Corpus Mysticum : The Eucharist and the Church in the Middle Ages: Historical Survey
One of the major figures of twentieth-century Catholic theology, Henri Cardinal de Lubac was known for his attention to the doctrine of the church and its life within the contemporary world. In Corpus Mysticum de Lubac investigates a particular understanding of the relation of the church to the eucharist. He sets out the nature of the church as communion, a doctrine that influenced the thinking of the Second Vatican Council. With the publication of Corpus Mysticum, this important text of contemporary Catholic ecclesiology and sacramental theology is available for the first time in an English translation. Its publication fills a significant gap in the range of de Lubac's works available to English-speaking scholars. It will be an important resource in the widespread and ongoing ecumenical discussions among Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox theologians.
- Paperback | 334 pages
- 149.86 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
- 01 Sep 2007
- University of Notre Dame Press
- Illustrations, black and white
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"This is the first translation into English of the entire text of Cardinal de Lubac's second major work. . . . It is one of de Lubac's influential works and the source of the phrase 'the Eucharist makes the church.' . . . Absolutely essential for all libraries supporting graduate level programs in theology and for those supporting undergraduate seminary programs." --"Catholic Library World"
About S J Henry Cardinal De Lubac
His Eminence Henri Cardinal de Lubac, SJ (1896-1991), a French Jesuit, is considered to be one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. He is the author of a number of books, including Catholicism and Theology in History.