The Liturgical Theology of Joseph Ratzinger

The Liturgical Theology of Joseph Ratzinger

JPI 1001
3 Credits

“In the crisis of faith through which we are going,” writes Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, “again and again the focal point proves to be the correct celebration and correct understanding of the Eucharist.” The aim of this course is to gain a deeper understanding of Ratzinger’s theology of the Eucharist. The themes to be studied include the meaning of “liturgy,” the mode of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist, the Liturgical Movement and the post-conciliar liturgical reform, liturgy and architecture, liturgy and music, and the relationship between the Eucharist and the Church.

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Nicholas Healy

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Culture
M.T.S. Program Advisor

Dr. Healy teaches and writes in the area of metaphysics, theological anthropology, and sacramental theology. Since 2002 he has served as an editor of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review. He is a founding member of the Academy of Catholic Theology.

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