The church and the power of prayer for "the Others"

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O'Collins, Gerald. (2014) The church and the power of prayer for "the Others". Horizons. 41(2), pp. 211 - 229. https://doi.org/10.1017/hor.2014.75
AuthorsO'Collins, Gerald
Abstract

This article critically examines the views of Jacques Dupuis, Gavin D'Costa, and Francis Sullivan on the church's intercession for those of other living faiths or of no faith at all. After clarifying what the Scholastic terminology of “final” and “moral” causality means, it shows how 1 Timothy and Vatican II's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy elucidate intercession for “others.” Here a rich tradition of philosophical-theological reflection on the efficacy of prayer can no longer be ignored. Finally, intercession for “others” is inspired by love for them, and brings the faithful to share in Christ's priestly ministry for the whole world. In these ways, the article aspires to open up new themes for the theology of religions.

Year2014
JournalHorizons
Journal citation41 (2), pp. 211 - 229
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0360-9669
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/hor.2014.75
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84928045631
Page range211 - 229
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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