Mysterium Ecclesiae: Images of the Church and Its Members in Origen

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Peeters Publishers, 2001 - 856 páginas
Starting-point of this book is that for Origen the object of religious knowledge is a mystery. Therefore he shrinks from using 'definitions', by which in his opinion the mystery is literally 'restricted'. This also applies to the Church. About her can only be spoken 'in a manner of speaking' and by means of images. The Bible itself leads the way in this respect. Therefore one must not stick to the literal meaning of the text, but one must try to understand it spiritually. Origen traces the meaning of the biblical images of the Church. Sometimes he elaborates them or puts them in a new context. But he also creates new images to describe the Church and already detects in the Old Testament all kinds of types of the Church. Analyzing all these images the author gives insight in Origen's ecclesiology.
 

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INTRODUCTION
1
METHOD
9
FAMILIA CHRISTI
20
CHAPTER 1
25
THE BODY OF CHRIST AND ITS MEMBERS
64
Mouth
87
Soul
94
Summary
105
Cycle of Patriarchs
379
THE EXODUS CYCLE
397
CITY AND STATE
488
SUMMARY
509
INTRODUCTION
515
FIELD AND PLANTING
526
TREES AND PLANTS
532
ANIMALS
569

MAN AND WOMAN
131
THE CHURCH AS THE BRIDE OF CHRIST
139
THE BRIDE AND THE BRIDESMAIDS
171
THE WHORE
177
A EUNUCH
186
MOTHER
203
SONS
218
DAUGHTERS
232
Summary
244
HOUSE
259
TABERNACLE
310
TEMPLE
318
SUMMARY
339
CHAPTER 5
355
THE MOUNTAIN
606
Summary
613
CLOUDS
639
A preexistent church?
649
Christ
655
Grace
663
The sanctity of the church
670
The apostolic character of the church
679
The eschaton
687
BIBLIOGRAPHY
693
Index of references and citations
723
General index
821
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