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The Mystery of Faith : A Christian Creed for Today - William V. Dych

The Mystery of Faith

A Christian Creed for Today

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At the center of the Eucharistic liturgy we are called on to proclaim "the mystery of our faith." Using Scripture and contemporary theology, this book analyzes this phrase, in particular the word "mystery," to reveal its concrete meaning as a sacrament or symbol of faith. Dych draws on the work of Josef Jungmann, who concluded from his historical research on the Eucharist that this symbol summarized and recapitulated for the early Church the Christian faith in its unity and entirety. These words "the mystery of faith," along with their accompanying actions, can function for us today in the same way: as what Karl Rahner calls "a short formula of Christian faith." In its exploration of "the mystery of faith," this work integrates many areas of theology: Christology and soteriology, Church and sacraments, and the Trinity. Through these differing disciplines and the work's own unique approach, it offers theology students, priests, and all adult Catholics a new way of addressing the question of how to live and hand on the mystery of faith.

ISBN: 9780814655146
ISBN-10: 0814655149
Series: Michael Glazier Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 1st January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.6  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14