Proces tworzenia się Kościoła i jego kolegialność w świetle zasady Maryjnej

Andrzej Napiórkowski, Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
2019 Studia Teologii Dogmatycznej  
The article shows a five-step process of the formation of the Church: 1. the extra-temporal idea of God the Father, 2. her development in the Old Covenant, 3. establishing by Jesus, 4. fulfilling herself from the Pentecost, and 5. aiming at an eschatological fullness -which is a prospect to prove the thesis that the departure from the Marian principle or even its partial weakening leads to the impoverishment of her entire divine-human reality. Consequently, there is a disturbance of the
more » ... ance of the Church's hierarchical structure and thus improper functioning of collegiality and the weakening of the Church's credibility and missionary nature. Without this tension between the Marian principle and Peter's principle, the Christian community is not fully functioning in its missionary activity either. This was pointed out not only by Paul VI in his exhortation Evangelii nuntiandi as early as 1975, but also recently by Francis in the 2013 exhortation Evangelii gaudium. The Marian principle in the Church becomes an inalienable guarantee of proper evangelization in the modern world. Correctly constructed ecclesiology is not disconnected, not only from Trinitology, Christology, pneumatology but also from Mariology.
doi:10.15290/std.2019.05.07 fatcat:v2slh2nxc5clzg3swzakwf2hju