Title: Interchurch Marriage. Conjugal and Ecclesial Communion in the Domestic Church
Authors: Knieps-Port le Roi, Thomas # ×
Issue Date: 2009
Series Title: Journal of Ecumenical Studies vol:44 issue:3 pages:383-400
Abstract: The author argues that applying the concept of “domestic church” to interchurch couples would give interchurch families an ecclesial status with the Roman Catholic Church and thereby enable them to become legitimate builders of Christian unity. This approach should prevail over the current understanding that interprets interchurch marriages along the same lines as the Catholic Church understands its relationship with non-Catholic churches: as real but imperfect communion. If one were to give primacy to an experiential approach over the institutional one now operative in the Catholic Church, it would mean that interchurch marriages would not primarily be viewed as victims of divisions but as foretastes of reunion.
ISSN: 0022-0558
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit of Pastoral and Empirical Theology
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# (joint) last author

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