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The Trinity, the Church, and the Sacraments

Charles Morerod

in The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557813
Published online January 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557813.003.0032

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Trinity, the Church, and the Sacraments

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This article analyzes the interrelation among the doctrine of Trinity, the Church, and the Sacraments. It explains that the Trinity, the Church and the Sacraments are inseparably linked in Christian faith because the Church sees her faith in her sacramental practice, which in turn is based on Trinitarian faith. It argues that the theology of the Church requires first not an account of its visible structures but an account of how humans, through the missions of Christ and the Holy Spirit, come to share in the relationships of the divine Persons.

Keywords: Trinity; Church; Sacraments; Christian faith; sacramental practice; Trinitarian faith; Christ; Holy Spirit; divine Persons

Article.  6893 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Philosophy of Religion ; Religious Studies

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