General Principles of Sacramental Theology
Rather than deconstruct the Church's tradition, as many recent books on the sacraments do, Roger Nutt offers a vibrant presentation of these principles as a sound foundation for a renewed appreciation of each of the seven sacraments in the Christian life as the divinely willed means of communion and friendship between God and humanity. The sacraments bestow and nourish the personal communion with Jesus Christ that is the true source of human happiness. Recourse to the patrimony of Catholic wisdom, especially St. Thomas Aquinas, can help to highlight the sacraments and their significance within the plan of salvation.
This book will be of use in seminary, graduate, and undergraduate courses. It is further offered as a source of hope to all those seeking deeper intimacy with God amidst the confusion, alienation, and disappointment that accompanies life in a fallen world. The sacraments play an irreplaceable role in pursuing a Universal Call to Holiness that is so central to Vatican II's teaching.
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"An excellent text for use in any sacraments course. It is brief enough to be accompanied by biblical or primary sources, a work on liturgical theology, or a work on individual sacraments. Would also be of help as a resource to anyone teaching a general theology course or leading an advanced catechetical class that includes a section on the sacraments. Finally, anyone with serious religious interests who wants a reliable and systematic account of sacramental theology will find this book accessible and enlightening"—Nova et Vetera
"An excellent introduction to the basic principles of Catholic sacramental theology, suitable for a seminary class, graduate theology class, or an advanced undergraduate class on the sacraments."—Catholic Social Science Review
"Professor Nutt has done teachers of sacramental theology a great service in offering his book, General Principles of Sacramental Theology. I heartily recommend it, especially for use as a textbook for advanced undergraduates and lower-level Master's students."—New Blackfriars
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