Analyse ecclésiologique du Pèlerinage National à Lourdes : essai d'une approche pratique de théologie fondamentale

Authors: Righini, Anne
Advisor: Routhier, Gilles; Villemin, Laurent
Abstract: How should theology be done today? The National Pilgrimage has offered an experience of theological thinking based on contemporary Christian practice. The description of the singular ecclesiality that was discovered in the shrines is the product of a dialogue between the observation work that was made in Lourdes, the pilgrims’ words, human science works and theological writings. The pilgrims who go to the National Pilgrimage, together with thousands of other pilgrims, form an uncertain, moving group. Nevertheless, Church can be found in this crowd summoned by the Virgin that gathers around a bishop: Eucharist in celebrated; the word of God is proclaimed and listened to while poor people that are mainly represented by sick persons are standing in the first line. Il the here and now of the liturgical gathering, each person can remember the salvation through Jesus Christ and perceive something from the Kingdom before going back to the uncertainties of their everyday life. Lourdes – water and rock – is a sign in a time of transformations that aspires both to fluidity and solidity. By letting oneself be dragged by the pilgrims, the theologist comes across the most contemporary questions and the extraordinary creativity of a Church that lets itself be guided by the Spirit. Keywords: theology, postmodernity, practical theology, Church, pilgrimage, Lourdes, assembly, liturgy, Christian identity, event, interruption, Liquid Church.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2015
Open Access Date: 23 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/26261
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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