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The Sacramental Cure

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149258
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.003.0011

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 The Sacramental Cure

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Bonaventure uses “sacrament” to refer to all signs of faith in the Redeemer, even those that are not explicitly focused on Jesus of Nazareth. He refers to this as the “diversity” of the sacraments. “Sacraments” in this sense were instituted from the very beginning, but they have enjoyed diversity through three different ages and their concomitant laws: the law of nature, the law of scripture, and the law of grace.

Keywords: sacraments; law of nature; law of scripture; law of grace; baptism; Eucharist; penance; orders; matrimony

Chapter.  5104 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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