Sacred Actions In Modern Catholicism

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

This article traces the development of a Catholic view of the sacraments since the medieval period. This development shows a great respect for the tradition which has shaped it, but also shows new emphases offered in response to the Reformation and later theological thought.

In the later Middle Ages (from the twelfth century onward) Aristotelian philosophy provided the foundation for scholastic theology as it sought to express in logical terms how divine initiative and human response come...


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