A pertença à Igreja e o vínculo baptismal
: Vaticano II, Avery Dulles e a iniciação cristã

  • Diogo Alexandre Marques Carvalho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Church membership is more than a problem to be solved by a «black and white» solution. It is an ecclesiological issue that requires a thorough understanding. The second Vatican Council gives us several contributions, such as the communion ecclesiology and the sacramental vision of the Church (as the notion of Christ Sacrament), which helps us to get a better approach to the problem. Avery Dulles is a well-known author in catholic ecclesiology due to his work "The Models of the Church". Considering Dulles's proposals, we propose to look at the degrees of belonging in the Christian Initiation experience and the situation of the children who died without baptism.
Date of Award23 Nov 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJoão Eleutério (Supervisor)


  • Church membership
  • Avery Dulles
  • Vatican Council II
  • Comunion eclesiology
  • Lumen Gentium
  • Baptism
  • Models of the Church
  • Perfect and imperfect membership.


  • Mestrado Integrado em Teologia

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