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Vatican II on the Liturgical Presence of Christ

O'Collins, Gerald (2012) Vatican II on the Liturgical Presence of Christ. Irish Theological Quarterly, 77. pp. 3-17. ISSN 0021-1400

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    In its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum concilium, December 1963), Vatican II listed five modes in which the risen Christ is actively present in the liturgical celebrations of the Church. Four of these five modes emerge strongly in the revised rites published from 1969 into the 1970s. But post-Vatican II sacramental theology has not displayed much interest in the five modes of Christ’s presence. The lack of an analysis of ‘presence’ may be a major reason for this neglect. The article proposes ten characteristics of presence: as relational, mediated, personal, free, transformative, costly, bodily, multiform, feminine, and future-oriented.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Christ, liturgy, Vatican II, presence
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
    Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 15:29
    Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 14:14
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1480

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