Author

Eric S. Dart

Defense Date

3-30-2016

Graduation Date

2016

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Theology

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Radu Bordeianu

Committee Member

Elochukwu Uzukwu

Committee Member

Sebastian Madathummuriyll

Keywords

ARCIC, Ecumenical Dialogue, Karl Rahner, Mystery, Postcritical Theology, Symbol

Abstract

This dissertation examines the ecumenical relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion and the necessity for a symbolic cognitive and narrative conversion in both communions. Drawing upon Karl Rahner's theology of symbol, this dissertation argues that such a cognitive and narrative conversion is determined by the interpretation and appropriation of God's mystery as the origin and goal of Christian activity and belief. As such, there is a demand for a second naïveté in both communions, whereby, the methods employed by ecumenical dialogue extend beyond the logic of criticism and seek to embrace a postcritical logic of symbol.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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