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The Sacrament of Revelation: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nuptial Encounter

College of Bible & Ministry, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
Religions 2019, 10(9), 495; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10090495
Received: 11 July 2019 / Revised: 17 August 2019 / Accepted: 18 August 2019 / Published: 22 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sacramental Theology: Theory and Practice from Multiple Perspectives)
This article addresses the notion of sacramentality in relation to revelation, framing revelation as a divine-human discursive encounter facilitated through semantic media. In doing so, it suggests disciplines for theological reflection that would preserve the import of human submission to the Holy Spirit’s guidance in interpreting God’s Word while also envisioning a positive place for subjective construction along that Spirit-led way. The article locates the basic tenets of such a methodological paradigm in the works of Sarah Coakley, Louis-Marie Chauvet, and Rowan Williams. Coakley’s work provides the groundwork for a vision of ecstatic encounter with God as integral to the Spirit-led process of revelation. Next, engagement with Chauvet establishes how mediated revelation may be conceived as a sacramental and dialogical reality, which fundamentally evokes and includes human self-expression. The article closes by drawing upon Williams’ theological reflection on sexuality as a resource for embracing subjective construction, as integral to our Spirit-guided, “nuptial” incorporation into the life of Christ. The results afforded by this analysis warrant spiritual-hermeneutic commitments from communities who desire to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in acts of theological interpretation. View Full-Text
Keywords: revelation; sacrament; hermeneutics; Holy Spirit; Pneumatology; spirituality; symbol; ekstasis revelation; sacrament; hermeneutics; Holy Spirit; Pneumatology; spirituality; symbol; ekstasis
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White, L.S. The Sacrament of Revelation: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nuptial Encounter. Religions 2019, 10, 495.

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