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    Mary as Ecclesial Person: The Key to Modernity's Quest for Personhood


    McCaughey, Mary (2005) Mary as Ecclesial Person: The Key to Modernity's Quest for Personhood. Other thesis, Pontifical University, St Patrick's College, Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    In this thesis I propose to look at how Mary is the model of the human person defined as being-in-relation, made for communion. Modernity prioritises the values of freedom, independence and rationality, yet what it describes is less personhood than dualistic individuality. It has recognised relationality yet either doubts the essence of the other as “real” or has prioritised collectivity to such a degree that persons as unique entities have become lost. Modernity rejects Christianity as oppressive of freedom and human fulfilment, yet the values modernity seeks already exist in Christianity in the form of an authentic freedom found in relation to God and others.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Keywords: Ecclesial; Personhood;
    Academic Unit: St Patrick's College, Maynooth > Faculty of Theology
    Item ID: 5261
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2014 16:09
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