The Significance of Congar's Legacy

Elizabeth Teresa Groppe

in Yves Congar's Theology of the Holy Spirit

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166422
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835638 | DOI:

Series: An American Academy of Religion Book

The Significance of Congar's Legacy

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This chapter concludes the analysis with reflection on the contemporary significance of Congar’s integration of pneumatological anthropology and pneumatological ecclesiology. The author uses Congar’s theology of the Holy Spirit as the basis for the formulation of constructive proposals on three issues facing the theological discipline today: the discussion as to whether the Catholic Church is a hierarchy or a democracy, the suitability of “persons in communion” as a framework for ecclesiological discourse, and reflection on the personhood of the Holy Spirit and the theology of appropriations.

Keywords: Hierarchy; Democracy; Person; Communion; Appropriations

Chapter.  15024 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christian Theology

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