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By Miroslav Volf

ISBN-10: 0802844405

ISBN-13: 9780802844408

In After Our Likeness, Miroslav Volf explores the connection among folks and group in Christian theology. He seeks to counter the traits towards individualism in Protestant ecclesiology and provides neighborhood its due.

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Through the sacraments and the word, there occurs that unique interweaving of human "I" and divine "Thou" in the ecclesial "We" that actually 130. Ratzinger, Das neue Volk, 148. 131. See Ratzinger, Prinzipienlehre, 130. 132. Ratzinger, "Dogmatische Formeln," 32f. 133. , 33. In this sense, one can speak of a "history of the Christian faith" (see in this regard Ratzinger, Dogmengeschichte). 134. See Ratzinger, Report, 76. 135. Reid, "Report," 131. 136. Neither, of course, can the resolutions of councils create truth.

170. Ratzinger, "Glaube," 538. 171. Ratzinger also speaks about the rights of individual Christians and about those of die community (see Ratzinger, "Demokratisierung," 38£), and he does mention the necessity of the practical "modes of mutual exchange and of mutual care" (Ratzinger, Das neue Volk, 216); the center of gravity, however, resides in spirituality and service. 172. Ratzinger, Cemeinschaft, 140. 173. See Ratzinger, Das neue Volk, 142, 189. 174. See Ratzinger, "Warum," 60. 175. See Legrand, Realisation, 216.

Ibid, 29. 200. Ratzinger, Das neue Volk 243; cf. Ratzinger, Volk, 146. 201. Ratzinger, Church, 20. Ratzinger has written little about the Trinity, though key passages in his argumentation do regularly contain brief references to the relations between the triune God and human beings. These references, however, reflect what closer examination confirms, namely, that all the crucial elements in his ecclesiology and entire theology are rooted in the doctrine of the Trinity. The entire life of the church, including its spirituality and structures, is shaped in correspondence to a certain understanding of the Trinity.

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