‘Laity as teachers in the ecclesia docens’

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O'Collins, Gerald. (2021). ‘Laity as teachers in the ecclesia docens’. Irish Theological Quarterly. 86(3), pp. 241-253. https://doi.org/10.1177/00211400211017691
AuthorsO'Collins, Gerald

Vatican II partly dismantled the separation between the hierarchy as teachers (ecclesia docens) and the laity as believers (ecclesia discens). The Council recognized the prophetic function of baptized lay persons, noting in particular the function of parents and catechists and reiterating the guidance of the Holy Spirit received by the whole church (sensus fidei). Special personal charisms invite recognizing the place in the ecclesia docens of many writers, artists, composers, and film directors. Their imaginative gifts have encouraged and renewed the life of faith for innumerable believers.

Keywordsartists; composers; ecclesia discens; ecclesia docens; film; Holy Spirit; laity; prophets,; Vatican II; writers
JournalIrish Theological Quarterly
Journal citation86 (3), pp. 241-253
PublisherSAGE Publications
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/00211400211017691
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85107609415
Page range241-253
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Output statusPublished
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Online06 Jun 2021
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Deposited18 Jan 2023
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