From the joy of the gospel to the joy of Christ

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McCosker, Philip. (2016). From the joy of the gospel to the joy of Christ. Ecclesiology. 12(1), pp. 34 - 53. https://doi.org/10.1163/17455316-01201004
AuthorsMcCosker, Philip
Abstract

Many have perceived and reacted to the fresh presentation of the Christian gospel in the pontificate of Francis. It is tempting to read this as a switch in emphasis from content to form, or from ideas to action, and play Benedict XVI off against Francis I: the introverted scholarly theologian followed by the charismatic preacher. Ultimately undermining such a dichotomising approach, this article describes, analyses, situates, and draws out Francis’ christology. Exploring resonances between Francis’ thought and some ressourcement thinkers (Romano Guardini, Josef Jungmann, Yves Congar), it uncovers the christology underlying Evangelii Gaudium. Attention to the role of christology in Francis’ thought, as well as the inspiration he continues to draw from ressourcement thinkers, especially Guardini, uncovers surprisingly significant links between Bergoglio and Ratzinger.

KeywordsFrancis I; christology; ressourcement; Romano Guardini; Josef Jungmann; Benedict XVI; opposition; differentiated unity
Year2016
JournalEcclesiology
Journal citation12 (1), pp. 34 - 53
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
ISSN1744-1366
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/17455316-01201004
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84969921378
Page range34 - 53
Research GroupInstitute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
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Place of publicationNetherlands
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