A Eucaristia e a missão da Igreja: uma reflexão sobre a Sacramentum caritatis de Bento XVI

Jorge Teixeira da Cunha

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The aim of this commentary on the exhortation Sacramentum caritatis is based on the thinking of Michel Henry and Emmanuel Levinas. According to the author, in the post-synodical text there is an opening for an understanding of the Eucharist through the Other, a path that appears to be much more fertile than others that enter into this mystery. The key is to be found within the building, as François-Xavier Durrwell has noted. The “more” that is the Paschal mystery of Jesus is what explains the “less” that is the sacramental gesture of the Eucharist. This text seeks to show how this change of perspective turns out to be of great interest in order to call attention to the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)311-326
Number of pages16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

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