Nenad D. Mijalković

Theology of the Sacrament of Penance in the Roman Catholic Church

pages: 601-620


In this paper we will present an overview of liturgical and theological understanding of the Sacrament of Penance throughout history. An explanation in regard to the Sacrament will be accompanied by adequate testimonies from the Bible and by writings of the Early Church Fathers. Then, we will present relevant theological and sacramental aspects and perceptions of individuals from the Middle Ages, the Age of Scholasticism, the Council of Trent and the Second Vatican Council. We will also certainly mention the theological views of some prominent Roman Catholic and Orthodox theologians regarding the sacrament of repentance. In this work we would like to emphasize the liturgical and theological meaning of the Sacrament of Penance in accordance with its Ecclesiological, Christological, Pneumatological and Eschatological experience the life of the Church.





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