Augustine of Hippo: The Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Reconciliation
Gregorian Biblical BookShop, 2005 - 333 pages
This is the first study of the extent to which St. Augustine understood lay Christians to share the power to "bind and loose sinners." They bind them through fraternal correction and loose them through their prayers. Fr. Carola elaborates thoroughly Augustine's theological and pastoral vision of lay participation in ecclesial reconciliation.
Totus Christus Sacerdos
Ambrose Augustine Augustine's autem authority baptism bind Bishop of Hippo body Canticle caput Catholic Christ Christian Church clergy cleric confession congregation conversion corpus correction CSEL Cyprian Deus dimension divine Dominus Donatist Ecclesia eius employs enim ergo etiam exegesis exercise exhorts explains fact faithful's Father forgiveness fraternal grace head holy faithful homo human illi illo intercessory ipse John keys laity laity's lay faithful living loose Matthew means mediation ministry mission nature nisi nobis omnes particular pastoral peccata peccatorum penance penitent Peter pray prayer present priest priesthood quae quam quia quid quod received reconciliation reconciliatory reference remains remission role sacerdos Saint scriptural sicut sine sinner sins Spirit sumus sunt tamen tears Tertullian theology tolerance Totus Christus union unity unum unus vision vobis