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Cathedrals of BoneThe Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature$
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John C. Waldmeir

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230600

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230600.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Body Mutinies

Conclusion: The Body Mutinies

(p.166) Conclusion: The Body Mutinies
Cathedrals of Bone

John C. Waldmeir

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses the presentation of the Church as a body in the works of several writers. It suggests that most Catholic authors challenge the Church to take its own tradition very seriously. An example of this is Elizabeth Johnson's argument that Vatican II considers as basic doctrine the call for equal dignity of women and men created in the image of God, redeemed by Christ and graced by the Spirit. She believes that this doctrine constitutes nothing more than a network of sacred duties.

Keywords:   Church as a body, Catholic writers, Vatican II, Elizabeth Johnson, Catholic literature

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