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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: 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
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 05:29
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 03:14
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1480

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