Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2015

Publication Source

Theological Studies

Abstract

Otto Semmelroth played a major role in advancing the notion of the church as sacrament at Vatican II. His preconciliar works as well as his participation in working groups and committees were instrumental in introducing this systematic concept into the 1963 draft of Lumen gentium. His commentaries on the document disclose how his own understanding of the historical and eschatological dimensions of the church as sacrament was enriched through the process of developing the final 1964 text. Semmelroth’s nuanced treatment of this progressive theme enables him to serve as a mediating figure in the continuing ecclesiological controversies of today.

Inclusive pages

65-86

ISBN/ISSN

0040-5639

Document Version

Postprint

Comments

The article available in the repository is the author's accepted manuscript; the version of record may contain minor differences that have come about in the copy editing and layout processes.

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Society of Jesus in the United States of America

Volume

76

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

church as sacrament, Lumen gentium, Mystical Body of Christ, Semmelroth, Vatican II

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