mystical body and its head.

by Robert Hugh Benson

Publisher: Sheed and Ward in New York

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StatementAbridged ed. of Christ in the church.
SeriesCanterbury books
LC ClassificationsBV600.5 .B45
The Physical Object
Pagination92 p.
Number of Pages92
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16622694M
LC Control Number59012095

"In Stephen Walford's new book one rediscovers the broader relevance of the Church as the 'Mystical Body of Christ,' in its three aspects as Church Militant, Church Suffering, and Church Triumphant. The author's reflections are made in the context of the fundamental mystery of communion in the Holy Trinity. Recapitulation in Christ This excerpt from Fr. Leen's book, The True Vine and Its Branches, is a study of Jesus Christ as the new Adam, and the way in which all things human are re-established in Him. He found in the Pauline Epistles a comprehensive exposition of the grace of Christ, from treating the Mystical Body itself to guidance for its principal members. As the summit of the Apostle’s doctrine, the Epistle to the Hebrews was a treatment on the Head of the Mystical Body, Christ inasmuch as He is the high priest of the New Testament. The bull proclaimed the unity of the church and identified the pope as the legitimate head of the church and the cardinals as its body. mystical body, and Christ is its sole legitimate head.

  The Church is called the Mystical Body of Christ because her members — in Heaven, on earth, and in Purgatory — are united by supernatural bonds with one another and with Christ, their Head. Thus, all together they resemble the parts of the living human body. Christ is the Light of the World.   And they reveal the need—and opportunity—for the church to reclaim its identity as an ecclesial body that dares to wade in the waters of political discernment. For over a year, Hong Kong has been inundated with footage of people being clubbed, dragged, choked, gassed, pepper-sprayed, head-stomped, bitten, blinded, stabbed, shot (with real. CATHOLIC DOCTRINE.-The communion of saints is the spiritual solidarity which binds together the faithful on earth, the souls in purgatory, and the saints in heaven in the organic unity of the same mystical body under Christ its head, and in a constant interchange of supernatural offices. II The Mystical Body III The Head of the Body IV The Soul of the Church V Scandals VI Infallibility VII The Authority of the Church VIII The Priesthood of the Church IX The Individual and the Mystical Body X The Prolongation of the Christ-Life XI The Communion of Saints XII Reparation

This truth, that the Church is the mystical body of Christ, all its members being guided and directed by Christ the head, is set forth by St. Paul in various passages, more especially in Ephesians (cf. John ). The doctrine may be summarized as follows. The secret part of God’s eternal counsels, which He kept hidden from ages past and not revealed until after the Holy Spirit was sent down at Pentecost, was twofold: first, the universal exaltation of Jesus Christ as the glorified Man over all God’s creation (Eph); second, that this glorified Man would have a mystical body in union with Him as its Head, sharing with Him in all things. --The Catholic Church is called the Mystical Body of Christ, because its members are united by supernatural bonds with one another and with Christ, their Head, thus resembling the members and head of the living human body. The term "Mystical Body of Christ" is derived from St. Paul's metaphor: "He is the head of his body, the Church" (Col. He also taught that the true church, far from being the pope and the Roman establishment, “is the number of all the elect and the mystical body of Christ, whose head Christ is; and the bride of Christ, whom of his great love he redeemed with his own blood.” (Compare Ephesians , 23; ).

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Table of Contents. Mystical body and its head. book ONE The Doctrine of the Mystical Body 1. The Church is Christ’s Body 2. Christ at Work in the Church. Canterbury books. Edition/Format: Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

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book More Info: Binding tight, text unmarked ISBN. A man never hates his own body, but he feeds it and looks after it; and that is the way Christ treats the Church, because it is his body and we are its living parts (Eph ). We, who belong to the Church, are the living parts or members of Christ's body.

"Christ is the head of the Church and saves the whole body" (Eph ). Just as Christ is. AUGUSTINE AND THE MYSTICAL BODY 75 natures, the human and the divine, He is Mediator and Head of the Church.

Thirdly, Christ is to be taken no longer as an individual, but in His fullness, that is, with the whole Church, with all the members, of whom He is the Head, as constituting one unit, one whole, one person.

of the Mystical Body by its vital connection with other revealed truths. Theology as a true science demands and achieves unity: unity in the supreme formal object of its contemplation. This unity, accord­ ing to Mersch, may be found in the Whole Christ, which is the author's conception of the Mystical Body.

Examining the Nature of the Church enables us to have a profound understanding of the Mystical Body of Christ. The most striking words with regards to the doctrine of the Mystical body can be found in the book of Acts as we read (Acts ) "But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at.

The Spirit is the soul, as it were, of the Mystical Body, the source of its life, of its unity in diversity, and of the riches of its gifts and charisms. "Hence the universal Church is seen to be 'a people brought into unity from the unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit'" (LG 4 citing St.

Cyprian, De Dom. orat PL 4, ). Coming to appreciate the meaning of the Mystical Body had a profound influence on me and, I think, on those with whom I met and prayed. In the companion volume Catholicism (New York: Image Books, pp.

) to the DVDs, there is a chapter on the Mystical Body titled “A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ. The mystical body and its head. by: Benson, Robert Hugh, Published: () The doctrine of the mystical body of Christ according to the principles of the theology of St.

Thomas /. The Church is one body with one head, Jesus Christ. And, just as my right hand can “communicate” and work with my left hand, but only through the head, so, too, in the mystical body of the Church can all the members be connected to one another and thereby be in communication.

If I stub my toe, the whole body knows about it. Mystical body of Christ, in Roman Catholicism, a mystical union of all Christians into a spiritual body with Jesus Christ as their head.

The concept is rooted in the New Testament and possibly reflects Christianity’s roots in Judaism; St. Paul’s letters to the Corinthians and Romans both use the. This, of course, is true of the Church, but the Church has also a unity of a higher order; it is not merely a moral but a mystical body.

This truth, that the Church is the mystical body of Christ, all its members being guided and directed by Christ the head, is set forth by St. Paul in various passages, more especially in Ephesians (cf. Nor does it suffice to love this Mystical Body for the glory of its divine Head and for its heavenly gifts; we must love it with an effective love as it appears in this our mortal flesh - made up, that is, of weak human elements, even though at times they are little fitted to the place which they occupy in this venerable body.

About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS MYSTICAL THEOLOGY: OUT-OF-BODY TRAVEL IN WORLD RELIGONS - Comparative Religious Mystical Theology ventures to take on the issues of Out-of-Body Travel and Mystical Theology in Different.

Mystici corporis Christi (J ) is a papal encyclical issued by Pope Pius XII during World War II, on the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ. It is one of the more important encyclicals of Pope Pius XII, because of its topic, the Church, and because its Church concept was fully included in Lumen gentium but also strongly debated /5(3).

Father Denis Fahey, (3 July – 21 January ) was an Irish Catholic priest. Fahey promoted the Catholic social teaching of Christ the King, and was involved in Irish politics through his organisation Maria firmly believed that "the world must conform to Our Divine Lord, not He to it", defending the Mystical Body of Christ without compromise.

Mystical Body Senses Five or So Senses. The Mystical Body senses enable Christians to rely on Christ as the Head of the Body. Jesus gives sustenance, energy and the knowledge of the world around us through the human senses.

The human head contains all the senses. Without sight, hearing, taste, smell or touch we are completely isolated from our surroundings. Books: Forgotten Friends. The Rev. Ephraim Radner. Novem which has Christ the High Priest as its head. Both Scripture and our inherited liturgies teach us that the fundamental purpose of the Mystical Body is to give itself wholly to the glorification of God.

But Mary as St. Bernard fittingly remarks is the ‘channel’ or, even, the neck, through which the body is joined to the head, and likewise through which the head exerts its power and strength on the body.

For she is the neck of our Head, by which all spiritual gifts are communicated to His Mystical Body. The concept of the “mystical body of Christ” dates back nearly to the church’s origins and was explored in many other works of contemporary and traditional Catholic theology. The church is the body of Christ incarnate on earth.

Christ is the head of that body, the Holy Spirit is its soul, the Eucharist its. Christ, like water, leads and directs very visibly as the head of the Household Body.

The Holy Spirit, like steam, invisibly energizes and regenerates every cell of the Mystical Body in the death and life cycle. He lovingly blossoms lives by his presence and rejuvenates members of Christ's Body. The theology of the Mystical Body finds its foundation in the writings of St.

Paul, especially Colossians (“He is head of the body, the Church”) and Romans (“For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of.

It is not the same as the union of a physical body, nor that of a business corporation. The Church, the Mystical Body, exists on this earth, and is called the Church militant, because its members struggle against the world, the flesh and the devil.

The Church suffering means the souls in Purgatory. The Church triumphant is the Church in heaven. The body (soma) that St. Paul identifies with the Church is a living reality, and like every organism requires suitable means to enter into life, to grow and mature and prosper according to its.

The sole purpose of Mary's existence is to conceive and bring forth the whole Christ, that is the Mystical Body with all its members perfect, and fitly joined together (Eph ), and one with its Head, Jesus Christ.

Mary accomplishes this in co-operation with, and by the power of, the Holy Spirit, who is the life and soul of the Mystical Body. Mystici corporis Christi (English: 'The Mystical Body of Christ') is a papal encyclical issued by Pope Pius XII on 29 June during World War II.

It is principally remembered for its statement that the Mystical Body is identical with the Roman Catholic Church, repeated by Pius XII in Humani generis () in response to dissension. According to Mystici corporis, to be truly (reapse) a.

The concept of the "mystical body of Christ" dates back nearly to the church's origins and was explored in many other works of contemporary and traditional Catholic theology. The church is the body of Christ incarnate on earth. Christ is the head of that body, the Holy Spirit is its soul, the Eucharist its "source of unity.".Christ is Head of the whole Mystical Body, in spite of the tragic fact that certain people who are now its members will upon death cease to be members, and will be lost for all eternity.

But if 'His Church' is understood to include the whole body of the faithful as distinguished from the societies of unbelievers, then the proposition is true.The mystical body of the Devil is the ensemble of impious men.

Like an adulterous wet nurse, it nourishes this ensemble. The Devil is its head, and the evil persons are its members. “The body of the Devil,” says St. Gregory, “is composed by all the impious men.”.