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Christopher M. Cullen

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149258

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.001.0001

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The Sacramental Cure

The Sacramental Cure

(p.165) 11 The Sacramental Cure

Christopher M. Cullen (Contributor Webpage)

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Bonaventure uses “sacrament” to refer to all signs of faith in the Redeemer, even those that are not explicitly focused on Jesus of Nazareth. He refers to this as the “diversity” of the sacraments. “Sacraments” in this sense were instituted from the very beginning, but they have enjoyed diversity through three different ages and their concomitant laws: the law of nature, the law of scripture, and the law of grace.

Keywords:   sacraments, law of nature, law of scripture, law of grace, baptism, Eucharist, penance, orders, matrimony

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