What is a sacrament? Translated from the French by A. Manson by A. Manson.


[1st American ed.].. New York, Hawthorn Books [1963] .

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Subjects Sacraments -- Catholic Church.
Series Twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism ; 49.
Description 174 pages 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1963]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 174).
Contents I. A world of signs -- The religion of Christ is embedded in ritual worship -- Christ, the sacrament of God -- The church, the sacrament of Christ -- In a world of signs -- II. Signs and men -- Man in his natural condition -- Man conditioned by sin -- Man the craftsman -- III. Towards the definition of a sacrament -- The original ambiguity of the Word -- The sacrament-secret in Greek -- The mysteries of faith -- Sacrament-oath, engagement in Tertullian -- Sacrament, rite and mystery -- The sacrament-sign in St. Augustine -- The sign -- The Christian signs -- Sacraments as signs of Christ and the church, according to St. Thomas Aquinas -- A sacrament is a social sign -- St. Thomas and Christian signs -- IV. The Structure of the sacramental sign -- The mystery of salvation in the sign -- The sacramentum tantum or "that which is simply a sign" -- That which is "reality and sign" (Res et Sacramentum) in the Eucharist -- "Reality and sign" (Res et Sacramentum) in those sacraments that confer a "character" -- First stage: scripture -- Second stage: the faith of the fathers of the church -- Third stage: the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas -- Union with Christ through the "character" -- Incorporation in the church through the "character" -- Incorporation in the church through the "character" -- "Reality and sign" (Res et Sacramentum) in penance, marriage and extreme unction -- Grace and glory in all the sacraments: reality but not sign -- The mystery of Christ and sacramental grace -- The various kinds of sacramental grace -- Baptism -- Confirmation -- The Eucharist -- Penance -- Extreme unction -- Holy orders -- Marriage -- Sacramental grace, the seed of resurrection and glory -- Baptism -- Confirmation -- The Eucharist -- Penance -- Extreme unction -- Holy orders -- Marriage -- V. Christ Instituted the seven sacraments -- The elements under discussion -- The teaching of the church -- Understanding what we believe -- The visible elements of the sacraments -- The institution of the sacraments without an intermediary -- The institution of the sacraments through intermediaries ("mediately") -- From the implicit to the explicit -- General observations
VI. The seven sacraments and the way they make man holy -- the church becomes conscious of possessing seven sacraments -- The seven sacraments and man's sanctification -- The formation of the individual as a social member of the church -- The healing of spiritual disease in individuals as members of the church -- The numerical and spiritual increase of the community -- VII. Christ's presence in the sacraments -- How the fathers interpreted the Scriptures -- Tradition forsaken -- What the faith teaches -- The distinction between sacraments of the New Law and Those of the Old -- The Sacraments are necessary for salvation -- The efficacy of the sacraments -- Synthesis: the mystery of Christ in the sacraments -- The incarnation, the sacraments and the church -- a sacrament is a meeting-place between God and man in Christ and the church -- Related Questions -- Faith and the truth (or validity) of a sacrament -- How sacraments "revive" -- The normal conditions of sacramental causality -- The causality of the sacraments of the Old Testament -- The sacramentals: complementary signs of the sacramental economy -- VIII. The sacraments as a source of spiritual life -- The minister of the sacraments -- Who is the minister? -- The minimum requirements in a minister of the sacraments -- The holiness required from the minister of the sacraments -- The recipient of the sacraments and the spiritual life.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)331585
(OCoLC)ocm00331585
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WorldCat Identities Piault, Bernard.
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