The present research analyzes the topic of the laity taking into account the lights and shadows that have been projected in the historical journey of the Church. Fundamentally, it seeks to respond to the permanent and still current situation of clericalism in the clergy-laity relationship and how the theological and ecclesiological debate has been searching for possible ways to overcome and propose ways to overcome it. and ecclesiological debate has been searching for possible ways of overcoming and proposing. In the face of this In the face of this situation, an attempt is made to identify the visions of the laity before, during and after the Vatican Council. and after the Second Vatican Council in order to find clues, orientations, challenges or guidelines that can contribute to a relaunching and resignification of the laity in the current context. By means of the method of analysis and interpretation of texts and documents based on a new understanding of ecclesiology, we will establish integrating nuclei of reflection on the laity, identifying the anthropological-philosophical and theological-ecclesiological influences in the discussion of the laity. laity. Thus, it is concluded that the image of the "Church as the people of God" is an inclusive category that allows us to assume that the laity is the "people of God". is an inclusive category that allows us to assume a new style of relationship between laity and pastors relationship between laity and pastors, that the influence of dialogical, personalist and phenomenological philosophies has been positive and is reflected in the conciliar and postconciliar documents. in the conciliar and post-conciliar documents, that synodality is one of the ways, if not the most is one of the paths - if not the only one - that today requires the effort to walk together in the construction of an ecclesial community, co-responsible in the mission community co-responsible in the mission, that today the debate centered on the clergy-mission duality no longer helps the clergy-laity duality, but rather the reflection and proposal from the communion-ministry duality should be and proposals based on the duality of communion and ministries, and that a new laity can be laity can be built today on the basis of being the Church of the poor, outgoing, Samaritan, kenotic and missionary.
|Translated title of the contribution||Communal and Ministerial Church for the Future: Visions and Perspectives on the Laity|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Title of host publication||Investigaciones: Teológicas Eclesiales Ii|
|State||Published - 9 Nov 2020|
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- 122A Religion and Theology