A comprehensive introduction to synodality: reconfiguring ecclesiology and ecclesial practice / Jos Moons, S.J. [Electronic resource]
By: Moons, JosISSN: 2353-7272 Subject(s): Catholic Church Synod of Bishops (2023) | Synodality | Church polityOnline Resources: CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC COPY OF TEXT In: Roczniki Teologiczne (ISSN 2353-7272 ) v. 69. 2 (2022), p. 73-93
TAGS: Holy Spirit, listening, participation, people of God, Church renewal,
This article contributes to the growing body of literature on synodality with a comprehensive introduction. Firstly, the author observes the link between the synodal approach promoted by Pope Francis and the Second Vatican Council. With the help of Myriam Wijlens’ term ‘reconfiguration,’ he then discusses the theological foundations of a synodal understanding of the Church. In the third place, the author focuses on the reconfiguration of ecclesial practice. In a synodal way of proceeding, the traditional virtue of obedience is complemented by various other virtues, such as speaking out, listening with interest, and a deep openness to the Spirit’s newness. Finally, the author identifies practical issues that need attention.