Church: A Spirited Communion" emanates from the ecclesiology of Vatican II as a systematic treatment of this Vision of communion: graced, prophetic, sacramental, spiritual, and ministerial. It is about a Church in communion with the laity, the hierarchy, and with al the Churches. Since Church" is God in communion with the faithful, this book is primarily theo-logical and only secondarily ecclesio-logical. It is primarily about the God who is Triune, who calls the Church into existence, and who seeks in every age a people who adhere to "God rather than men" (Acts 5:29)."

Title:Church: A Spirited CommunionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.44 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Liturgical Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814658210

ISBN - 13:9780814658215