|By James Arraj. 100pp, paper, $10. Printed copies are available. Copyright 1994 .
James Arraj. ISBN: 0-914073-08-7
To Emile Mersch
The structure of this work is quite simple, and its goal simpler still.
If it convinces you to read Emile Mersch's The Theology of the Mystical Body it will have served a useful purpose. If it shows something of his genius, that would be even better, and if it allows you a glimpse of the mystery of the whole Christ, that would be what Mersch had always worked for.
Chapter 1 looks at Mersch's life and writings and the tragic circumstances that overtook him and his final manuscript of The Theology of the Mystical Body.
Chapter 2 examines the contents of that book.
Chapter 3 tries to penetrate Mersch's deep
philosophical vision which embraces:
Chapter 4 examines the heart of Mersch's theological vision, which is the very consciousness of the humanity of Jesus. This was an attempt at what Mersch calls a meta-metaphysics, or an ontology of the supernatural firmly centered on Christ in whom all the mysteries of Christianity take on their fullness of meaning.
Chapters 5 through 8 apply Mersch's vision to a variety of theological questions: creating a new theological foundation for mystical theology, creation and original sin, the supernatural, and Christian knowledge.
"A well-structured and convincing presentation which delivers all the essentials of the subject and invites you to go to the work which it has summarized." Nouvelle Revue Theologique
"Arraj is right in valuing the theology of E. Mersch and in encouraging a deeper reading of his master work." Gregorianum
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Life and Writings
Chapter 2: The Theology of the Mystical Body
Chapter 3: The Unity of the Human
Unity: The Human Consciousness of Jesus and the Consciousness of Christians
The Human Consciousness of Jesus in the Rest of The Theology of the Mystical Body
The Human Consciousness of Jesus and the Trinity
The Dynamism of the Human Consciousness of Jesus
Chapter 6: Creation and Original
Conclusion: Mersch's VisionNotes
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