A journal of academic theology

Dennis M. Doyle

Otto Semmelroth and the Advance of the Church as Sacrament at Vatican II

Otto Semmelroth played a major role in advancing the notion of the church as sacrament at Vatican II. His preconciliar works as well as his participation in working groups and committees were instrumental in introducing this systematic concept into the 1963 draft of Lumen gentium. His commentaries on the document disclose how his own understanding

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