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The Sacramental-Moral Theology of Bernard Häring, C.Ss.R.
Kathleen A. Cahalan
ISBN: 9780814651742, 5174
Details: 264 pgs , 6 x 9
Publication Date: 06/01/2004
The Christian life is an imitation of Christ's response to Goda religious response to Gods initiative. We are called to make all responsesreligion and moralityacts of adoring worship and praise. This sacramental theology is the fundamental moral theology of Bernard Häring, CSsR, whose contributions as a twentieth-century theologian have prepared the way of renewal in Catholic theology today.
Part One of this book introduces Bernard Häring and his place in the history of Roman Catholic moral theology. Part Two examines the central concepts of Härings sacramental-moral theology: responsibility, Christ as Word of God and High Priest, the human person as word and worshiper, and the sacraments as dialogue and response. In Part III the author illustrates how Häring takes a minor categorythe virtue of religionand places it at the center of moral life.
Chapters under Part I: Bernard Häring and Roman Catholic Moral Theology are "Reassessing Bernard Härings Moral Theology, and "Moral Theology and Sacramental Practice. Chapters under Part II: The Dogmatic Foundations of Härings Sacramental-Moral Theology are Word and Response: The Theological Foundations of the Religious-Moral Life, and Sacraments as Word and Response. Chapters under Part III: The Christian Moral Life and the Virtue of Religion are The Theological and Moral Virtues and the Virtue of Religion, and The Interior and Exterior Acts of the Virtue of Religion. Chapters under the Conclusion are Bernard Häring and Contemporary Proposals in Liturgy and Ethics: Critique and Contributions.
Kathleen A. Cahalan, PhD, is assistant professor of pastoral theology and ministry at St. Johns University, School of Theology•Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota.