Christianity and the
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Křesťanství a „realita lidského života“
Christianity and the "Reality of Life"

The Project of the Phenomenological Theology of Edward Farley

Author(s): Josef Mikulášek
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: Edward Farley;Phenomenological Theology;Church;Authority of the Church;Human Authenticity;Ecclesial Intersubjectivity;Human Alienation;Lumen Gentium

Summary/Abstract: This article aims to present Edward Farley‘s book entitled Ecclesial Man: A Social Phenomenology of Faith and Reality to a Czech theological audience. The book by this American Protestant theologian is a result of his efforts to create a "phenomenological theology" that expresses itself as a fundamental theology about the Church and provides solid prolegomena to the study of systematic ecclesiology. For our postmodern and post-Christian society, Ecclesial Man provides an outline of Christianity as a singular pre-reflective reality of the church inter-subjectively constituted and reflects how this reality is uniquely related to the existence of human beings and to the salvation of human authenticity and finality. The book therefore offers an opportunity and impulses for a deeper reflection and self-understanding of the Church as a sacrament or as "sign and instrument of the inner union with God and of the unity of the whole human race" (LG 1).

  • Issue Year: XXI/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 77-97
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Czech