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Title: Sacrament: An Economy of Gift
Author(s): POWER, David N.
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 23    Issue: 2   Date: summer 1998   
Pages: 143-158
DOI: 10.2143/LS.23.2.542258

Abstract :
Gift is a common enough word in sacramental language and in sacramental theology. Often however, both in practice and in theology, it seems to take second place to the language of causality or of priestly and community action. Of late, it has been suggested many times that this metaphysical language obscures the nature of sacramental gift and the life that flows with and from it. Hence, the intention of this article is to take up this image and set it within a sacramental economy that is gift through and through.

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