The “Non-saturation” of the Tradition of the Church Cover Image

„Nesaturovanost“ Tradice církve
The “Non-saturation” of the Tradition of the Church

Author(s): Josef Mikulášek
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: Sacred Tradition of the Church; Louis Marie Chauvet; Symbolic/Sacramental Order of the Church; Mediation of Reality; Dynamic Orthodoxy; the Church as a Learning Community

Summary/Abstract: The goal of this article is to contribute to current theological reflections on the category in which the Second Vatican Council describes the historical development of the Church: the Living Tradition. In dialogue with the social sciences we attempt to explore this Church existence in its openness as unsaturation of its present form. The interest in per¬ceiving the Church as an open system and as an emerging structure is supported by both the theological view and the social sciences view. The social sciences point out the need for coherent cooperation between the human factor and the products of reification, which form the tradition of every intersubjective community of people united by common inter¬est. This openness of the Church, of its life and of the theological reflection outlines a new direction in thinking about the Church’s service to humanity in its role as the sacrament of salvation for the entire world.

  • Issue Year: XX/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 49-73
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Czech