The priesthood of Christ and followers of other faiths

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O'Collins, Gerald. (2013) The priesthood of Christ and followers of other faiths. Irish Theological Quarterly. 78(3), pp. 262 - 278. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021140013484431
AuthorsO'Collins, Gerald
Abstract

Those, like Karl Rahner and Jacques Dupuis, who led the way in developing a theology of religions did not introduce reflections drawn from the priesthood of Christ.  Those very few (e.g. Robert Sherman) who reflect on the priesthood of Christ have not appreciated the possibilities it offers for a theology of religions.  After drawing on Hebrews, Paul, and John, this article cites relevant testimony from the Feast of Christ the King and Vatican II’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.  It then develops six themes from Christ’s universal and eternal priesthood—in particular, what can be called the sacerdotal existential—which illuminate the situation of those who follow other religions or none at all.

KeywordsAdam; Christ; other faiths; priest; sacerdotal existential; theology of religions
Year2013
JournalIrish Theological Quarterly
Journal citation78 (3), pp. 262 - 278
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN0021-1400
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0021140013484431
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84879899050
Page range262 - 278
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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