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AUC THEOLOGICA, Vol 13 No 1 (2023), 91–108

Il volto mariano della Chiesa e il volto ecclesiale di Maria nel pensiero di Joseph Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI

[The Marian Face of the Church and the Ecclesial Face of Mary in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI]

Petr Havlík

published online: 20. 11. 2023


Our article seeks to highlight the connection between the Mother of the Lord and the theme of the Church in Ratzinger’s thought. It also reflects the Bavarian theologian’s approach to Mariology in the context of the development of theology in the second half of the 20th century, especially with regard to the importance of the Second Vatican Council and its ecclesiology. The main topics of interest include the biblical basis of our author’s ecclesiological Mariology, the relationship between the doctrine of the Church, Marian theology, and Christology, the mystery of the Covenant and the nuptial analogy as a correction of so-called christomonism and the feminine dimension of the Church, of which Mary is the image and personal concretisation.

keywords: Mary; Church; ecclesiology; Mariology; woman; christomonism; female dimension of the Church

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