Defense Date

2-11-2014

Graduation Date

2014

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Theology

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

William M. Wright, IV

Committee Member

Sebastian Madathummuriyil

Committee Member

Bogdan Bucur

Keywords

Eucharist, Henri de Lubac, One Table, Origen, Spiritual Exegesis, Vatican II

Abstract

Henri de Lubac heavily impacted the Second Vatican Council, Dei Verbum in particular. De Lubac immensely contributed toward the renewal of the ancient doctrine of the One Table, especially with his eucharistic ecclesiology (that found its way into Lumen Gentium), and his retrieval of spiritual exegesis, especially through the genius of Origen. Chapters two and three of this dissertation present a synopsis of de Lubac's retrieval of scriptural exegesis and his eucharistic ecclesiology.

Henri de Lubac heavily impacted the Second Vatican Council, Dei Verbum in particular. De Lubac immensely contributed toward the renewal of the ancient doctrine of the One Table, especially with his eucharistic ecclesiology (that found its way into Lumen Gentium), and his retrieval of spiritual exegesis, especially through the genius of Origen. Chapters two and three of this dissertation present a synopsis of de Lubac's retrieval of scriptural exegesis and his eucharistic ecclesiology.

Against this backdrop, chapter four interprets the meaning of the One Table as it can be found in the documents of the Second Vatican Council. As recovered by de Lubac, the principles found in ancient Christian hermeneutics taken together with his eucharistic ecclesiology serve to elucidate the meaning of the One Table. In conclusion, this work offers some theological, liturgical, pastoral and ecumenical suggestions flowing from the recovery of the One Table of God's Word and Christ's Body.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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