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Title: The family as the domestic church
Authors: Eminyan, Maurice
Keywords: Families -- Religious life
Catholic Church -- Doctrines
Families -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Theology
Citation: Eminyan, M. (2002). The family as the domestic church. Melita Theologica, 53(1), 65-79.
Abstract: By referring to the Christian family as the "domestic Church" in its Dogmatic Constitution on the Church and as "domestic sanctuary of the Church" in the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Vatican II has retrieved the apostolic and patristic notion of the family as Domestic Church. It has thus caught up a most significant intuition existing in the Church from the beginning and further developed in subsequent theological reflection. The analogy has now become almost a commonplace, not only because of its simplicity as a label for the Christian family, but also and especially because of the rich meaning it contains and the practical suggestions it evokes.
Appears in Collections:MT - Volume 53, Issue 1 - 2002
MT - Volume 53, Issue 1 - 2002

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