(Co)relation of Natural and Sacramental Marriage According to the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia Cover Image

(Su)odnos naravne i sakramentalne ženidbe prema pobudnici Amoris laetitia
(Co)relation of Natural and Sacramental Marriage According to the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Author(s): Anton Tamarut
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Family and social welfare, Systematic Theology
Published by: Katolički bogoslovni fakultet u Đakovu
Keywords: natural marriage; sacramental marriage; family; man – the image of God; the Most Holy Trinity; Jesus Christ; the Church;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents and analyses the (co)relationship of natural and sacramental marriage according to the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris letitia. The first chapter draws attention to the fact that the very gospel of the family, within which the marriage covenant occupies a central place, is a historical and eschatological reality; it has its natural and sacramental level, its relief and dynamic history, gradual growth and development. The second chapter presents and analyses man’s creation in the image of God wherein lies the foundation of natural marriage. The expression the image of God is brought into direct connection with the pair »male and female.« The third chapter draws attention to sin, that is, to the mystery of Christ’s mystery of salvation as the basis for understanding the sacramentality of marriage. Reference is made to the central meaning of Jesus Christ – the image of God in the renewal of marriage and family, and the sacramental meaning of marriage and family is analysed in detail. The sacrament of marriage is viewed under the aspect of a gift, a sign and a vocation, or mission. The fourth chapter is devoted to the very (co)relationship between natural and sacramental marriage. Natural marriage in relation to the sacramental is seen as a natural foundation, an open beginning, as »seeds that are still waiting to grow« (AL, 76), or as a sprout that »should be lead to the sacrament of marriage« (AL, 293).

  • Issue Year: 28/2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 407-424
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Croatian