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Religious disillusionment and the cross: an augustinian reflection

This article sets forth disillusionment as a category for exploring the theological issue of sinfulness in the Church. It considers examples of how Vatican documents and acts of reconciliation in the last decade have been careful to draw distinctions between the faults of individual Christians and the holiness of the Church itself. It presents Augustine as one for whom significant disillusionment, even with the Church, became an avenue for embracing the cross in the broadest ecclesiological context.

Author: Michael C. McCarthy
Publisher: S.n., s.l., 2007
Volume:
48
Pages:
577-592
Periodical:
The Heythrop Journal
Number:
4
Format: Article
Topic: - Doctrine > Man > [Angoisse. Solitude] > [Faiblesse humain]
- Doctrine > From man to God > Jesus Christ. Redemption. Sacraments. Church. Grace. Mariology. > Christology > [Croix de Christ. Christ crucifié. Passion] > Cross
- Doctrine > From man to God > Jesus Christ. Redemption. Sacraments. Church. Grace. Mariology. > [Cité de Dieu. Ecclésiologie] > Schism, Heresy > [Scandales - Simonie] > [Scandale] > Church
- Doctrine > From man to God > Jesus Christ. Redemption. Sacraments. Church. Grace. Mariology. > [Cité de Dieu. Ecclésiologie] > [Église : thèmes] > [Ecclesia permixta]
- Influence and Survival > [Époque Contemporaine (1789-1960)] > Relevance of Augustine > [Etats-Unis]
- Doctrine > General studies > [Théologie. Thèmes] > [Thèmes] > [Theologia crucis]
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