Symbol and Sacrament: A Sacramental Reinterpretation of Christian Existence

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Liturgical Press, 1995 - 569 páginas

This work comes at an opportune hour: a time in which many complain that contemporary theology lacks a general theory of sacraments.

Chauvet charts a reorientation in sacramental theology from the scholastic treatments, which appropriated the metaphysical categories of causality and substance to develop an essentially instrumentalist appreciation of grace, in favor of an approach through the category of symbol." In this approach the subject is as much "grasped" (and transformed) by the symbolic representation as is the object being interpreted.

Chauvet commands a wealth of scholarship which he deploys to powerful effect. His work in developing a foundational theology of sacramentality will remain the standard for years to come.

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Chapter
7
The Productionist Scheme of Representation
21
The Ontotheological Representation of the Relation
37
Overcoming OntoTheology?
46
A Transitive Way
54
Theology and Philosophy
63
Theology and Psychoanalysis
76
Toward Sacrament
82
The Letter the Rite and the Body
262
Eucharistic Prayer Number 2
268
A Point of Passage
281
The AntiSacrificial Status
290
A Sacrifice?
297
The Thesis of R Girard
303
Sacrifice of Expiation and Sacrifice of Communion
310
Chapter Nine
321

Language Creative Expression
88
How the Subject Comes to Be through Language
92
Consent to the Presence of the Absence
98
Two Levels of Language
112
The Two Poles of Every Language
124
The Performance Dimension of the Act of Symbolization
130
The Symbolic Efficacy of Rites
135
Language as Writing
141
The Sacramentality of the Faith
152
Introduction
159
Story of Emmaus
161
The Story of the Disciples on the Road to Emmaus
167
Remarks on the Function of the Church
180
Pastoral Openness
187
The Christian Bible and Liturgy
195
The Connection of the Book to the Social Body
204
The Reading of the Book in the Liturgical Ecclesia
210
Precipitate of the Scriptures
220
Chapter Seven
228
The Eschatological Status of the Christian Cult
239
Jesus and the Cult
240
The Easter Tear
247
The Cultic Vocabulary of Christians at the Beginning
254
Ritual Language in Our Culture
327
Symbolic Programming and Reiteration
339
A Symbolic Economy of Spareness
346
Evangelizing Rituality
353
The Symbolization of Sociality and Tradition
359
The Symbolization of the Hidden Order of Desire
365
The Corporality of the Faith
372
The Enfleshment of Faith
376
A Symbolic Approach to the Mystery of the Eucharistic Body
389
Chapter Eleven
409
The Subjectivist Impasse
416
The Language of Faith and the Language of Liturgy
426
Sacramental Grace
438
Summary
444
Chapter Twelve
450
The Presuppositions of This Sacramental Theology Relative
474
The Inclusion of Jesus Concrete Life in the Easter Mystery
487
A Symbolic Meontology
499
The Spirit or the Difference of God Inscribing Itself
518
Places of Grace
531
The Equipoise of the Christological and Pneumatological
545
Indexes
557
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Sobre el autor (1995)

Fr. Louis-Marie Chauvet is a professor of sacramental theology at the Institut Catholique, Paris. He has published numerous works and is the author of Symbol and Sacrament also published by Liturgical Press.

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