A journal of academic theology

Spirituality and Citizenship: Sacramentality in a Parable

The author finds resonance between the hitherto largely unrelated discourses of spirituality and citizenship. Drawing on Rahner’s transcendental anthropology and Moltmann’s sacramental theology of history, he proposes a spirituality that emphasizes the anonymous action of the Holy Spirit within a strong Christology. This proposal embraces the Social Quality model of citizenship and integrates Chantal Mouffe’s notion of Radical Democracy. This model, with its emphasis on individuals’ self-realization and their formation of collective identities in a social context, conceptually bridges the domains of spirituality and citizenship without sacrificing the integrity of either.

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