Trinitarian Ecclesiology: Charles Journet, the Divine Missions, and the Mystery of the Church
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
Sales Date: 2023-12-01
Available: December 2023
Series: Thomistic Ressourcement Series
Page Count: 432 Pages
Dimensions: 5.50 x 8.50
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Trinitarian Ecclesiology is an example of this approach to the mystery of the Church that places the divine missions at the head and the heart of the work. The order of Journet's work is based on the four causes of the Church. Journet situates the treatise on the hierarchy in its proper place as belonging to the efficient cause of the Church in order to treat the more central mystery of the Church in her formal and material causes, namely the sanctifying gift of fully Christic charity and its visible manifestation.
While Journet's magisterial work may already be identified as a Trinitarian Ecclesiology, recent research into the Trinitarian theology of St. Thomas Aquinas has deepened our understanding of his teaching, particularly in the way that creatures can relate to the divine persons in the divine missions. With a clearer understanding of the relation of creatures to the divine persons rooted in grace and its effects, a deeper vision of the mystery of the Church emerges, one that sees the Church as the visible mission of the Holy Spirit, inseparably joined with the visible mission of the Son in the Incarnation. The Great Mystery of Christ and the Church is the unity of the visible missions of the Son and the Spirit who have been sent into the world for our salvation.
"A major contribution to ecclesiology...there are no other books in the field with which this will compete!"?Michael Sirilla , author of The Ideal Bishop: Aquinas's Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles